Purchasing Device Licenses in Jamf School

Every device enrolled in Jamf School must have a license assigned to it for the device to be managed. Administrators can directly purchase device licenses using the Jamf School user interface, or your reseller can purchase them for you. If you are currently using a Jamf School trial instance, the trial licenses are valid for 30 days. After the trial expires, you have a two week grace period to purchase device licenses to continue using Jamf School.

The following table describes the different license types:

License Type

Description

Calendar Year

A calendar year license ends on January 1 of the next year. You can purchase a one, two, or three year calendar license. If the license is purchased on a day other than January 1, you will be charged for the months remaining in the calendar year instead of the full year. For example, if you purchase the license on May 1, you will be charged for seven months.

Academic Year

An academic year license ends on August 1. You can purchase a one, two, or three year academic license. If the license is purchased on a day other than August 1, you will be charged for the months remaining in the academic year instead of the full year. For example, if you purchase the license on May 1, you will be charged for two months.

Full Year

A full year license ends one year from the date it was purchased by default, or you can configure the end date. You can purchase a one, two, or three year full year license.

Perpetual

A perpetual license is purchased once to manage a device for its lifetime and does not expire. Because a perpetual license is tied to a unique device by its serial number, the license cannot be transferred to another device.

Purchasing Device Licenses

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to License Management in the sidebar.

  2. Choose the type of license you want to purchase from the License Type pop-up menu.

  3. Enter the date you want to activate the licenses in the Start Date field.

  4. (Optional, full year license only) Enter the date you want the license to expire in the End Date field.

  5. Enter the number of licenses you want to purchase in the Extend with field.

  6. Enter a number in the Purchase Order field. This number displays in your invoice notice and is used exclusively for your purchase tracking purposes.

  7. Click Buy. This will redirect you to Stripe's website where you can enter your payment information and complete the purchase.

After purchasing licenses, perpetual licenses must be assigned to devices. All other license types are automatically assigned to devices as they enroll in Jamf School.

Note: When your licenses expire, there is a two week grace period in which you can still use Jamf School. After the grace period passes, you must purchase new licenses to continue using Jamf School.

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