Self Service Configuration Profiles for Computers

You can make any OS X configuration profile available in Self Service, but it is up to you to determine which profiles are appropriate.

When you make a configuration profile available in Self Service, you can specify which computers display it in Self Service and which users can access it (called “scope”).

You can also customize how Self Service configuration profiles are displayed to users by doing the following:

  • Entering a description

  • Uploading an icon

  • Featuring the configuration profile on the main page

  • Displaying or featuring the configuration profile in one or more categories

Creating a Self Service Configuration Profile

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

  2. Click Computers at the top of the page.

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

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To use the JSS to manually create a new configuration profile, click New images/download/thumbnails/12322306/New_icon.png .

    • To upload a configuration profile (.mobileconfig) that was created using Apple’s Profile Manager, click Upload images/download/thumbnails/12322306/Upload_icon.png .

    For more information about configuration profiles, see OS X Configuration Profiles.

  5. Use the General payload to set the distribution method to “Make Available in Self Service” and to configure basic settings.

  6. Use the rest of the payloads to configure the settings you want to apply.

  7. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the configuration profile.
    For more information, see Scope.

  8. Click the Self Service tab and configure how the configuration profile is displayed in Self Service using the settings on the pane. You can customize the text displayed in the description for the configuration profile in Self Service by using Markdown in the Description field.
    For information about Markdown, see the following Knowledge Base article:
    Using Markdown to Format Text

  9. Click Save.

Computer-level and user-level profile settings are applied when the user installs the profile from Self Service.

Related Information

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

  • Self Service User Experience on Computers
    Learn how users log in to Self Service, run policies, install configuration profiles, Mac App Store apps, and eBooks, use plug-ins, and view notifications.

  • OS X Configuration Profiles
    Learn about OS X configuration profiles, including requirements, payload variables, and how to manually create and upload a configuration profile.

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