Dock Items

You can manage Dock items on computers by adding them to Jamf Pro or Jamf Admin.

Keep the following in mind:

  • When you add a Dock item to Jamf Admin, you choose from a list of Dock items that are on the computer running Jamf Admin.

  • When you add a Dock item to Jamf Pro, you manually specify information about the Dock item.

  • When you add, edit, or delete a Dock item in Jamf Admin, the changes are reflected in Jamf Pro and vice versa.

Adding a Dock Item to Jamf Pro

  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/81553140/Icon_Settings_Hover.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the “Computer Management” section, click Dock Items images/download/thumbnails/81553140/Dock_Items.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/81553140/Icon_New_Button.png .

  6. Configure the Dock item using the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save images/download/thumbnails/81553140/floppy-disk.png .

Adding a Dock Item to Jamf Admin


To add a Dock item to Jamf Admin, the Dock item must exist on the computer using Jamf Admin.


  1. Open Jamf Admin and authenticate to the Jamf Pro server.

  2. Click Add Dock Items images/download/thumbnails/81553140/Dock.png .

  3. Select the checkbox next to each Dock item you want to add.

  4. Click Add.

Deleting a Dock Item in Jamf Admin

  1. Open Jamf Admin and authenticate to the Jamf Pro server.

  2. In the main repository, select the Dock item you want to delete.

  3. Click Delete images/download/thumbnails/81553140/icon_CA_delete.png , and then click Delete again to confirm.

Adding or Removing a Dock Item from Computers Using a Policy

You can add or remove Dock items on computers by using a policy.

When you add a Dock item on computers, you can choose whether to add it to the beginning or the end of the Dock.


To add or remove a Dock item on computers, the Dock item must be added to Jamf Admin or Jamf Pro.


  1. Log in to Jamf Pro.

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

  3. Click Policies.

  4. Click New images/download/thumbnails/81553140/Icon_New_Button.png .

  5. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy, including the trigger and execution frequency.

  6. Select the Dock Items payload and click Configure.

  7. Click Add for the Dock item you want to add or remove.

  8. Choose "Add to Beginning of Dock", "Add to End of Dock", or "Remove from Dock" from the Action pop-up menu.

  9. Use the Restart Options payload to configure settings for restarting computers.

  10. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the policy.
    For more information, see Scope.

  11. (Optional) Click the Self Service tab and make the policy available in Self Service.
    For more information, see Items Available to Users in Jamf Self Service for macOS.

  12. (Optional) Click the User Interaction tab and configure messaging and deferral options.
    For more information, see User Interaction with Policies.

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

The policy runs on computers in the scope the next time they check in with Jamf Pro and meet the criteria in the General payload.

Related Information

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

  • About Policies
    Learn the basics about policies.

  • Policy Management
    Find out how to create policies, view the plan and status of a policy, and view and flush policy logs.

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