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Removing the Restart Options section from Jamf Pro policies using the API

As part of setting up new Jamf Pro policies, the Restart Options section is automatically added to newly-created policies.

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For policies which don’t need it though, this section should be removed as a best practice to avoid accidental triggering of a restart where one isn’t needed or wanted. In some cases, the options provided by this section are never needed and it may be useful to be able to remove the Restart Options section from all of your current Jamf Pro policies.

In those cases, depending on how many policies you have, it can be tedious to have to do them one at a time using the admin console. However, with the right API calls in a script, it’s straightforward to perform these tasks using the Jamf Pro API. For more information, please see below the jump.

To disable a Jamf Pro policy, you can use curl to send an API call similar to the one shown below:

As an example, here’s how the API call would look if using the following information to remove the restart options from a specified Jamf Pro policy:

  • Jamf Pro server: https://jamfpro.demo.com
  • Jamf Pro username: jpadmin
  • Jamf Pro username’s password: Password1234
  • Jamf Pro policy ID number: 27

Since running the API calls individually may get tedious, I’ve written a script to assist with these tasks. This script is designed to use the Jamf Pro API to do the following:

  • Identify the individual IDs of all computer policies stored on a Jamf Pro server
  • Remove the restart options of the individual policies using their policy ID
  • Display HTTP return code and API output

When the script is run, you should see output similar to that shown below.

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Because these scripts affect all policies on the Jamf Pro server, the scripts will ask you to confirm that you want to do this by typing the following when prompted:


Any other input will cause the script to exit.

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If the script is successful, you should see output like this for each policy.

The script is available from following address on GitHub:


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