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Jamf and AutoPKG

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I will explain how JSSImporter works and help attendees understand and construct AutoPkg JSS recipes through simple and then more complex examples. I will explain specific settings that are required to make JSSImporter work on Jamf Pro cloud instances and distribution points and show some of the different workflows that are being employed in the community to suit particular needs.

AutoPkg is a community framework for capturing software installers from external or internal sources, automating the process of packaging these installers, and uploading the packages to a management system such as Jamf Pro. This avoids the need to manually obtain and package up software. In this session, I will explain how JSSImporter works and help attendees understand and construct AutoPkg JSS recipes through simple and then more complex examples. I will explain specific settings that are required to make JSSImporter work on Jamf Pro cloud instances and distribution points and show some of the different workflows that are being employed in the community to suit particular needs. Finally, as a member of the team maintaining JSSImporter and python-jss, I will explain the current state of affairs in terms of current and future development. With the deprecation of python 2.7 on the horizon, we are at a critical point in the future functionality of AutoPkg and JSSImporter.