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d3 - Command line package and patch management for Jamf Pro

d3 (a.k.a. depot3) is a package deployment and patch management system for OS X that enhances Jamf Pro, an enterprise-level management system for Apple devices. It was created by Pixar Animation Studios.

d3 adds these capabilities and more to Jamf Pro's package handling:

  • Automatic software updates on clients when new versions are released on the server
  • Pre-release piloting of new packages
  • Customizable slideshow presented during logout/reboot installs
  • Installs and uninstalls are conditional on the exit status of pre-flight scripts
  • Packages can be expired (auto-uninstalled) after a period of disuse
  • Both the client and admin tools are command-line only and fully scriptable
  • Admin command-line options allow integration with developer workflows and package-retrieval tools

d3 is written in Ruby and available as a rubygem called 'depot3'. It interfaces with Jamf Pro via its REST API using ruby-jss, a ruby module that provides simple and powerful access to the API. It also uses Jamf Pro's backend MySQL database directly to provide enhanced features.


Full user/administrator documentation is available at the GitHub project's wiki page.

The developer documentation for the D3 ruby module is at

Also check out ruby-jss, which is used by d3, but is useful for working with the Jamf Pro Classic REST API in any project.



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Copyright 2018 Pixar

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A package deployment and patch management system for OS X that enhances the Casper Suite, an enterprise-level management system for Apple devices from JAMF Software







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