Deploying Jamf Connect using a Jamf Pro Policy

You can use a policy to deploy Jamf Connect. Policies are most commonly used in the following scenarios:

  • To deploy the menu bar app in environments that are not using the Jamf Connect login window.

  • To manage major Jamf Connect upgrades (e.g., 1.x to 2.x) to computers.

  • Upload the Jamf Connect PKG and custom files and images package to Jamf Pro.
 For more information, see Custom Branding.

  • Create or upload computer configuration profiles for Jamf Connect.
 For more information, see Configuration.

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Computers at the top of the sidebar.
  2. Click Policies in the sidebar.
  3. Click New .
  4. Use the General payload to configure basic settings for the policy.
    1. For the trigger, select Recurring Check-in.
    2. Choose Once per Computer from the Execution Frequency pop-up menu.
  5. Use the Maintenance payload to select Update Inventory.

    This forces computers to submit updated inventory information to Jamf Pro.

  6. Use the Packages payload to add the Jamf Connect PKG.
  7. (Optional) Use the rest of the payloads to configure the tasks you want to perform.
  8. Scope the policy to the same computers targeted by your Jamf Connect configuration profiles.
  9. Click Save .

The policy is distributed to computers in the scope the next time they contact Jamf Pro.