Question: How do you ensure that all changes you scripts in your JAMF JSS are logged, reversible, and match what you have in source control?

Answer: Automate it!

Using Git2jss, after making changes to JSS scripts in your dev/test environment and pushing them to a Git repository, you can export a tagged copy to your JSS, complete with the Git changelog in the 'Notes' field. Reverting a change is as easy as exporting the previous tagged version.

Templating of some important values is also supported, so your scripts automatically contain details of the last change, and where they can be found in source control.

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Installation / Usage

NB: the python-jss and keyring modules are required. If manually installing, you'll need to make sure they are present. Installing via pip should take care of this for you.

Install via pip

If you're installing into a virtualenv

$ pip install git2jss

should be all you need to do.

If installing onto OS X 10.13 and not using a virtualenv, you'll need to use sudo, and install a missing dependency:

$ sudo pip install git2jss

$ sudo pip install cryptography

Clone the repo and run the setup script

$ git clone https://github.com/gkluoe/git2jss.git

$ python setup.py install

Commandline

You can use it on the commandine like this:

# Create a new tag, v1.0.1, and export my_great_script.py to a script object of the same name on the JSS

$ git2jss --file my_great_script.py --create --tag v1.0.1

# Export script localscript.sh to a script object on the JSS called do_something_great.sh
# using the existing tag v0.0.9

$ git2jss --file localscript.sh --name do_something_great.sh

# Export each script in the current folder that has a script object on the server
# with a matching name, and exists at tag v1.0.2

$ git2jss --all --tag v1.0.2

# Show information about the currently configured JSS (or enter details if none configured)

$ git2jss --jss-info

The following variables, if embedded into your script, will be replaced with the indicated values when being transferred to the JSS

Variable Value @@VERSION The name of the git tag that you have specified (eg v1.0.1) @@ORIGIN Assuming you have a git remote called 'origin', the URL thereof (eg https://github.com/uoe-macos/jss) @@PATH The name of the file in the git repository identified by @@ORIGIN`` @@DATE The date of the last change of the file in Git @@USER The username used by git2jss to authenticate to the JSS at the time the script was exported @@LOG The entire Git log for this script, formatted thus: '%h - %cD %ce: %n %s%n'

@@LOG is used to construct the 'Notes' field in the JSS, overwriting anything that was present previously.