You can import users to the JAMF Software Server (JSS) from Apple School Manager. This allows you to automatically create new users in the JSS from the users in Apple School Manager or append information to existing users in the JSS.
When you import users from Apple School Manager, the following fields are populated in the Roster category of the user's inventory information:
Full name from Roster
Managed Apple ID
An assistant in the JSS guides you through the process of importing all users or a subset of users from Apple School Manager. If you choose to import a subset of users, you need to choose the criteria and values for the users you want to import. For example, you could import the students from the first grade or the second grade only.
You can select from the following options when importing users from Apple School Manager:
Match to an existing user in the JSS —Imported users are matched to existing users in the JSS based on the criteria selected when integrating the JSS with Apple School Manager. (For more information, see Integrating with Apple School Manager.) The JSS displays potential existing users in the JSS that match the specified criteria. When you select an existing user in the JSS to match the imported user to, information is populated in the Roster category of the user's inventory information. If this information existed prior to matching the imported user with the existing user, the information is updated.
Create a new user in the JSS —If you choose to create a new user, the imported user is automatically added to the JSS in the Users tab and inventory information is entered in the Roster category of the user's inventory information.
Note: The number of users you can import and match varies depending on your environment. Importing a large number of users at once may affect performance. You may need to perform more than one import to import all users to the JSS from Apple School Manager.
After users are imported, if an Apple School Manager Sync Time is configured for the Apple School Manager instance, user information is updated automatically based on the scheduled frequency and time. (For more information about configuring the Apple School Manager Sync Time, see Integrating with Apple School Manager.)
To import users to the JSS from Apple School Manager, you need the following:
The JSS integrated with Apple School Manager. (For more information, see Integrating with Apple School Manager.)
A JSS user account with the "Users" privilege.
Importing Users from Apple School Manager
Log in to the JSS with a web browser.
Click Users at the top of the page.
Click Search Users.
Leave the search field blank and press the Enter key.
Click Import .
If you choose to import a subset of users, choose the criteria, operator, and values to use to define the subset of users to import.
Note: When importing a subset of users based on multiple criteria, choose "or" from the And/Or pop-up menu(s) if the criteria are the same.
Follow the onscreen instructions to import users.
Note: If you are importing a large number of users (e.g. 10,000), a progress bar is displayed in the assistant during the import process. You can click Done and perform other management tasks while the import takes place.
User information is imported to the JSS and applied in the Users tab.
If you have site access only, users are imported to your site only.
For related information, see the following section in this guide:
Find out how to create classes in the JSS for use with Apple's Classroom app or Casper Focus.
For related information, see the following technical paper:
Integrating with Apple School Manager to Support Apple's Education Features Using the Casper Suite
Get step-by-step instructions on how to integrate with Apple School Manager to support Apple's education features with the Casper Suite v9.92 or later.