Jamf Pro Question


Is there a way to block YouTube on specific devices in Jamf Pro? Out tech department can't figure it out, so I am trying to find answers. I guess they don't like asking for help.

Posted on February 26, 2024 in response to bwphillips70

There is a configuration profile that can be used to turn on on-device filtering, including blacklisting certain sites. This profile could be created to block YouTube and then scoped to the required devices.

Posted on February 28, 2024 in response to bwphillips70


I'm not sure if this is an option at all, but could that blocking-action be handled through a web-filtering device instead? I only mention that since there can be some issues with blocking the URL of youtube.com since some sign-ins for Google services will use accounts.youtube.com as well as teachers using content from youtube in their classrooms. We have seen this in our environment and often run into issues when screen time has been setup to block youtube.com; it inadvertently impacts usage of the device in the classroom.

Posted on April 03, 2024 in response to bwphillips70

If you utilise Jamf Safe Internet alongside then yes. You can set up a profile that uses the content/app filtering in JSI and use your groups from Jamf Pro

Posted on April 16, 2024 in response to bwphillips70

Hi Brian,

Be sure to reach out to your aligned Apple Education Systems Engineer as well - you have a dedicated team to help you with all your Apple EDU solutions! You can find out who your Apple SE is by calling 1-800-800-2775 and choose option 4 to get connected with your school's Apple sales team. Your Apple SE will have connections with vendors like Jamf to get these questions answered!



Posted on May 14, 2024 in response to bwphillips70

Hi @Brian,

It may be too late, but yes, absolutely. They need to be put in a separate group in Jamf Pro which restricts YouTube (app and/or website).

Let me know if you want me to send through more info on how to do this.


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