Cloud Distribution Point

The cloud distribution point uses a content delivery network (CDN) to host packages, in-house apps, and in-house books. Jamf Pro supports the following content delivery services:

  • Rackspace Cloud Files

  • Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront

  • Akamai NetStorage

  • Jamf Cloud Distribution Service (JCDS)

When you configure the cloud distribution point in Jamf Pro, you can choose to make it the principal distribution point. You can also choose whether to replicate specific files or the entire contents of the principal distribution point if the principal distribution point is a file share distribution point.

Note:

If you plan to use the JCDS for your cloud distribution point, Jamf recommends that you do not attempt to upload files larger than 20 GB. Due to the file size download limit set by Amazon CloudFront, files larger than 20 GB may not download successfully. For more information, see Quotas in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

Jamf Pro supports the use of signed URLs created with Amazon CloudFront. It also supports Akamai Remote Authentication. For more information about Akamai Remote Authentication, contact your Akamai Account Manager.

If your Jamf Pro server is hosted in Jamf Cloud and you have the subscription-based option, you can use JCDS as your cloud distribution point. For more information about pricing, contact Jamf Customer Success.

Configuring the Cloud Distribution Point

Requirements

If you plan to use Akamai for your cloud distribution point, Akamai must be configured to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

Files that are uploaded to a cloud distribution point cannot have filenames that include the following characters:

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  1. In Jamf Pro, click Settings in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. In the Server Infrastructure section, click Cloud Distribution Point .
  3. Click Edit .
  4. Choose a content delivery network from the Content Delivery Network pop-up menu.
  5. Configure the settings on the pane.
  6. Click Save .

Testing the Cloud Distribution Point

After the cloud distribution point is configured, you can test the connection to the content delivery network.

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Settings in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. In the Server Infrastructure section, click Cloud Distribution Point .
  3. Click Test .
  4. Click Test again.

A message displays, reporting the success or failure of the connection.

Replicating Files to the Cloud Distribution Point

Requirements

During replication, files on the principal distribution point are replicated to the cloud distribution point via Jamf Admin. The files that are replicated depend on whether the cloud distribution point is configured to replicate specific files or the entire contents of the principal distribution point.

  1. Open Jamf Admin and authenticate to the Jamf Pro server.
  2. In the sidebar, select the cloud distribution point you want to replicate files to.
  3. Click Replicate.