Assigning Asset Tags to Devices

Asset Tags can be used to easily identify your devices or to link them to your existing inventory system. The Asset Tags will be shown in the Devices Overview and on the Devices Details page in the "Inventory Details" section. In addition, they can be used on various places by using Replacement Variables.

Assigning Asset Tags

There are multiple ways to assign Asset Tags. You can do it manually, upon enrollment using placeholders, or by importing a CSV file.

Manually Assigning an Asset Tag

  1. In Jamf School, go to Devices > Overview and click on the device you want to assign a Asset Tag to.

  2. Click Edit details in the upper-right corner.

  3. Enter the desired Asset Tag and click Save.

Preconfiguring Asset Tags Using Placeholders

You can preconfigure Asset Tag assignments by using placeholders. Asset Tags are automatically synced from Apple if you are using Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP). Once the device is enrolled, the Asset Tag configured in the placeholder will be set automatically. You can manually change the Asset Tag later, if needed.

For more information about placeholders, see Adding a Placeholder Device.

Importing a CSV File

To import placeholders with Asset Tags in bulk, you can use the "Import placeholders from CSV" import option, which can be found at Organization > Import / Synchronize > Placeholders.

At minimum, the CSV file should contain these two fields:

  • SerialNumber: The serial number of the device

  • Identification: A human readable name for the placeholder

All other fields are optional:

  • AssetTag: The Asset Tag to assign upon enrollment

  • AssignToUser: The username of the user that will become the owner upon enrollment

  • DeviceName: The name that the device should get upon enrollment

  • MemberOfGroups: List of static device groups that the device should become a member of upon enrollment, separated with a semicolon (;)

(Optional) You can choose to overwrite the Asset Tag, Owner, Device Name or Group Membership for existing devices by selecting the Apply properties from this CSV to already enrolled devices checkbox. Do not include the field in the CSV file if you wish to keep the existing values.

Using Asset Tags

The Asset Tag of a device can be used in Profiles, Device Names, and Wallpapers by using the variable: %AssetTag%.

For more information about replacement variables, see Payload Variables.

Asset Tags on the Wallpaper as a QR Code

You can put the Asset Tag as a QR code on the Wallpaper.

  1. Create a new iOS profile.

  2. Click Wallpaper.

  3. Upload the desired wallpaper.

  4. Enter the following text in the Text to add to the image field: %AssetTag,barcode%

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