Jamf Connect Deployment Planning

You should thoroughly plan which Jamf Connect features you want to use in your environment before you create configuration profiles and deploy the Jamf Connect PKG. Depending on your user goals, you may need to prepare and package additional files for deployment alongside Jamf Connect.

Consider the following common user goals, corresponding Jamf Connect features, and their file requirements:
User Goal Jamf Connect Features File Requirements 
Display a splash screen during Automated Device Enrollment that displays information about the computer's enrollment process to users. Notify screen Notify script 
Require users to agree to an acceptable use policy before accessing the computer. Acceptable Use Policy screen An acceptable use policy document or Apple policy banner 
Display custom branding in the Jamf Connect login window and menu bar app for your organization. 
  • Login window and menu bar app logos and icons 
  • Login window background image
Image files 
Provide additional help for users with network connection issues when they click the Help button at the login window. Login window local help file Help file

Planning Your Jamf Connect Deployment Needs

Before you continue with the Jamf Connect deployment process, ensure you complete the following planning steps:

  1. Determine which relevant workflows and settings you want to configure with Jamf Connect in your environment. 
  2. Identify or create all files needed to support your deployment of Jamf Connect, such as the following: 
    • Custom login window images 

    • Custom menu bar app images 

    • Acceptable use policy file 

    • User help file 

    • Notify screen script 

    • Menu bar app scripts

After you have planned your Jamf Connect deployment, continue to the Packaging Files and Images with Composer to package your custom files.