Adding a Placeholder Device

You can create a placeholder for a device that is not yet enrolled in Jamf School. Once a device is enrolled, it is assigned to the device group and owner you configured in the placeholder. For example, a placeholder device could be added for a new teacher by scanning the serial number on the box of the iPad and configuring the placeholder in Jamf School by adding the device placeholder as a member of the teacher device group and setting a placeholder name as the device owner.

Creating One Placeholder Device

  1. In Jamf School, click Devices > Placeholders in the sidebar.

  2. Click + Add Placeholder.

  3. Use the Add Placeholder pop-up dialog to configure the basic settings including a name, serial number, and device owner.

  4. Click Add.

When a device matching the serial number in the placeholder is enrolled in Jamf School, it will use the settings configured in the placeholder.

Creating Multiple Placeholder Devices

Creating a Placeholder CSV File

Before configuring a placeholder in Jamf School, you must create a CSV file with the serial numbers and other settings for the placeholder devices.

The following are the valid fields for the CSV file:

Field

Notes

SerialNumber

(Required) Defines the serial number for the device.

Identification

(Required) Used to populate the Identification column in the Placeholder devices table in Jamf School.

AssetTag

Defines the asset tag for the device.

AssignToUser

Assigns the device to a user in Jamf School. This value must match a username in Jamf School.

MemberOfGroups

Defines group membership in Jamf School. Groups must be separated by a semicolon or comma.

DeviceName

 

Location

 

Your CSV file should use the following example for formatting:

SerialNumber

Identification

C8PLK8CLFM

Device1

Uploading the Placeholder CSV File

  1. In Jamf School, click Devices > Placeholders in the sidebar.

  2. Click Import Placeholders.

  3. Click Choose File, and then upload the placeholder CSV file.

  4. Choose the delimiter from the Delimiter pop-up menu.

    Note: It is recommended you use the UTF-8 format.

  5. (Optional) To update device names post-enrollment, select the Apply properties from this CSV to already enrolled devices checkbox.

    Note: The device name is updated immediately in the Jamf School interface. The name on the device updates the next time the device checks in with Jamf School.

  6. Click Start Import.

When a device matching the serial number in the placeholder CSV file is enrolled in Jamf School, it will use the settings configured in the file.

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