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/14454158/Settings_icon.png .

  3. Click Computer Management.

  4. In the "Computer Management - Management Framework" section, click Self Service Plug-ins images/download/thumbnails/14454158/Self_Service_Plug-ins.png .

  5. Click New images/download/thumbnails/14454158/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.

Related Information

For more information on the Self Service API, download the Casper Suite SDK from:

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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