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Configure Casper 8 and earlier settings

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Created by Steve.Hawkins, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 18, 2016

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To set up a discovery connection for Casper in Web Help Desk:

  1. In the toolbar, click Setup, select Assets > Discovery Connections, and then click New.
  2. Click the Discovery Tool drop-down menu and select Casper as the discovery type.
  3. In the Casper MySQL Database Host and Port fields, enter your Casper IP address and port number, respectively.
  4. In the Database Name field, enter the name of your database.
  5. In the Username and Password fields, enter the database user name and password, respectively.
  6. (Optional) In the Auto-Sync Schedule row, select the day or days to auto-sync and define a time and how often to run the auto-sync.
  7. In the Advanced Options section, complete the check boxes and selections as needed.

    Click the tooltips for more information.

  8. Click Save.
  9. Click the Attribute Mapping tab.
  10. Click Edit.
  11. Map the desired custom asset fields to Casper's attributes.

    The asset attributes are different for each discovery tool, mapping directly to the values in the discovery tool's database.

  12. Click Save.
  13. Click Assets > Search Assets to view your imported assets.

See the JAMF Software website for information about importing assets directly from the JAMF software database, which stores information about assets in the JAMF Software Server (JSS),

 
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