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Enroll a Client via Invitation (Endpoint Management Tools - Mac)

This article applies to: Endpoint Management Tools


This page is intended for IT support professionals. End users should contact local IT support.

Enrolling a client via an email invitation creates an email with a customized URL. When the end-user clicks the URL, a QuickAdd package is downloaded and launched.

Before attempting to use the email invitation enrollment procedure, make sure the features described on our Settings for User-Initiated Enrollments page are enabled.

Due to the many spam, phishing, and malware emails people receive, we recommend that you notify your users in advance that you'll be sending the email invitation.

To send out email invitations, perform the following steps:

  1. Using your browser, log in to your JSS instance
    https://jssmgt.it.cornell.edu/JSSInstance
    substituting your instance name for JSSInstance.
  2. Click Computers near the top of the web page.
  3. In the left nav, click Enrollment Invitations.
  4. Click the blue plus sign icon.
  5. Enter one or more email addresses into the Email Addresses field, one address per line.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Use the Sender's Name, Reply-To (address), Subject, and Message fields to customize the invitation. Try to personalize the text to avoid the appearance of a phishing message.
    Make sure not to delete
    %@
    which appears in the middle of the Message field. This will be replaced by the customized URL.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Use the Expiration Date/Time fields to set the deadline by which the invitation must be used.
  10. If a single recipient may need to use the invitation on more than one computer, check Allow multiple uses. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
  11. Click Next. The invitation(s) will be sent.

When the user receives the invitation, they will click the URL in the message. A QuickAdd package will download and launch. When prompted, they should enter credentials for an administrative account on their Mac and complete the install process. It may take several minutes to complete the process as it includes the first inventory scan.

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