Global Profile Variables

Learn which variables are available and where to utilize them inside Kandji.

Kandji's Global Profile Variables feature allows you to automatically input unique device details into any profile text field.

Available Variables

Below is a full list of Global Variables that can be used inside of profiles. 

Variable Description
$SERIAL_NUMBER Inserts the Serial Number of the device the profile installs to.
$DEVICE_NAME Inserts the Device Name of the device the profile installs to.
$ASSET_TAG Inserts the Asset Tag of the device the profile installs to.
$UDID Inserts the Unique Device Identifier of the device the profile installs to.
$PROFILE_UUID Inserts the Universally Unique Identifier of the profile.  
$EMAIL Inserts the Email Address of the Assigned User for the device. 

 

If at anytime a device variable that is used on a profile is updated, that profile will be re-installed on the device with the updated variable.

How to use Global Profile Variables

Global Profile Variables can be used inside of any text field within a Kandji Profile, as well as within any custom profile. Global Profile Variables work for all device types. Variables can also be used multiple times in the same field.

In this example, we used the Conference Room Display Mode Profile. Simply enter the desired variable you wish to use in the text field of the profile you are modifying and save. When deployed, the Apple TV will display it's Asset Tag as defined in Kandji.