Setting Up Jamf Pro

The first time you connect to the Jamf Pro server, the Jamf Pro Setup Assistant guides you through the following setup tasks:

  • Accept the license agreement.

  • Enter your activation code.

  • Create your first Jamf Pro user account.

  • Enter your Jamf Pro URL. The Jamf Pro URL is the URL that client applications, computers, and mobile devices will connect to when communicating with the Jamf Pro server.

After you complete the Jamf Pro Setup Assistant, you can click the setup tips that are displayed onscreen to start configuring commonly used settings.

You may also want to make changes to the following preconfigured settings to ensure they meet the needs of your organization. These settings are important because, over time, they can significantly affect the size of your database and your levels of network traffic:

  • “Update Inventory” policy

    Determines how often computers submit inventory to Jamf Pro. For more information, see Computer Inventory Collection.

  • Recurring check-in frequency

    Determines the interval at which computers check in with Jamf Pro for available policies. For more information, see Recurring Check-in Frequency.

  • Mobile device inventory collection frequency

    Determines how often mobile devices submit inventory to Jamf Pro. For more information, see Mobile Device Inventory Collection Settings.