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This information pertains to Stanford University Jamf and is intended to help individuals meet Stanford University compliance requirements.

Jamf lets us manage and secure Apple devices in a way that meets the needs of modern and mobile users — to address IT problems, improve security,  and configure devices on the backend so that you can work with minimal to no interruptions. What's more, its on-demand app catalog empowers you to get the resources you need when it's convenient for you. 


  • Reliability: Receive software updates and patches with little to no interaction on your part.
  • Time efficiency: Deployment and updating processes run in the background, freeing up more time for you to be productive.
  • Flexibility: Choose when and where to install new software or run maintenance on your device through self-service portals.
  • Security: IT will manage the security of your device, so you don't have to. Rest assured that software patches, antivirus protection, and firewalls are well-maintained. Should your device be lost or stolen, it can be wiped remotely.
  • Remote assistance: You will get a fast resolution of issues without a need for a deskside visit.
  • Confidentiality: No personal data is scanned, indexed, or transmitted off your device. Jamf servers also keep full audit logs of any actions performed by Jamf administrators.

Designed for

Faculty, staff, and students 



  • SUNet ID
  • Stanford or personally-owned computer, used for official Stanford work
  • A supported version of macOS - Learn more

What about VLRE?

As a compliance alternative to BigFix or Jamf, devices that do not handle High Risk Data can install a read-only application that provides encryption verification called VLRE (Very Lightweight Reporting Engine). This option comes with the caveat of increased system management by the user.

Data security

This service meets Stanford's Information Security Office requirements.


There are no fees associated with this service.

Get started

Note: Apple devices are enrolled in Jamf through a user-initiated workflow. Devices purchased through a Stanford vendor such as Smartmart or the university bookstore will enroll automatically in Mobile Device Management (MDM).

macOS devices

Enrolling in Jamf is almost automatic, and requires just a few manual steps on your end.

SoM Community

Members of the School of Medicine (SoM) community should visit Jamf at the School of Medicine and Jamf at SoM FAQs for more information.

Get help

For questions, submit a Help request.

Learn more

Resources for IT admins

See also

Last modified April 3, 2024