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The Jamf Pro Push Proxy service, service token renewal and Jamf Nation credentials

August 18, 2019 Leave a comment

Jamf Pro has the ability to push notifications to devices with Self Service installed. This function is enabled using a Jamf-specific service known as the Jamf Push Proxy.

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To enable this service to work with your Jamf Pro server, you need to set up a push proxy server token using the process shown below:

1. Log into your Jamf Pro server as an administrator.
2. Go to Settings > Global Management > Push Certificates.

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3. Click the New button.

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4. Select the Get proxy server token from Jamf Authorization Server option and click the Next button.

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5. Provide credentials for a Jamf Nation user account and click the Next button.

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6. If successful, you should be notified that the proxy server token has been uploaded to your Jamf Pro server. Click the Done button.

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7. The proxy server token should appear listed as Push Proxy Settings in the Push Certificates screen.

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Once the Push Proxy service has been enabled for your Jamf Pro server, you can use the notifications options in your Self Service policies to provide notifications in Self Service and Notification Center when desired.

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For more details, please see below the jump.

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Session videos now available from Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2019

August 9, 2019 Leave a comment

The good folks at Penn State have posted the session videos from Penn State MacAdmins Conference 2019. The sessions slides are all accessible from the Penn State MacAdmins’ Resources page at the link below:

http://macadmins.psu.edu/conference/resources/

All session videos are available via the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRUboZUQxbyUovbRrw99WWyli5PF9EtXk

I’ve linked my “Installer Package Scripting: Making your deployments easier, one !# at a time” session here:

The “macOS 10.15, the future of Mac administration and more, AMA” panel I co-hosted with Allen Golbig, Lisa Davies, Amanda Wuest, Jennifer Unger and Robert Hammen is linked here:

The “Empowering the Slack Powered Workplace” panel I participated in along with Tim Burke, Erin Merchant and Michael Norton is linked here:

Enabling debug logging for the JAMFSoftwareServer log on Jamf Pro limited access nodes

August 2, 2019 Leave a comment

As part of working on an issue with Jamf Support, I needed to enable debug logging for the JAMFSoftwareServer.log log file on my Jamf Pro server. This is normally a pretty straightforward process:

1. Log into your Jamf Pro server.

2. Go to Management Settings: Jamf Pro Information: Jamf Pro Server Logs.

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3. Click the Edit button.

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4. Check the checkbox for Enable Debug Mode.

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5. Click the Save button.

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6. Verify that the log has changed into debug mode.

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However, what do you do about Jamf Pro servers which are set to limited access? The admin console is disabled on limited access nodes, which means you can’t use the admin console’s functionality to enable debug logging. There is a way, but it means editing some Tomcat settings. For more details, please see below the jump.

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