Acceptable Use Policy

You can use Jamf Connect to display an acceptable use policy at the login window, which the user must accept before accessing the computer.


An acceptable use policy agreement can be displayed with the following methods, which Jamf Connect will look for in the following order:

  1. Apple policy banner—If you configured an Apple policy banner, Jamf Connect will display the contents of the policy banner on the acceptable use policy screen. Jamf Connect automatically searches /Library/Security for a file named "PolicyBanner" to display this file. No additional settings need to be configured for Jamf Connect to detect and display this file.
    For more information about Apple policy banners, see How to set up policy banners in macOS from Apple's support website.

  2. Custom File Upload—You can store a custom file that contains your acceptable use policy content and configure the Acceptable Use Policy Document (EULAFilePath) setting with the value of the file path.

  3. Login window configuration profile—You can use Acceptable Use Policy Title (EULATitle), Acceptable Use Policy Text (EULASubTitle), and Acceptable Use Policy Subtitle ( EULAText) to store all the text directly in your login window configuration profile.

Keep the following in mind when configuring an acceptable use policy agreement with Jamf Connect:

  • If using an Apple policy banner or the Acceptable Use Policy Document setting, supported file types are PDF, TXT, RTF, and RTFD.

  • If multiple methods are configured, Jamf Connect will use the order of precedence above to display a single method for the body text. The Acceptable Use Policy Title ( EULATitle ) and Acceptable Use Policy Subtitle ( EULASubTitle ) will always display, if configured, and can be used to complement an Apple policy banner or custom file.

To add an acceptable use policy to the Jamf Connect login window, do the following:

  1. Confirm that the EULA loginwindow mechanism is enabled by executing the following command:

    authchanger -print

    If the EULA mechanism is not included in the list of mechanisms, enable it by executing the following command:

    sudo /usr/local/bin/authchanger -JamfConnect

  2. Use your preferred configuration method to configure acceptable use policy settings.
    For more information, see Configuring Settings for Jamf Connect.

Acceptable Use Policy Settings

Domain: com.jamf.connect.login

Description: Used to configure an acceptable use policy to users at the Jamf Connect login window





Acceptable Use Policy Document

Specifies the path to a file that contains an acceptable use policy document that users must agree to before logging in. The following file formats are supported:

  • PDF

  • TXT

  • RTF

  • RTFD




Audit File Path

Specifies the file path to a directory where the user’s acceptance record of the acceptable use policy is stored.




Acceptable Use Policy Text

Body text of the acceptable use policy


<string>Example body text.</string>


Acceptable Use Policy Title

Title of the acceptable use policy


<string>Terms & Conditions</string>


Acceptable Use Policy Subtitle

Subtitle of the acceptable use policy


<string>Accept these terms and conditions to start using your Mac.</string>

Related Information

For related information about packaging Jamf Connect, see the Customizing the Jamf Connect Login Package with Composer Knowledge Base article.

For related information about deploying Jamf Connect settings, see Deployment.

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