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A file to configure iOS or macOS as part of device management.

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School Traces Leftover

Apple friends. I was provided an education MacBook Air a while ago. It's was a rent, however I have paid it off now and am almost leaving school thankfully. Because of this, I have been meddling ...
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Where do packages downloaded via MDM installation get stored?

Trying to debug an MDM installation issue where a package gets downloaded, but during install, it complains about the following: PackageKit: Install rejected with error: Error Domain=...
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how to route some traffic away from VPN set in profile?

I received a .mobileconfig file containing profile configuration to access the company's VPN, which I need for work. Though this is my personal computer and I'm not happy that all my traffic goes ...
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To put my folder(or the alias of it) into the root directory, how to do with the asl.conf file?

I have a requirement to put files in the root directory. I learned from this website that I can modify /etc/syslog.conf to achieve this goal, but when I open it, I am prompted that the relevant ...
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How to escape specifying Full Name while setting up an email account with a profile?

I am attempting to set up an email account using a configuration profile created with Apple Configurator 2. My goal is to avoid using User Display Name, so the raw source of a letter would begin with ...
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How can I securely deploy a configuration profile to an iPhone without another Apple device?

I have an iPhone that is not managed by an organization. By using configuration profiles, I want to apply settings that cannot be set via the GUI. Those settings contain passwords and therefore I need ...
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How can I make my iPhone automatically connect to a VPN when connecting to a WiFi?

When connecting to public WiFi networks, I prefer to have more privacy and also want to be sure that really every network packet is encrypted1. You can achieve that by connecting to a VPN, for example....
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Secure testing config profile still affects me after deletion?

Recently installed a secure browser profile for state testing onto my Mac (Running Catalina 10.15.7), which does annoying things like not allowing screenshots or desktop swapping. After I was finished ...
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How to set or change the desktop background in configuration profile in Big Sur

Is there any way to set the desktop background picture in a configuration profile in Big Sur? This is when using local profile, rather than one set by a server or MDM.
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How to deploy printer with Profile Manager

Good evening, someone know the best practice for deploy printer on a mac with Profile Manager? I have add to my Server on System->Printer the printer with AirPrint and it is recognised, with model ...
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How to get info about System Device Profiles (MDM) on MacOS?

I need to get information about System Device Profiles (MDM or enrollment), such as Details: Description, control the computer, Allows and other. But I need to get it from some FileInfo in order to ...
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macOS, delete profiles that need password

There is a profile I installed many days ago and I forget the password, how can I delete it?
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Config Profile ~/.bash and ~/.bash_profile Default & Preferred Permissions?

On MacOS, what are the default and preferred permissions for ~/.bash and ~/.bash_profile config profiles? This guide shows 700 as preferred. To view permission for a file: private stat -f "%Lp %N&...
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Unable to deploy Mobile Config for Active Sync on iOS 13.4.1

I'm trying to deploy a mobile configuration for a number of iPhones. The mobile configuration only includes PKCS12 for the client certificate authentication and the configuration of the MS Exchange ...
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How does iOS device management work?

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 ...
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Installed Root Certificate does not appear in Certificate Trust Settings

I have an iPad Pro and an iPhone SE both running iOS 13.3.1 I successfully installed a root certificate on the iPad and was able to "Enable Full Trust for Root Certificates" from Settings/General/...
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Enable RTT/TTY via profile on iOS 13?

My mobile provider (Vodafone Germany) does not seem to support RTT or TTY out of the box, thus the option to enable it is not visible on my iPhone. Is there a way to enable the RTT/TTY option by ...
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Password validation text incorrectly displayed in unexpected language on macOS 10.15.1

I have created a new password profile from Apple Configurator 2 and applied that in macOS 10.15, Catalina. Then I did a pwpolicy to require new password: pwpolicy -a adminuser -u usertoforcechange -...
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Is there a way to stop inline video clips from playing on mobile Safari?

This question applies to the mobile versions of Safari, either as proper content (for example, supporting a news story) or inline video ads. Mobile means iPadOS and iOS on the iPhone and iPad. The ...
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How to prevent nextDNS VPN profile from being deleted on reboot on macOS 10.15 Catalina

I use nextDNS from the Mac App Store to manage all my DNS queries. The program is set to launch at login and when it first launches the following dialog window opens: Selecting 'Allow' stores a VPN ...
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Why Does My Apple Watch Lose Connection to My iPhone When Using a VPN

I am using an Always On VPN on my iPhone 6s that I setup using Algo. The VPN is hosted on Digital Ocean. I add the VPN by installing a configuration profile on a supervised device. Whenever I install ...
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Use Profile Manager (or other methods?) for Network Mounts/Favorites

We have a few Macs in the office and a server running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 + Server 5.8. Profile Manager is set up and working, and company-owned Macs are enrolled. Mostly we use it for volume app ...
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"Apple Watch Only" apps not showing on Apple Watch when using Configuration Profile on linked iPhone

The Breathe, Heart, Stocks, Walkie-Talkie, and Workout apps are not showing up on my Apple Watch. I know this is because I have a configuration profile on my iPhone with an app whitelist only ...
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How to get Apple certificate to sign files?

I was tasked by my boss to handle new project at work - JAMF to manage our MacOS devices (we are mostly Windows corporation, so it isn't easy). We bought it, had some training. I want now to use ...
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Profile installation can't authenticate to the MDM server

I'm using Meraki Systems Manager as a solution for mobile device management, and lately I've been getting this error message from System Preferences(Profiles) when trying to enroll a new macOS device ...
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“System Information” profiles tab

I was interested in what the “profiles” tab found in “system information” displays. Is it the same thing as “profiles” in “system preferences”?
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Is there a spec or standard for .mobileconfig?

I see a lot of talk about mobileconfig files for standing up new boxes. It seems as if they're a configuration file for Profiles. Is there a spec or standard from which they're generated, or can be ...
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How do I use the 'Profiles' tab in System Preferences?

I've found a bunch of random (sketchy-looking) files inside the Profiles pane of System Preferences. To delete them, I need to be an admin, but no matter how many times I put my account on admin, it ...
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How can I tell that a certificate is a root certificate?

Are these certificates root certificates or not and how can I disable them if they are?
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How to remove configuration profiles (.mobileconfig files) using MDM?

I am trying to remove a configuration profile that I previously installed on a device, using MDM. I am able to get the list of the installed profiles using the ProfileList command. I have no issues ...
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Prevent mobile data being turned off

Does anyone know how to prevent mobile data being turned off on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. I want to ensure my daughters data is not able to be turned off at any time. their other parent turns off the ...
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Cannot leave iOS 12 beta testing program on iPad

I installed the iOS 12 Beta Software Profile on my 9.7 iPad 2017 a few months ago. I got a notification today that iOS 12.1 beta is available for download, which I did not want to install, so I went ...
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Per-App VPN for a third-party app: possible? How?

I need to set up per-app VPN as a way to ensure that several apps I installed from App Store are using only internet traffic over VPN, but not using non-VPN traffic at all. I'm not a corporate user, ...
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Debug user profiles?

There's an error in a user profile I'm generating to configure an wireless internet connection. When I try to import it the Profile Manager tells me there's an error, and if I try to use the profiles ...
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How do I restrict a novice user from installing configuration profiles on their devices?

I noticed some novice users installed some spam configuration profiles which installed some email inboxes on their iOS devices such as 'Daily Bible Verse' or 'WEATHER ALERTS' with a email address ...
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Turning off Device Enrollment Notifications on MacBook Pro

I have purchased a MacBook Pro a year ago and after upgrading to Sierra started to receive notifications from a company that owned a laptop before. I have tried contacting Apple Service and the actual ...
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Is there a way to stop inline video clips from playing on MacOS Safari?

My question applies to the desktop version of Safari, either as proper content (for example, supporting a news story) or inline video ads. The iOS/iPadOS version of this question doesn’t work for ...
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Create WPA2 Enterprise Wifi + Certificate Apple Device Configuration Profile Without a Mac?

I am fully aware that in the recent times, Apple has moved from the IPhone Configuration Utility to the Apple Configurator that is available on Mac only. I, unfortunately, don't have a Mac, but I ...
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Mobile Device Management and Configuration Profiles

I have two questions about Mobile Device Management Server and Configuration Profiles. We are using a Third Party MDM server where we are registering our devices to have control of the apps that are ...
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Is it possible to restrict access to some features and other apps using configuration profile? [closed]

The goal is how to prevent user from using social media or texting while driving by simply plugging into Special cable? Is it possible at all? Configuration profile Reference Some questions: Is ...
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Mac OS Sierra ignoring VPN mobile profile

I have a web page that creates VPN mobile configuration profiles and signs them with a X.509 certificate. Whilst apparently the signature is recognised, and the profile works well with iOS 10, it ...
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How often/reliably can an MDM push out new or updated configuration profiles?

I am working on an idea that requires changing MDM-managed iOS device settings within a minute every few minutes. Are there any OS limits to the frequency/reliability of APNS-initiated configuration ...
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Install .mobileconfig OTA to device without using Profile Manager web interface

I have a Mac Mini running the current El Capitan public release and Server app. Server is running the Profile Manager module, and I have an iPhone 5S which is both in supervised mode and enrolled to ...
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Apple Configuration and invalid profile

I am trying to configure Wi-Fi on an Apple TV 2 with WPA2 Enterprise. The Apple TV asks for a profile so I am trying to configure one. I set up the mandatory "General" settings the certificate of ...
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Does Profile Manager support nested device groups?

We have a Mac OS X Server running on 10.10.5 with Server 5.0.15. We are using Profile Manager to deploy some basic configuration settings. There are five Macs besides the server: three MacBook Pros, ...
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Removing Air Watch without removing WiFi/Exchange profiles

Is it possible to do either of the following: Remove Air Watch from an iOS device without deleting WiFi/Exchange profiles Backup the profile and restore it after removing Air Watch?
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Mandatory passcode change

I never asked to change it I do not need to change it If I change it, I need to get authorization from my employer since it is a work issued phone. I am unable to use the phone while due ...
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How does codesign and signing of profiles on os x work?

At the moment I am messing around with OS X profile manager and configuration profiles in general. I like the idea of being able to push settings to clients and I'd like to use it for my customers. ...
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Is it possible to set the unlock passcode with configurator profiles?

I'm managing a half dozen devices with Configurator. I'd like to set the unlock passcode on all of the devices to friend. Is this possible using profiles or some other method in Configurator? If so, ...
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Pushing an Apple ID for App Store to IPads with Apple Configurator

Is there a way to push an Apple ID to the iPads with profiles via Apple Configurator? I have several 100 and would like to push it so we do not have to enter it manually for each.
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