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There are lots of extensive guides to our API, this is not that. This is an oversimplified tutorial of the Jamf API, for people that hate reading a lot. I’ll be showing you a list of simple one line commands to run from Terminal that will help you understand how to use the Jamf API.

What is the Jamf API for?

You can use the API to get or push data from your Jamf server for use in a script.

Your own personal API documentation

Navigate to your Jamf Pro URL and put /api at the end of it (EG: This is the Jamf API documentation. I’ll be referring to it.

Using the API

To make this as easy as possible, I will first show you the command, then explain what it does. I will underline any part you need to change, and bold any parts I’m adding.

The base command