Global Variables

By Chad Satterfield

Learn which variables are available and where to use them

Kandji's Global Variables feature allows you to automatically input unique device details into any profile text field within any Configuration Profile (Custom Profiles or Library Items) or App Config

How to use Global Variables

Global Variables can be used inside any text field within any Configuration Profile (Custom Profiles or Library Items) and the Full Name and Short Name fields for the Provision Local Administrator Account section in the Automated Device Enrollment Library item. Global Variables work for all device types. Variables can also be used multiple times in the same field.

If a device variable that is used on a profile is updated, that profile will be re-installed on the device with the updated variable. For use in custom scripts, we have examples of a custom profile that populates those values locally, and a custom script which reads those values back into the web app on our GitHub repo.

Available Variables

Below is a full list of Global Variables that can be used inside configuration profiles and App Config. 

VariableDescription
$SERIAL_NUMBERInserts the Serial Number of the device the profile installs to.
$DEVICE_NAMEInserts the Device Name of the device the profile installs to.
$ASSET_TAGInserts the Asset Tag of the device the profile installs to.
$DEVICE_IDInserts the Device ID of the device the profile installs to.
$UDIDInserts the Unique Device Identifier of the device the profile installs to.
$PROFILE_UUIDInserts the Universally Unique Identifier of the profile.
$EMAILInserts the Email Address of the Assigned User for the device. 
$FULL_NAMEInserts the Full Name of the Assigned User for the device.
$EMAIL_PREFIXInserts the Email Prefix of the Assigned User for the device. (Everything before the @ symbol) 
$DEPARTMENTInserts the Department of the Assigned User for the device.
$JOB_TITLEInserts the Job Title of the user that is defined in the identity provider.
$BLUEPRINT_IDInserts the Blueprint ID of the Blueprint the device is assigned to.
$BLUEPRINT_NAMEInserts the Blueprint Name of the Blueprint the device is assigned to.