Security Settings

The Security settings in the JAMF Software Server (JSS) allow you to do the following:

  • Enable certificate-based authentication.

  • Enable push notifications.

  • Enable SSL certificate verification.

  • Specify the condition under which the checksum will be used to validate packages.

  • Specify a maximum clock skew between managed computers and the JSS host server.

When an OS X computer attempts to communicate with the JSS and the security requirements specified in the JSS are not met, communication is blocked.


To enable push notifications, you must have a push certificate in the JSS. (For more information, see Push Certificates.)

Configuring Security Settings

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126656/Settings_icon.png .

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

  4. In the ”Computer Management–Management Framework” section, click Security images/download/thumbnails/10126656/Security.png .

  5. Click Edit.

  6. Configure the settings on the pane.

  7. Click Save.

Related Information

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

  • Certificates
    Learn about device certificates and the SSL certificate.

  • SSL Certificate
    Find out how to create or upload an SSL certificate that OS X computers can use to verify the identity of the JSS.

  • Calculating a Checksum
    Learn about using the checksum to validate a package and how to manually calculate the value.

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Certificate-Based Authentication for OS X Computers
Learn how the JSS uses certificate-based authentication to verify the identity of OS X computers.

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