Creating a Configuration Profile using Jamf Pro

You can use Jamf Pro to create a computer configuration profile that configures Jamf Connect settings with the Application & Custom Settings payload. This payload allows you to select Jamf Connect preferences, automatically generate a PLIST file, and configure the scope. Jamf Pro can use configuration profiles created in this way to automatically deploy and update Jamf Connect.

Depending on which components of Jamf Connect you plan to use, you must configure settings for the following Jamf application domains:

  • com.jamf.connect

    Includes all settings for the Jamf Connect menu bar app

  • com.jamf.connect.login

    Includes all settings for the Jamf Connect login window

Keep the following in mind when you configure Jamf Connect:
  • You can configure multiple Application & Custom Setting payloads in a single configuration profile. This allows you to configure multiple preference domains in a single configuration profile.

  • You can split your Jamf Connect settings into multiple configuration profiles written to the same preference domains. This allows you to easily add or remove a subset of Jamf Connect settings (e.g., enrollment-only settings).

Best Practice:

Configuring Enrollment-only Settings

Best practice workflows cover common scenarios; however, the following recommendations may not apply in your environment.

If you plan to configure Jamf Connect settings that should only be used during enrollment, you can create a separate configuration profile for these settings. Common settings include the following:

  • Acceptable use policy settings

  • Notify screen script

  • authchanger command-line arguments that enable the Notify screen

Create a configuration profile that includes the following Application & Custom Settings payloads:

  1. Configure the com.jamf.connect.login preference domain with enrollment-only settings.
  2. If your organization uses the Notify screen, configure the com.jamf.connect.authchanger preference domain to enable the Notify screen after Jamf Connect is installed.
Requirements
  • Jamf Pro 10.18.0 or later
    Note:

    If you plan to deploy Jamf Connect with a PreStage Enrollment, your configuration profile must be signed.

  • Integration with a cloud identity provider (IdP)


  • Familiarity with your IdP's minimum authentication settings


  1. In Jamf Pro, click Computers at the top of the sidebar.
  2. Click Configuration Profiles in the sidebar.
  3. Click New .
  4. Use the General payload to configure basic settings, including the level at which to apply the profile and the distribution method.

    Only payloads and settings that apply to the selected level are displayed for the profile. To distribute the profile during enrollment using a computer PreStage enrollment, ensure you create a computer-level configuration profile.

  5. Use Application & Custom Settings payload to configure Jamf Applications.
  6. Click Add .
  7. Choose com.jamf.connect.login from the Jamf Application Domain pop-up menu.
  8. Choose a version of the preference domain you want to configure.

    The latest version is recommended.

  9. Select Jamf Connect Login.json from the Variant pop-up menu.
    The Jamf Connect preference domain settings display.
  10. Configure Jamf Connect settings.

    To determine which settings are required, see Authentication Settings.

  11. If you plan to use the Jamf Connect menu bar app in your organization, click Add to configure settings for the Jamf Connect menu bar app preference domain (com.jamf.connect).

  12. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope of the profile.
    Note:

    Ensure the scope of the profile contains the computers that are in the scope of the PreStage enrollment. For more information about distributing configuration profiles during enrollment, see Computer PreStage Enrollments in the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide.

  13. Click Save .

Your configuration profiles are distributed to target computers when they check in with Jamf Pro.

If you configure deployment and update settings for the newly created profile, Jamf Pro will install or update Jamf Connect on target computers accordingly.