Deploying Jamf Connect using a Jamf Pro PreStage Enrollment

A PreStage enrollment allows you to deploy your Jamf Connect PKG, configuration profiles, and packages of custom files and images during Automated Device Enrollment.

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Computers at the top of the sidebar.
  2. Click PreStage Enrollments in the sidebar.
  3. Click New .
  4. Configure the following PreStage Enrollment payloads:




    • Configure basic settings for the PreStage enrollment and customize the user experience of the Setup Assistant.


      To ensure Jamf Connect is installed before the login window loads, do not skip all the Setup Assistant steps. Jamf recommends adding one or more steps (e.g., Privacy).

    • If your Jamf Pro environment requires authentication from an LDAP server, select Require Authentication.

    • If you are using Enrollment Customization configuration to enroll users and create local accounts with Jamf Connect, add your pre-configured Enrollment Customization configuration. For more information about using Enrollment Customization with Jamf Connect, see the Managing Jamf Connect and Enrollment Customization with Jamf Pro technical paper.

    Account Settings

    • Select Create a local administrator account before the Setup Assistant and configure the credentials to be used for the local administrator account.

    • Select Skip Account Creation. Jamf Connect will create a local user account on the computer.

    Configuration Profiles

    Select the configuration profiles you created for Jamf Connect.

    Enrollment Packages

    Select the Jamf Connect PKG and the PKG with your custom files that you previously uploaded to your Jamf Pro cloud distribution point.


    Packages with higher priority install first. Multiple packages with the same priority install in alphabetical order based on the package name.

  5. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope.

    The computers listed on the Scope tab are the computers that are associated with Automated Device Enrollment via the server token file (.p7m) you downloaded from Apple. You can use the Select All button to add all associated computers to the scope. This adds all computers associated with Automated Device Enrollment via the server token file regardless of any results that have been filtered using the Filter Results search field. The Unselect All button removes all associated computers from the scope.


    If you want to automatically add computers to the scope as they become associated with the Automated Device Enrollment instance, select the Automatically assign new devices checkbox in the General payload.

  6. Click Save .

Computers in the scope will now be enrolled using the PreStage enrollment.

Best Practice:

Removing Enrollment-Only Settings in Jamf Connect

Best practice workflows cover common scenarios; however, the following recommendations may not apply in your environment.
If you configured Jamf Connect settings that should only be used during enrollment in a separate configuration profile (e.g., Notify and Acceptable Use Policy screens), you can remove computers from the configuration profile scope after enrollment is complete. This ensures these settings are not used after enrollment.
  1. Create a smart computer group that includes all computers that have completed enrollment and account creation with Jamf Pro and Jamf Connect.

  2. For your separate Jamf Connect configuration profile that includes enrollment-only settings, configure the scope to exclude the smart group created in step 1.
Computers that complete enrollment will be added to the smart group. The Jamf Connect Notify and Acceptable use policy screen settings are removed from computers when they are removed from the scope of the configuration profile.