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Information Required to Configure a Cloud Distribution Point in the JSS


You may choose to integrate your JSS with a content delivery network (CDN). This article provides an overview of the information that must be obtained from your cloud services provider to configure the cloud distribution point in the JSS.

Vendor: Akamai
Services: NetStorage or EdgeSuite
Account requirements (values will be provided by the vendor):

  • Username
  • Password
  • Upload URL
  • Directory
  • Download URL

In addition, if you are using the Akamai Remote Authentication security feature, your Akamai service must to be configured with a URL similar to the following to communicate with the JSS:

Vendor: Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Service: Amazon S3 or Amazon CloudFront
Account requirements (values will be provided by the vendor):

  • Access Key ID
  • Secret Access Key
  • Private Key from the CloudFront key pair (only required when using the signed URLs security feature available with CloudFront) For more information about using signed URLs, see the following documentation:

Vendor: Rackspace
Service: Cloud Files
Account requirements (values will be provided by the vendor):

  • Username
  • API Key

Additional Information

For more information about the cloud distribution point, see the Casper Suite Administrator's Guide.

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Posted: 10/22/15 at 2:34 PM by kitzy

Can this article be updated to include the permissions required for the IAM user for Amazon Web Services? This doesn't seem to be documented anywhere.

Posted: 10/22/15 at 6:24 PM by robby.barnes

I believe that you need the full admin privileges for S3

Posted: 12/22/15 at 11:48 AM by tim.burke

There's an open request about specifying the S3 bucket:

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Posted: 6/29/16 at 5:58 PM by cwaldrip

Can Bacblaze's new cloud storage system be used similarly?

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Posted: 11/30/16 at 10:09 AM by lisacherie

It took us a while to get Akamai going - after some back and forthing, put together the following notes on setting up Akamai.

Hope it helps.

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Posted: 3/6/17 at 10:24 PM by jhbush1973

Great writeup by @rtrouton covering the AWS setup.
Creating a Jamf Pro Cloud Distribution Point using Amazon Web Services

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Posted: 3/17/17 at 5:04 PM by

@jhbush1973 thanks for sharing that article! Was looking around for that exact link.

Posted: 6/7/17 at 2:50 PM by guidotti

Does anyone know if/when JAMF will implement support for Azure as a Cloud Distribution Point host?
We have ExpressRoute setup in our organization, and use Azure for a lot of different things.