Getting iOS Devices Ready for Jamf School (Supervised Mode)

You can use this procedure to prepare iOS devices if you are not using Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP). We will use Apple Configurator 2 on a Mac to prepare the devices. Make sure you are not logged in with your Apple ID on Apple Configurator 2.


  • A Mac computer

  • Apple Configurator 2

  • (Optional) A USB hub to configure multiple iOS devices at once

Creating a Blueprint

  1. In Apple Configurator 2, navigate to Blueprints > Edit Blueprints > New. A new blueprint will be created, give this new blueprint a name (for example: “Jamf School Supervised”).

  2. Select the newly created blueprint and click Prepare.

  3. Choose “Manual” for the Configuration option and click Next.

  4. Choose “New server…” for the Server option and click Next.

  5. Give the new MDM server a name (for example: “Jamf School”). In Jamf School, navigate to Devices > Enroll Device(s) URL, and then enter the Apple Configurator 2 MDM Server URL in the Enrollment URL field and click Next.

  6. Choose “*” for the anchor certificate and click on the Next button.

  7. Check the box at for the Supervise devices option and optionally also check the box for Allow devices to pair with other computers and click on the Next button.

  8. Enter information about your organization and click Next.

  9. Click on Generate a new supervision identity and click Next.

  10. (Optional) Choose the steps you want to skip during the setup, and then click Prepare.

  11. Click on the Done button at the bottom right of the window to save the blueprint and return to the view with all connected devices.

Applying the Blueprint

  1. Connect one or more devices using, for example, an USB hub.

  2. Select the devices you want to enroll in Jamf School.

    Note: Use cmd + a to select all currently connected devices.

  3. Click on the Blueprints button, click on the blueprint you’ve just created and click on Apply to start applying the blueprint to the selected devices.

Apple Configurator will automatically download and install the latest iOS, supervise the device, and enroll it in Jamf School.

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