Building Packages for macOS

Download and Install the Packages App

  1. Navigate to Packages App and download the app.

  2. Open the downloaded file and follow the installation steps.

Create a Package

  1. Open the Packages application.

  2. Select “Distribution” as the template for your project and click Next.

  3. Packages will ask to access your contacts, click OK.

  4. Choose a name for your project (For example: “Jamf School Package”).

  5. Choose a project directory and click Finish.

  6. Click on the package you just created in the left menu under “Packages”.

  7. Click “Payload” at the top. On this page you can drag the packages which are installed on your computer to the package you wish to create.

  8. Open Finder and drag the applications you wish to add to your package to the Applications folder in Packages.

  9. Packages will ask you for “Permissions” and “Reference Style”, use “Absolute Path” and click Add.
    You will now see the application added to your package.

  10. In the menu bar, select “Build” and click “Build”.

  11. Packages will ask you to save the changes in your project before building it. Click Save to save the project.
    Packages will now build your new package. If the build succeeded you will see a screen indicating that the package was created.

  12. You are now ready to install this package to your macOS systems using Jamf School. To do this follow Distributing In-House Packages to macOS Client Computers.

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