Deploying an App to All Devices in a Blueprint

When you deploy an app to devices in a Blueprint, you can choose one of three deployment methods:

  • Automatically install an app on devices
  • Make an app available on devices by installing Jamf Self Service for macOS
  • Use a combination of both deployment methods

Self Service allows users to browse and choose which Mac App Store apps and custom apps they install on their computer. You can also add a description for custom apps to display in Self Service.

To deploy an app by displaying it in Self Service:
  • You must be on the Jamf Fundamentals plan.

  • Targeted devices must be computers with macOS 10.13 or later.

  • Apps must be volume purchased or custom ("third-party" or "in-house") apps.

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click on Blueprints.
  3. Select the Blueprint you want to add apps to.
  4. Click on Apps inside the Blueprint.

    Screenshot of the Blueprint's Apps section, with a button for adding an app.

  5. If no apps currently exist in the Blueprint, click Add an App. If adding an app to a Blueprint with existing apps, click Edit Apps.
  6. Find the app you want to add to the Blueprint by searching, filtering, or sorting apps. You can filter by device type, and sort alphabetically by app name, seller, or platform.
  7. (Optional) To automatically install apps on devices, select the Install Automatically checkbox next to a specific app, or select all apps by selecting the Install All Filtered Apps Automatically or Install All Apps Automatically checkbox.
  8. (Optional) To allow users to download apps with Self Service, select the Display in Self Service checkbox next to a specific app, or select all apps by selecting the Display All Filtered Apps in Self Service or Display All Apps in Self Service checkbox.

    Screenshot of the Blueprint App section, with checkbox options.

  9. Click Save Changes.

Apps with the Install Automatically checkbox selected are deployed to any devices already in this Blueprint and to any devices added to this Blueprint in the future.

Apps with the Display in Self Service checkbox selected are available in Self Service, and the Self Service app is deployed to any devices in this Blueprint that match the Self Service requirements.

If both the Install Automatically and Display in Self Service checkboxes are selected, the apps are both deployed directly to the devices and available in Self Service.

Adding a Description for a Custom App

  1. Log in to Jamf Now.
  2. Click Apps.
  3. Click the Action pop-up menu (•••) to the right of the custom app you want to add a description for, and then click Edit.
  4. Add a description in the App Description text box.
  5. Click Save Changes.
Custom app descriptions display in Self Service when the app icon is clicked.