User Extension Attributes

Extension attributes allow you to collect extra inventory information. Extension attribute values are populated by using an input type, which can be any of the following:

  • Text field

  • Pop-up menu

In Jamf Pro, you can create extension attributes manually. They are displayed in the General category of user inventory information.

Note: Depending on the input type and data type (string, integer, date), extension attributes may add time and network traffic to the inventory collection process.

Extension Attribute Input Types

Extension attributes collect inventory data by using an input type. You can configure the following input types:

Text Fields

You can display a text field in inventory information. You can enter a value in the field anytime using Jamf Pro.

Pop-up Menus

You can display a pop-up menu in inventory information. You can choose a value from the pop-up menu anytime using Jamf Pro.

Creating a User Extension Attribute

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81541843/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click User Management.

  4. Click Extension Attributes images/download/thumbnails/81541843/Extension_Attributes.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/81541843/Icon_New_Button.png .

  6. Configure the following settings:

    1. Name your extension attribute.

    2. (Optional) Enter a description.

    3. Choose the type of data being collected from the Data Type pop-up menu.

    4. Choose an input type to populate your extension attribute from the Input Type pop-up menu.

  7. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81531754/floppy-disk.png .

Related Information

For related information, see the following sections in this guide:

  • User Inventory Information
    You can view the extension attributes collected from a user and edit extension attribute values for that user.

  • Smart Groups
    You can create smart user groups based on extension attributes.

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