Deploying Jamf Connect
Disclaimer: This article is no longer being updated. For information about Jamf Connect deployment and app versioning, see the Jamf Connect Administrator's Guide.
Jamf Connect is a collection of apps allowing for simple provisioning of local user accounts and password synchronization from a cloud identity provider (IdP) during an Apple provisioning workflow. This includes multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Jamf Connect includes the following apps with their own unique versions, which you can deploy to target computers in your environment using your preferred MDM solution:
- Jamf Connect Login
- Jamf Connect Sync
- Jamf Connect Verify
To deploy Jamf Connect, you will need the following components:
- Jamf Connect DMG
To download the DMG, log in to Jamf Nation and go to the following: https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/my/products.
- A Jamf Connect license key configuration profile (provided by your account manager)
- PLIST files and a text editor (example PLISTs provided by your account manager, in the product DMG, and the documentation)
- An MDM solution, such as Jamf Pro
- Target computers with macOS 10.12 or later
The following procedure provides general instructions for deploying any Jamf Connect app with an MDM solution. For app specific workflows, see the Jamf Connect Administrator's Guide
- Update your cloud IdP domain in the provided PLIST files:
a. Open an example PLIST file from one of the provided locations or create your own with your preferred text editor.
b. Specify your Otka authentication domain with the "AuthServer" key, or specify your OpenID Connect (OIDC) provider credentials for the required preference keys.
Note: If using OIDC for authorization, you must have your Jamf Connect Client ID for configuration, which can be found in your IdP's administrator console, portal, or similar tool.
c. (Optional) Add additional preference keys to further customize the experience for your users. For more information, see the administrator's guide for your Jamf Connect product.
- Create a new conﬁguration proﬁle in your MDM solution. If using Jamf Pro, use the "Custom Settings" payload. For more information about custom configuration profiles, see the Deploying Custom Configuration Profiles using Jamf Pro Knowledge Base article.
- Upload the provided license key conﬁguration proﬁle to your MDM solution.
- Scope the uploaded proﬁle from step 3 to the same computers targeted in step 2.
- Upload the PKG ﬁles for Jamf Connect to your preferred MDM solution.
- Create a policy to deploy packages from step 5 and scope the policy to targeted computers.
For additional information, see the Jamf Connect Administrator's Guide