Categories

Categories are organizational components that allow you to group policies, packages, scripts, and printers in Casper Admin and the JAMF Software Server (JSS). You can also use categories to group policies, configuration profiles, apps, and eBooks in Self Service. This makes these items easier to locate.

You can add categories to Casper Admin or the JSS. When you add, edit, or delete a category in Casper Admin, the changes are reflected in the JSS and vice versa.

After you add a category to Casper Admin or the JSS, you can add items to the category when configuring them in Casper Admin or the JSS.

Adding a Category to Casper Admin

  1. Open Casper Admin and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. Click New Category images/download/thumbnails/12322323/icon_CA_folder.png .

  3. Enter a display name and choose a priority for the category.
    Note: Priority is used for displaying the category in Self Service (e.g. A category with a priority of “1” is displayed before other categories).

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  4. Click OK.

Adding a Category to the JSS

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12322323/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Global Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Categories images/download/thumbnails/12322323/Categories.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/12322323/New_icon.png .

  6. Enter a display name and choose a priority for the category.
    Note: Priority is used for displaying the category in Self Service.

  7. Click Save.

Editing or Deleting a Category in Casper Admin

  1. Open Casper Admin and authenticate to the JSS.

  2. In the "Categories" list above the main repository, select the category you want to edit or delete.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To edit the category, double-click it and change the display name and/or priority as needed. Then click OK.

    • To delete the category, click Delete images/download/thumbnails/12322323/icon_CA_delete.png and then click Delete again to confirm.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a Category in the JSS

  1. Log in to the JSS with a web browser.

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/12322323/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Global Management.
    On a smartphone or iPod touch, this option is in the pop-up menu.

  4. Click Categories images/download/thumbnails/12322323/Categories.png .

  5. Click the category you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the category, click Clone and change the display name, and then configure priority as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the category, click Edit and change the display name and/or priority as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the category, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

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