Blueprints in Jamf Now

Blueprints allow you to easily bundle applications, settings, and restrictions. After configuring a Blueprint, you can assign devices to that Blueprint to deploy selected bundled settings to those devices. Any time you assign a device to a new Blueprint, the device will receive its new configuration from that Blueprint. Any time you update the settings in a Blueprint, the changes will be applied to all devices linked to that Blueprint.

Every Jamf Now account will start with three default Blueprints: Management, Operations, and a third Blueprint that varies depending on your business. You can create additional Blueprints as needed.

A device will always be associated with only one Blueprint. If you have more than one Blueprint, your users will be able to select the appropriate configuration during Open Enrollment. Optionally, you can use a Blueprint's unique URL to bypass the selection process and navigate directly to that configuration.

Blueprints can also be preassigned to devices enrolled with Automated Device Enrollment associated with your Jamf Now account. This can be completed before a device enrolled with Automated Device Enrollment is turned on. 

Creating a New Blueprint

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Blueprints.
  3. Click Create New Blueprint.
  4. Add a name for your Blueprint.
    Screen shot of Create Blueprint pane
  5. (Optional) Add a description for your Blueprint.
  6. (Optional) Select the Private checkbox to hide the Blueprint from Open Enrollment.
  7. Click Save Blueprint.

You can now add desired apps, settings, and restrictions to the Blueprint.

Copying a Blueprint

Requirements

Make sure that you have at least one Blueprint already set up and configured in your account. That will be what you select and duplicate in the tutorial below.

  1. In the Blueprints menu, click on one of your Blueprints.
  2. Once inside an individual Blueprint you will see the Blueprint name in the upper left. Click the drop down arrow to display Blueprint admin options.
  3. Click on Copy to duplicate the Blueprint.

    Screenshot of a selected Blueprint, highlighting Copy from the menu.

Deleting a Blueprint

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click on Blueprints.
  3. Click on any Blueprint to view more details.
  4. Click the Blueprint name in the top left corner and select Delete.

    Screenshot of a selected Blueprint, highlighting Delete from the drop down menu.

    You will see a confirmation dialog.

    • If there are no devices associated with this Blueprint, you can click Delete and the Blueprint will be permanently deleted from your account.

    • If there are devices associated with this Blueprint, you will need to select a replacement Blueprint for these devices before you can permanently delete a Blueprint from your account.

Note:

Every Jamf Now account must have at least one Blueprint. If you attempt to delete the last Blueprint in your account, you will be alerted that you cannot delete this Blueprint.

Setting a Default Enrollment Blueprint

Devices that are enrolled using Open Enrollment are assigned the default enrollment Blueprint if the user-selected Blueprint is unavailable for any reason. Devices enrolled using Automated Device Enrollment are also assigned the default enrollment Blueprint if a different Blueprint has not been preassigned. You can edit your default enrollment Blueprint at any time.

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click More Settings.
  3. Click Devices.
  4. The current default Blueprint will be listed next to the Default Enrollment Blueprint section. To change the default Blueprint, click the menu arrow to open the pop-up menu and select a new default Blueprint.
  5. Click Save Settings.

Devices enrolled using Automated Device Enrollment will inherit this default Blueprint unless another Blueprint is explicitly assigned by the Jamf Now administrator. For more information on preassigning Blueprints, see Preassigning Blueprints to Devices Enrolled with Automated Device Enrollment.

Any devices that experience an issue with a user-selected Blueprint will revert to this default Blueprint upon enrollment.

Preassigning Blueprints to Devices Enrolled with Automated Device Enrollment

Any devices in your Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager account associated with Jamf Now will be listed in the Auto-Enrollment section. You can view both enrolled and not managed devices here.

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Auto-Enrollment.
  3. Click View Devices.
  4. Select the device you want to assign a Blueprint to by clicking the Action pop-up menu (•••) and click Assign Blueprint.

    Screenshot of the Auto-Enrollment section in Jamf Now, highlighting assign a blueprint to a device.

  5. Select a Blueprint, then click Assign Blueprint.

Designating a Blueprint to Assign to Devices Enrolled with Open Enrollment

Send a direct enrollment URL to devices for Open Enrollment to assign devices to a particular Blueprint.

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Blueprints.
  3. Click the Blueprint you want to assign devices to.
  4. Click the Blueprint name in the top-left corner to display Blueprint administrator options, and then select Enrollment.
A panel will appear from the left with the Open Enrollment URL for this Blueprint.

Switching Blueprints on a Device

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Blueprints.
  3. Click the Blueprint that is the destination for the devices you'd like to move.
  4. Click Devices.
  5. Click Add a Device.
  6. Select the devices you would like to migrate to this Blueprint in the pop-up window, and then click Add Devices.
    Screenshot of the Adding Devices pop-up menu
The new Blueprint will be sent to devices as a sequence of commands, with the enrollment profile sent first, and the restrictions sent last. Other commands are sent arbitrarily between enrollment and restrictions. New Blueprint settings overwrite the previous settings, instead of uninstalling and then re-installing settings. This prevents Wi-Fi from being dropped while switching Blueprints.