Creating Managed Configurations for Apps

You can use Jamf School to configure settings for a managed app before distributing it to devices.


Before creating a managed app configuration, it is recommended that you know how to create property lists. For more information on property lists, see this documentation from the Apple Developer website.

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Apps > Inventory in the sidebar.
  2. Click the app you want to create the managed configuration for.
  3. In the Options section, click Show Advanced Options, and then select the Apply Managed Configuration checkbox.
  4. Enter a name for the managed configuration.
  5. In the Managed Configuration section, enter the configuration in the new XML field.

    Each app has its own values. To find these values, check to see if the app allows managed configurations.

  6. (Optional) To create multiple managed app configurations, click Add new and repeat steps 4-5.
  7. Determine which groups the app and managed configuration will be deployed to.

    If a device is in multiple device groups that the app is scoped to, it will use the managed configuration of the device group that was initially selected. If the app is scoped by Jamf Teacher, it will use the default managed configuration. If there is no default, it will not use a managed configuration.

  8. Click the Settings icon on the groups, and select the managed configuration you want to apply.


    If you are deploying managed configurations to multiple groups, you can click the global Settings icon above the Save button, and then select “Change managed configuration to: [Name of Managed Configuration]”.

  9. Click Save.