Adding Web Clips to Computers

You can add web clips to computers in Jamf School by creating a script with the web clip, distributing the packaged script, and configuring the web clip to appear on the Dock by using a profile.

Note: You cannot distribute web clips for computers using the Web Clips payload in a profile in Jamf School.

Creating a Web Clip Script

  1. Open Script Editor.

  2. Click File and select "New".

  3. Write the following in the Script Editor:

    tellapplication “Safari”

    activate

    open location “http://www.yourwebcliplink.com/”

    endtell

  4. Click Play to test the script.

  5. Click File, and then select "Export".

  6. Enter a name and location for the script and select "Application" as the File Format.

  7. Click Save.

  8. To change the Web Clip icon image, right-click the file you just exported, and then select "Get Info".

  9. Select the image in the top-left corner and paste a new image.

After the web clip script is created, you must package and distribute the script to computers. For more information, see Building Packages and Distributing In-House Apps and Books.

Configuring the Web Clip in the Dock

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles in the sidebar.

  2. Click +Create Profile.

  3. Select the operating system you want to make the profile for or select Upload Custom Profile.

  4. Select the type of enrollment you want to make the profile for.

  5. Enter a name in the Profile name field and configure the additional settings as needed, including the removal policy and time filter.

  6. Click Finish.

  7. To configure the profile settings, click the profile you want to configure.

  8. Use the Scope payload to configure the scope of the profile by clicking the + icon and adding device groups to the profile scope.

  9. Use the Dock payload to configure basic settings for the web clip, including the following:

    1. In the Dock Apps field, enter the file path to the script you packaged. For example: /Applications/example.app

    2. Select the Merge with Users’s Dock checkbox.

  10. Click Save.

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