Setting macOS and iOS device names

By Katelyn Husvar

Kandji has multiple options for setting names for macOS, iPadOS, iOS, and tvOS devices

Enforce a macOS device name with a Parameter

Kandji has an intelligent parameter that allows you to use device variables and custom text to set and enforce the macOS device name. 

  1. Navigate to Blueprints using the left-hand navigation bar. 
  2. Click the desired Blueprint.
  3. Click Parameters in the left sidebar.
  4. Click the Edit parameters button.
  5. Navigate to Network > Computer Name and Localhost Name using the left-hand Parameters navigation menu.
  6. Enable the Set Computer Name parameter
  7. Drag in any of the device variable options.
  8. Click Save parameters, and the device name will be enforced on the next agent check-in.

As with all Parameters, it is highly recommended to test before pushing any changes to production Mac devices.

Manually rename a device

macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS device names can be set directly on the associated device record page. 

If you have a parameter set to enforce the macOS device name this will be overwritten during the next agent check-in.

Supervision is required to set the names of iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices via MDM command.
  1. Navigate to a device record.
  2. Click the Device Actions menu in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Set Device Name from the action menu.
  4. Enter a device name into the Set Device Name window.
  5. Click Set Device Name.