Jamf Pro Integration with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

This document describes how to set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Jamf Pro® with AuthPoint, and configure Jamf Pro to integrate with AuthPoint SAML.

Jamf Pro must already be configured and deployed before you set up MFA with AuthPoint. Jamf Pro can be configured to support MFA in several modes. For this integration, we set up SAML with AuthPoint.

This integration was tested with Jamf Pro version 10.2.2.

Jamf Pro Authentication Data Flow with AuthPoint

AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the SAML protocol. This diagram shows the data flow of an MFA transaction for Jamf Pro.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

Configure Jamf Pro

To start, you must copy the URL for the metadata file from the Certificate Management page in the AuthPoint management UI. After you have this, you can configure Jamf Pro.

  1. Log in to WatchGuard Cloud.
  2. From the navigation menu, select Configure > AuthPoint. If you have a Service Provider account, you must select an account from Account Manager.
  3. Select Resources.
  4. Click Certificate.

  1. Next to AuthPoint certificate you will associate with your resource, click and select Copy Metadata URL. We recommend that you choose the certificate with the latest expiration date.

    The AuthPoint metadata provides your resource, in this case Jamf Pro, with information necessary to identify AuthPoint as a trusted identity provider.

  1. Sign in to Jamf Pro management system as an administrator.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. In the System Settings section, click Single Sign-on.

  1. Click Edit to configure Single Sign-on settings.

  1. Select the Jamf Pro Server check box to enable Single Sign-On authentication.
  2. For User Mapping: SAML, select NameID.
  3. For User Mapping: JAMF Pro, select Username.
  4. From the Identity Provider drop-down list, select Other.
  5. In the Other Provider text box, type a name for the provider. We suggest WatchGuard AuthPoint.
  6. In the Identity Provider Metadata Source drop-down list, select Metadata URL and paste the AuthPoint metadata URL copied from the Resources page in the AuthPoint web UI.
  7. In the Entity ID text box, type the Jamf PRO system entity ID (https://<your-jamfpro-domain>/saml/metadata).
  8. From the JAMF Pro Signing Certificate drop-down list, select No Certificate.

  1. Click Save.

  1. Click Download Jamf Pro Metadata. The file is used to configure the SAML resource in AuthPoint.

Configure AuthPoint

Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from Jamf Pro, you must add a SAML resource in AuthPoint. You must also create an authentication policy for the Jamf Pro resource to determine which users can authenticate and log in to Jamf Pro and which authentication methods they can use (Push, QR code, and OTP).

Add a Jamf Pro Resource in AuthPoint

From the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Resources.
  2. From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select SAML. Click Add Resource.

  1. In the Name text box, type a name for your resource.
  2. From the Application Type drop-down list, select JAMF.
  3. In the Service Provider Entity ID text box, type https://<your-jamfpro-domain>/saml/metadata.
  4. In the Assertion Consumer Service text box, type https://<your-jamfpro-domain>/saml/SSO.
  5. From the User ID drop-down list, select User Name.
  6. In the Logout URL text box, type https://<your-jamfpro-domain>/saml/SingleLogout.
  7. From the Signature Method drop-down list, select SHA-256 or SHA-1.
  8. From the AuthPoint Certificate drop-down list, select the AuthPoint certificate to associate with your resource. This must be the same certificate that you copied the metadata URL for in the previous section.
  9. Click Save.

You do not have to upload a certificate file because you selected No Certificate from the the Jamf Pro Signing Certificate drop-down list in Jamf Pro. If you selected Generate Certificate or Upload Certificate, you must download the certificate from Jamf Pro and upload it to AuthPoint.

Add a Group in AuthPoint

You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint to configure MFA. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.

To add a group to AuthPoint:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Groups.
  2. Click Add Group.
    The New Group page appears.

Screenshot that shows the Groups page.

  1. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
  2. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.

Screen shot of the New Group page.

  1. Click Save.
    Your group is listed on the Groups page.

Screenshot of the Save button on the New Group page.

Add an Authentication Policy to AuthPoint

Authentication policies specify which resources users can authenticate to and which authentication methods they can use (Push, QR code, and OTP).

You must have at least one authentication policy in AuthPoint that includes the Jamf Pro resource. If you already have authentication policies, you do not have to create a new authentication policy. You can add this resource to your existing authentication policies.

Users that do not have an authentication policy for a specific resource cannot authenticate to log in to that resource.

To configure an authentication policy:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Authentication Policies.
  2. Click Add Policy.

Screenshot of the Add Policy button on the Authentication Policies page.

  1. Type a name for this policy.
  2. From the Select the authentication options drop-down list, select Authentication options and select which authentication options users can choose from when they authenticate.

    For SAML resources, if you select more than one authentication option, users must select one of the available options when they authenticate. For example, if you select OTP and Push, users can choose to type their OTP or approve a push to authenticate. You cannot require that they do both.

  1. Select which groups this policy applies to. You can select more than one group. To configure this policy to apply to all groups, select All Groups.
  2. Select the resource that you created in the previous section. If you want this policy to apply to additional resources, select each resource this policy applies to. To configure this policy to apply to all resources, select All Resources.

Screenshot of the Add Policy page with the groups and resources selected

  1. (Optional) If you have configured policy objects such as a Network Location, select which policy objects apply to this policy. When you add a policy object to a policy, the policy only applies to user authentications that match the conditions of the policy objects. For example, if you add a Network Location to a policy, the policy only applies to user authentications that come from that Network Location. Users who only have a policy that includes a Network Location do not get access to the resource when they authenticate outside of that Network Location (because they do not have a policy that applies, not because authentication is denied).

    If you configure policy objects, we recommend that you create a second policy for the same groups and resources without the policy objects. The policy with the policy objects should have a higher priority.

Screenshot of the Policy Objects drop-down list.

  1. Click Save.
    Your policy is created and added to the end of the policy list.

    When you create a new policy, we recommend that you review the order of your policies. AuthPoint always adds new policies to the end of the policy list.

Screenshot of the Save button on the Add Policy page.

Add Users to AuthPoint

Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. There are two ways to add AuthPoint user accounts:

  • Sync users from an external user database
  • Add local AuthPoint users

Each user must be a member of a group. You must add at least one group before you can add users to AuthPoint.

Test the Integration

To test the integration of AuthPoint and configuration of your Jamf Pro, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. You can choose any method (one-time password, QR code, or push).

In this example, we show the push authentication method (users receive a push notification in the mobile app that they must approve to authenticate).

  1. In a web browser, go to the Jamf Pro login URL.
  2. Type your email address or AuthPoint user name. Click Log in.
  3. If required, in the Password text box, type your password.
  4. For the authentication method, select Push.
  5. Click Send.
  6. Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
    You are logged in to Jamf Pro management system successfully.


You can bypass the SSO page by navigating to https://your-organization.jamfcloud.com/?failover. This allows you to log in and make changes to SSO settings while you test.