The Jamf Pro Server Tools Command-Line Interface

The Jamf Pro Server Tools command-line interface (CLI) allows you to perform server and database maintenance tasks. A GUI version of Jamf Pro Server Tools is also available. For more information about the Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI, see the Jamf Pro Server Tools Overview article.

Warning:

The installers for Jamf Pro 10.33.x–10.34.0 include a version of Jamf Pro Server Tools that creates unrestorable database backups. You must use Jamf Pro Server Tools 2.7.10 or later to perform database backups.

To identify which version of Jamf Pro Server Tools you have installed, do one of the following:

  • For the CLI: Execute the following command: jamf-pro --version

  • In the GUI: Open the Preferences pane and verify the installed versions of the GUI and CLI.

If you do not have Jamf Pro Server Tools 2.7.10 or later installed, see the instructions below to install the latest version of the CLI. For instructions on installing the latest version of the GUI, see the Jamf Pro Server Tools Overview article.

The latest version of the Jamf Pro Server Tools GUI and CLI are bundled with the Jamf Pro installers for each release of Jamf Pro. However, newer versions of Jamf Pro Server Tools may be released between Jamf Pro releases. You can download and install the latest release of Jamf Pro Server Tools at any time.

Note:

If you are experiencing an issue with the Jamf Pro Server Tools CLI, view the Changelog to see if a newer version is available. Then follow the instructions provided below to download and install the latest version.

Note:

Note: Starting with Jamf Pro Server Tools CLI 2.2.7, the repositories are in a different location on Linux. If you installed the CLI using the package manager on Linux, you must run the commands provided in the "Upgrading from CLI 2.2.6 or Earlier on Linux" section below to move the repositories to the new location.