Show us your Self Service branding

AVmcclint
Valued Contributor III

I just upgraded to 10.2.1 and I'm drawing a blank for how I can brand our Self Service. I've sent the technical specifications of the icon and banner size to one of our graphic designers but without some samples of what is out there, we're kinda fumbling.

I've had a couple ideas for just boring company logo over a photo of our building. Blah. I've had another idea for a banner image that I can change out with static alerts like holiday hours, company events, special software updates that need users' attention. But I don't know how they would look with the Self Service window at different sizes. Unfortunately JamfPro doesn't give us a sandbox to play around in to preview things. (I'm struggling to get a test server working at the moment)

I know that the text overlay is white so our images have to have proper contrast for it to be seen, but I'd like to see some real-world examples. Let us see what you've got! πŸ™‚

143 REPLIES 143

jchen1225
New Contributor III

14552b72d7b0481189612d97574f38ed

asegura
Contributor

2aad958010a74caf828d7a3f193dc248

stephenb
New Contributor III

This is ours. Not super adventurous, but it gets the job done πŸ™‚6a84ccd4270445b3bc08bae4e66016c5

CSCC-JS
Contributor II

Ok... I really need to make this look better after seeing the others.203c496186884157893791d45f4fac24

(Edit) Upgraded !!!

7bde4c1d1ebc484aaaff41eeedba3322

Sims_
Contributor

Edit

landon_Starr
Contributor

f20902a5991949b09a8c574403cad884

defiler
New Contributor III

d0838d39dd624b5583bcaf8fff368ed8

ThijsX
Valued Contributor

9286669ed0d34cd8bea3b49de3438d7b

thomascosby
New Contributor II

311df67d4438483bbe0d5d2b52a20919

mlizbeth
Contributor II

Not sure I am happy with this..
02d5a480748d411482a312212533fe49

simo2246
New Contributor

febaf4a56e214158a3d4b4842a3239d9

chrsan
New Contributor II

547d4fe359ec412385cdc7ecdad2715e

mvu
Valued Contributor

932c658326aa44cabbfe9a36a208b589

mporter
New Contributor II

84d08a794e9f4509b396109076bfbd1f

WhippsT
New Contributor III

It could be better... I only spent about 30 minutes on it when branding became a thing.6368c0847deb44068b0a61b5c1404ab5

easyedc
Valued Contributor II

I'll admit that I do like to check this thread occasionally a) for ideas of what to do to my branding and b) to see what other cool companies (and schools) are using Macs.

gersteina1
New Contributor III

899ab1d9dcf14391bd4955b29b786daf
We got some new artwork last year; looking good, Otus! (That's our mascot)

maclabsadmin
New Contributor II

9bf4408909064d89a4550f34674b7d63

cnorrisAdmin
New Contributor III

I change up the background from time to time with different pictures I take around the Getty6a94ab49937e4cfc8d37579d8389b596

cwaldrip
Valued Contributor

I wish we could rotate the background image through a couple of options on a scheduled basis (daily, weekly, etc). I wish I was better at scripting, but I don't even know if its available through the Jamf API. :-

OGClayton
New Contributor III
New Contributor III

f13dd99d18fa4dbab11e6426011a69c7

This is ours.

matin
New Contributor III

4a360acedef14d60880a2a1502159462

ryan_martindale
New Contributor II

e68a9583ed0346a480160a0688bf5fa9

bradtchapman
Valued Contributor II

Question : after updating Self Service branding in the console, how do those changes propagate out to users? At the next check-in?

OGClayton
New Contributor III
New Contributor III

When the Self Service Application opens it checks in with Jamf and will update its branding.

Initialised
Contributor

a151fac0374a4a78ab9ec0acc6098ba6

jefff
Contributor II

44f458382f424815b9f603cf9fa4aa66

TLawrence
New Contributor

Anybody using a GIF for a background?

bradtchapman
Valued Contributor II

Thanks @OGClayton. Does a Self Service notification including the custom app icon as well?

dng2000
Contributor

Initially, I also used my University's light green logo but I had to remove that because it changed the Self Service app's icon as well which will cause confusion from the Launch bar as the same-looking logo is also used for other shortcuts as well. Is there a feature yet where I can still show my University's logo in the Self Service app but keep the app's icon in the Finder showing its original Jamf logo?
1aaa187116cc4821ab1ca0b78850ba3b

LovelessinSEA
Contributor II

Not to be a debbie downer here but if I were some of you I would pull the images, maybe redact some information and re-upload.

Sims_
Contributor

@LovelessinSEA How come? From what I’ve seen it’s just the header of Self Service.

LovelessinSEA
Contributor II

@jgsims some have included their names and what companies they work/schools they work for. I ran this by Infosec here at work and it didn’t sit well for them either.

Sims_
Contributor

Gotcha, I appreciate the quick reply!

tdilossi
Contributor

e57d48c9be13483c884d7a48ecc2ea0e

bradtchapman
Valued Contributor II

I've started playing around with this in our staging environment, and I have found a few interesting things:

  • If you change the name of Self Service, the entire app is replaced at the next check-in (jamf policy).
  • The client/server behavior is similar to a jamf binary upgrade ("Upgrading Self Service..." is seen in the logs).
  • If Self Service is still open when jamf policy runs, the existing app will crash. I have filed a bug.
  • Changing the icon takes effect immediately; and can be seen if you refresh Self Service.
  • Changing the icon also affects the application icon in Finder and the Dock.
  • The new icon also appears in the notification banner.

TPG33k
New Contributor II

I wish we could do more with the branding, but we make do!
cd487110ade44f84aafb2a6c979a319b

bradtchapman
Valued Contributor II

@TPG33k : does the banner graphic move around or shift up/down when the window is resized?

ajc196
New Contributor III

Just a logo for us. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

389fdc197e714908a9672a2ecdd84938

Just_Jack
Contributor

@ajc196 : You're missing an image of Bully in the background.