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

Username (required)

 

Email (required)

 

FirstName (required)

 

Prefix

 

LastName (required)

 

Groups

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

TeacherGroups

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

Password

 

StoredPassword

Sets the Stored Password. If there is no information in the StoredPassword field, the information in the Password field will be used instead.

SerialNumber

Serial number of the device or devices you want to assign to a user.

Placeholder

Changes the device name to the value in this field.

Trashed

A value of "yes" will move the user to the Trash. A value of "no" will activate the user if the user was previously moved to the Trash.

Your CSV file should use the following example for formatting:

Username

Email

FirstName

LastName

Groups

SerialNumber

samantha.johnson

samantha.johnson@example.edu

Samantha

Johnson

Students; 1st Grade

C8PLK8CLF

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. Configure the import options as needed.

  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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