Deploying Jamf Connect Sync


You can install Jamf Connect Sync with the signed package installer provided by Jamf. This package is signed by a valid Apple Developer identity and will install Jamf Connect Sync in the Applications folder of target computers.


You can deploy Jamf Connect Sync to target computers in your environment using your preferred MDM solution.

Complete the following instructions to deploy Jamf Connect Sync:

  1. Open the Jamf Connect DMG and download the following installer packages:

    • Jamf Connect Sync

    • Jamf Connect Configuration

  2. Create a Jamf Connect Sync configuration profile:

    1. Open Jamf Connect Configuration.

    2. Click New.

    3. Select "Okta" from the Identity Provider pop-up menu and enter your Okta authentication domain in the Auth Server field.

    4. (Optional) Click Advanced Setup to configure additional settings and test your configuration. For more information, see Jamf Connect Configuration.

    5. Click Save to generate a configuration profile for Jamf Connect Sync.

  3. Upload your Jamf Connect Sync configuration profile to your MDM solution. If using Jamf Pro, use the "Custom Settings" payload.
    For more information about custom configuration profiles, see the Deploying Custom Configuration Profiles using Jamf Pro Knowledge Base article.

  4. Upload the provided license key configuration profile to your MDM solution.

    Note: You can use the same license key for all Jamf Connect apps.

  5. Scope the uploaded profile from step 4 to the same computers targeted in step 3.

  6. Upload the PKG files for Jamf Connect Sync to your preferred MDM solution.

  7. Create a policy to deploy packages from step 6 and scope the policy to targeted computers.

Launch Agent

You can install a launch agent that instructs macOS to launch Jamf Connect Sync on log in. You can create your own XML file or use the launch agent included in the product download.

Note: If NoMad Pro was previously installed on the computer, the launch agent will uninstall this application before installing Jamf Connect Sync.


Jamf Connect Sync requires a valid license to be deployed with the application. Your Jamf account manager will provide a license key configuration profile, which can be deployed as either a preference key or a file in the Jamf Connect Sync application support folders.

The order of precedence for license discovery is the following:

  1. Jamf Connect Sync preferences

  2. A .jamfconnectlicense file in /Library/Application Support/com.jamf.connect.sync

  3. A .jamfconnectlicense file in ~/Library/Application Support/com.jamf.connect.sync

Note: To store the license in the preferences configuration profile, you must convert the license file to base64 format, and then use the LicenseFile key in your configuration profile.

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