User-Assigned Volume Assignments

Jamf Pro allows you to assign App Store apps and books purchased in volume to users for user-assigned managed distribution. After apps have been assigned to users, you can also use Jamf Pro to revoke them from users. Books cannot be revoked.

To assign content purchased in volume to users, you need a location set up in Jamf Pro. For more information, see Integrating with Volume Purchasing. This allows you to choose a location when creating a volume assignment in Jamf Pro. All content purchased for managed distribution using that location is automatically available. You can then specify the content that you want to assign, and the users you want to assign it to (called "scope"). Users must be registered with volume purchasing to assign the content purchased in volume to them. For more information, see User-Assigned Volume Purchasing Registration.

Note: Jamf Pro also supports device-based managed distribution, which allows you to distribute App Store apps directly to computers and mobile devices. For device-based distribution, user assignments are not required. For more information, see Device-Assigned Managed Distribution.

For more information on purchasing and distributing apps and books in volume, see the following Apple documentation:

User assignments require computers with macOS 10.9 or later and mobile devices with iOS 7 or later.

Creating a Volume Assignment

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/81552885/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the volume assignment, including the location.

    Note: The assignment is automatically added to the site that the location belongs to.

  6. Use the Apps and eBooks payloads to select the checkbox for each app and book you want to assign.
    If a recently purchased app or book is not displayed in the list, follow the steps in the Recently Purchased Volume Content is not Displayed in Jamf Pro Knowledge Base article to add that app or book to the list.

  7. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the assignment.

    Note: If the site of the location is changed at any point, users that do not belong to that location site are removed from the scope of the invitation. For more information, see Scope.

  8. Click Save.

Revoking Apps from Users

To revoke specific apps from all users in the scope of a volume assignment, you remove the apps from the volume assignment.

To revoke all the apps in a volume assignment from specific users, you remove the users from the scope.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment you want to revoke.

  5. Select the Apps payload and remove apps from the assignment as needed.

  6. Click the Scope tab and remove users from the scope as needed.
    For more information, see Scope.

  7. Click Save.

If the Notify users when an app is no longer assigned to them checkbox is selected for the location, a notification is sent to users.

Revoking All Apps from Users

For each location, you can revoke all apps that have been assigned to users.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81552885/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Global Management.

  4. Click Volume Purchasing images/download/thumbnails/81552885/VPP_Accounts.png .

  5. Click the location for which you want to revoke all apps.

  6. Click Revoke All, and then click OK to confirm.

If the Notify users when an app is no longer assigned to them checkbox is selected for the location, a notification is sent to users.

Viewing Content Associated with a Volume Assignment

For each volume assignment, you can view the apps or books in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro. This allows you to modify the scope of the content to redistribute it.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click a volume assignment to view the content.

  5. Select the Apps or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.

  6. If the app or book has been added to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro, click the link next to the app or book to view the content.

The content is displayed in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog, and you can modify the scope to redistribute the content. For more information, see Apps Purchased in Volume and Books Purchased in Volume.

Adding Content Associated with a Volume Assignment

For each volume assignment, you can add the assigned apps and books to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment for the content you want to add to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog.

  5. Select the Apps or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.

  6. If the app or book has not been added to the App Catalog or eBook Catalog in Jamf Pro, click the button next to the app or book to add it.

The content is displayed in the App Catalog or eBook Catalog, and you can add the content to the catalog for distribution. For more information, see Apps Purchased in Volume and Books Purchased in Volume.

Viewing the Users that Volume Purchasing Content is Assigned To

For each volume assignment, you can view the users that content purchased in volume is assigned to.

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Users at the top of the page.

  3. Click Volume Assignments.

  4. Click the volume assignment for which you want to view the users that the content is assigned to.

  5. Select the Apps or eBooks payload.
    A list of content is displayed.
    For each app or book, you can view the number of users that the content is assigned to in the In Use column.

  6. To view the users that the content is assigned to, click the number displayed in the In Use column.

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