Creating a PreStage Enrollment

A PreStage enrollment allows you to store enrollment and Mac computer setup settings in Jamf Pro and use them to enroll new Mac computers with Jamf Pro. This reduces the amount of time and interaction it takes to prepare Mac computers for use.

Configuring a Computer PreStage Enrollment

Requirements

  • A Enrollment Customization configuration that passes user information to Jamf Connect
    For more information, see the Creating an Enrollment Customization Configuration section of this guide.

  • The Jamf Connect PKG uploaded to Jamf Pro

    Note: Installer packages must be stored at a cloud-based HTTPS distribution point.

  • Jamf Connect configuration profiles created or uploaded in Jamf Pro

  • Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) integrated with Jamf Pro

Procedure

  1. In Jamf Pro, click Computers at the top of the page.

  2. Click PreStage Enrollments.

  3. Click New.

  4. Configure the following PreStage Enrollment payloads:

    Payload

    Setting

    General

    • Configure basic settings for the PreStage enrollment and customize the user experience of the Setup Assistant.

      Note: To ensure Jamf Connect is installed before the login window loads, do not skip all the Setup Assistant steps. Selecting one or more steps (e.g., Privacy) is recommended.

    • Add your pre-configured Enrollment Customization configuration.

    Account Settings

    • Select Create a local administrator account before the Setup Assistant and configure the credentials to be used for the local administrator account.

    • Select Skip Account Creation. Jamf Connect will create a local user account on the computer.

    • Select Create a local administrator account before the Setup Assistant and configure the credentials to be used for the local administrator account. Then select Skip Account Creation under Local User Account Type . Jamf Connect Login will create a local user account on the computer.

    Note: Jamf Connect does not create an MDM-enabled local user account. For more information, see the Enabling MDM for Local User Accounts Knowledge Base article.

    Confguration Profiles

    Select the configuration profiles you previously created for Jamf Connect.

    Enrollment Packages

    Select the customized Jamf Connect package you previously uploaded to your Jamf Pro cloud distribution point.

    Note: Packages with higher priority install first. Multiple packages with the same priority install in alphabetical order based on the package name.

  5. Click the Scope tab and configure the scope. The computers listed on the Scope tab are the computers that are associated with the Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) instance via the server token file (.p7m) you downloaded from Apple. You can use the Select All button to add all associated computers to the scope. This adds all computers associated with Automated Device Enrollment via the server token file regardless of any results that have been filtered using the Filter Results search field. The Unselect All button removes all associated computers from the scope.

    Note: If you want to automatically add computers to the scope as they become associated with the Automated Device Enrollment instance, select the Automatically assign new devices checkbox in the General payload.

  6. Click Save.

Computers in the scope will now be enrolled using the PreStage enrollment.

Related Information

For related information about configuring PreStage enrollments, see the Computer PreStage Enrollments section in the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide.

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