JAMF PRO 10 test server installation

Zohaib24
New Contributor II

I've just installed JAMF PRO 10 as a test on one of the Mac minis and I've followed all the instructions but how do I access the JSS? I ran the JAMF PRO installer.pkg and no browser opened up for me to in put the activation code. Also do I need to create a database with in mysql 8? The JAMF PRO admin guide doesn't cover this aspect. Can someone help?

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jared_f
Valued Contributor

Here is how you create the database:
https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/articles/542/creating-the-jamf-pro-database

Also, do not default your database password to jamfsw03. It is not secure.

To access Jamf Pro you could open network port 8443 and forward it to your internal IP. Then add an A record in your domain to point to the Jamf Server IP. You always want a FQDN for your Jamf server.

To access your Jamf on your server you need to open Safari and type in https://localhost:8443

Have you considered having Jamf host your instance? Not questioning your abilities, but if you are considering putting this in production, you need to have a backup system in place, and the JSS needs to grow as your device count grows... which may involve clustering it with multiple Tomcat Web Apps.

Zohaib24
New Contributor II

Wait why do I have to do all that with my IP? Why did they make it so difficult? And this just a test server I'm setting up for studying purposes. I'm putting this on my home network on an old Mac mini.

taugust_ric
New Contributor III

The JAMF Admin guide is geared towards what you do with JAMF Pro after installation. You should follow this guide for the setup:

https://docs.jamf.com/10.10.0/jamf-pro/install-guide-mac/About_This_Guide.html

That guides you through:

  • install of Java JDK
  • install and configuration of MySQL
  • install of JSS

There are links to a separate kb article regarding setting up Java and SQL that is updated often.
To test deploying packages, you'll also need to setup and configure a distribution point:

https://docs.jamf.com/10.10.0/jamf-pro/install-guide-mac/About_Distribution_Points.html

Once everything is completed, you should be able to access your JSS at https://hostname on your internal network. If you want to setup access from the Internet as well, then this is a good guide:

https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/articles/174/installing-a-jss-web-application-in-the-dmz

Good luck with your testing!

Zohaib24
New Contributor II

This is why JAMF NATION IS EPIC! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!! Thank you SO MUCH!

jared_f
Valued Contributor

@Zohaib24 The way I outlined doing it was a FQDN is basic networking most routers should be able to do. It is a matter of setting up a forward of port 8443 on your router to the IP of your Jamf Server (which should be static).

Setting up a FQDN is pretty easy too. Get your public IP address and add that as an A record and give it a name (i.e. Jamf Pro). Then you can navigate to your Jamf instance anywhere in the world.

If I were you, I would put your Jamf in a Windows VM (Server 2016) or a Linux VM on your Mac Mini. OSX sucks when it comes to Jamf Pro.

I would be willing to help you if you would like. Shoot me an email at jflitt@caregivershomecare.com and we could set something up. If you even want, I can give you a site on my Jamf test server to play with.

Zohaib24
New Contributor II

@jared_f that'll be perfect! I'll send you an email! Thanks so much!