Self Service Plug-ins

There are two types of plug-ins that you can make available in Self Service: URL plug-ins and Self Service Plug-in bundles. URL plug-ins give users easy access to webpages right from the application. Self Service Plug-in bundles are custom plug-ins developed with the Self Service API.

When you make a URL plug-in available in Self Service, you can customize how the plug-in is displayed to users. This includes uploading an icon for the plug-in, and specifying whether the plug-in opens in Self Service or in a web browser.

By default, Self Service plug-ins are available on all managed computers and to all users.

Adding a Self Service Plug-in

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126872/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 Self Service Plug-ins images/download/thumbnails/10126872/Self_Service_Plug-ins.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/10126872/New_icon.png .

  6. Enter a display name and description, and choose a priority for the plug-in.

  7. Choose "Self Service Plug-in Bundle" or "URL Plug-in" from the Plug-in Type pop-up menu.

  8. Configure the plug-in using the options on the pane.

  9. Click Save.

The plug-in is available in Self Service the next time computers check in with the JSS.

Cloning, Editing, or Deleting a Self Service Plug-in

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

  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Settings images/download/thumbnails/10126872/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 Self Service Plug-ins images/download/thumbnails/10126872/Self_Service_Plug-ins.png .

  5. Click the plug-in you want to clone, edit, or delete.

  6. Do one of the following:

    • To clone the plug-in, click Clone and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To edit the plug-in, click Edit and make changes as needed. Then click Save.

    • To delete the plug-in, click Delete and then click Delete again to confirm.

The changes are applied the next time computers check in with the JSS.

Related Information

For more information on the Self Service API, download the Casper Suite SDK from:
http://www.jamfsoftware.com/developer-resources/

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

Using Self Service Plug-ins
Learn how users use the plug-ins available in Self Service.

For related information, see the following Knowledge Base article:

Scope of Self Service Plug-ins
Find out how to distribute a Self Service plug-in using a policy so you can control which users have access to the plug-in.

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