Jamf announces Setup and Reset apps

At this week’s Jamf Nation User Convention (JNUC), Jamf announced two new apps created to power shared-use deployments – Jamf Setup and Jamf Reset. They’re designed to make it simple to use a single device to support multiple customized use cases.

iPad and iPhone devices are increasingly being put in the hands of students, employees, patients, customers and guests. By leveraging the power of Jamf Pro, including Smart Groups, Jamf Setup can be used to provision the device for the needs of the current user. 

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This includes apps, wallpaper, Home screen layout, restrictions and more. IT admins can then distribute devices and let users configure the devices themselves through Jamf Setup, without interacting with IT. Jamf Setup will then communicate that selection back to Jamf Pro.

A shared device for any workflow, Jamf Setup gives a new option between generic configurations and Apple’s Shared iPad. A single device supports multiple customized use cases, and therefore creates a more flexible shared device.

User-selected configuration – Jamf Setup creates an intuitive way for end users to receive relevant apps and settings – means no IT involvement is required.

There’s no cart or login needed; Jamf Setup allows for an over-the-air workflow with no need for additional hardware. Users don’t need a username or password, software or another directory service. This enables one-time guest use. 

Jamf Reset enables a simplified and secure reset workflow, according to Jamf CEO Dean Hager. 

After using a device for its intended use, a user can initiate a complete wipe and be confident their data is securely erased, he adds. Instead of going deep in the settings menu, users can just select the Jamf Reset app from the Home screen. The device will then be completely reset.  

Jamf Reset doesn’t need additional integrations or warehouse re-provisioning. This workflow is repeatable and reliable. Jamf Reset empowers users themselves to digitally sanitize devices, with Home screen access to wipe the device.  

No cart or IT interaction is required; Jamf Reset creates an over-the-air workflow with no additional hardware required. Troubleshooting can be done with one tap by resetting the device. This creates a scalable re-provisioning process, says Hager.

The Jamf Setup and Reset apps are available only for current Jamf Pro customers and will be available on the Apple App Store.

There’s a live feed of JNUC at jamf.com .