Under Settings -> Device Management I notice there are at least 3 different categories of items:

  • Mobile Device Management
  • Configuration Profile
  • Enterprise App

But documentation online seems sparse for the layman. What are the security implications for each of these?

(cross-post from https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/229343/how-does-ios-device-management-work)

  • Are you asking for how Apple’s server app works?
    – bmike
    Apr 10, 2020 at 22:04
  • I'm asking as a user of an iOS device. What permissions am I granting the people responsible for different entries under my "Device Management" tab?
    – scip
    Apr 10, 2020 at 22:16

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You are correct about the first two settings. Enterprise App is a way of developing and installing in-house apps onto iOS devices using an MDM server instead of through the Apple App store model.

Read between the lines and see: https://docs.jamf.com/10.8.0/jamf-pro/administrator-guide/In-House_Apps.html

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