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Asset Database Query on Enrollment.

I am currently doing this scripted via EAs for zero touch lab deployment using DEP.
But it would be really really great if there was an easier way of having devices pull data from another source during enrollment or inventory collection. Almost all large organisations have an Asset Database with devices stored by serial number and with a lot of extra useful information included.
Some kind of standard request where it passes the serial number to an external database server and is returned a bunch of fields, then have it so you can make EA references to those fields.

  • Devices enrolls via DEP
  • JSS queries external source and is returned say Device Name, Location, Owner, Some other stuff...
  • Device is automatically named using the name, username is automatially populated, location is automatically populated, any referencing EA is automatically populated.

The machine could then be immediately provisioned for it's intended task and it would be much simpler than having to do fancy stuff with EAs or API access from the other end.

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Posted: by Amanda.Sandbeck

Hey @Look @iJake @mbezzo @bgwilkes

I’m a user experience researcher for Jamf! I would really love to dig deeper into this feature request. If anyone is interested in spending 30 minutes with me next week either Tuesday, May 29th or Wednesday, May 30th I would like to show you some concepts and get your feedback!

The concepts are around the ability for admins to upload a file containing device and user information prior to device enrollment so that when the device is enrolled, the device and user data is updated and admins can use smart groups to manage the devices based on the user's position and department.

If you have any questions, feel free to tag me in this post or email me

Schedule a session I look forward to talking with you!



Posted: by Look

@Amanda.Sandbeck Sorry for not responding, I have been off work with the flu this week.
I am back now though and happy to discuss what we currently have in place etc...
I am on New Zealand time, but happy to discuss anytime that suits.
I can't see a function on JAMF nation for a direct message.