Re-enrolling a Computer Using Automated Device Enrollment

Typically, devices are enrolled with Jamf Now via Automated Device Enrollment during the Setup Assistant. If a computer was not enrolled during setup, you can retroactively update the enrollment by following this workflow.

Benefits of Automated Device Enrollment include:
  • Access to macOS updates via Jamf Now

  • Non-removable management profiles

To enroll a computer with Automated Device Enrollment, ensure the computer:
  • Has macOS 10.13 or later

  • Is logged in to the local account you plan to manage

  • Is enrolled in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager

    To check if a computer is enrolled in either program, navigate to Auto-Enrollment > View Devices. If Jamf Now recognizes the device as enrolled in Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager, serial numbers for the device will be displayed.


    The View Devices option only displays after the Auto-Enrollment pane has been configured in Jamf Now.

  • Does not have a Management profile

    To check if the Mac already has a Management profile installed, navigate to System Preferences > Profiles. If a Management profile already exists, you must delete the profile before enrolling with Automated Device Enrollment.

  1. Open the Terminal app for the desired computer and enter the following command:
    sudo profiles renew -type enrollment

    Running this command when a Management profile is already installed on a Mac will result in a failed enrollment. If that happens, contact Jamf Support for assistance.

  2. Enter the password for the local account.
  3. Click Details on the Device Enrollment window that appears in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
    Note: If the window does not immediately appear, click on the date in the upper right-hand corner of your Mac. This should display recent notifications, including the Device Enrollment window.
  4. Follow the prompts to install the necessary profiles.

When the enrollment process is complete, profiles will display on the computer under System Preferences > Profiles. The Jamf enrollment profile will not be removable due to the device being enrolled via Automated Device Enrollment.

Screenshot of Jamf enrollment profile in System Preferences on Mac.