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How can I inspect and audit the non-xml portion of a configuration profile?

There is a very useful configuration profile published by my ISP. But: I am careful about such things and want to inspect it. The XML portion of the configuration profile is very straightforward. BUT! ...
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Remove login items from old profile that no longer exists, after Time Machine restore

I recently had my work MacBook Pro's admin software removed (by IT, the same department that initially set them up) and the macOS freshly installed, with the old profiles removed. I had a Time Machine ...
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IPSEC VPN algorithm changes in Sonoma/Apple Silicon?

I recently got a new M3 MBP to replace my old Intel model, which also necessitated an upgrade to Sonoma from Ventura. My VPN configuration is via a mobile configuration profile that has worked fine ...
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Resolution to unexpected "Profiles/MDM wants to make changes." popups? Beware SpamResponse/wmcglobal?

I'm frequently getting unexpected "Profiles/MDM wants to make changes." popups. It started right after I began installing SpamResponse by clicking GET, but aborted when it prompted to ...
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School printer configuration on personal device

My school laptop has an option called "Secure_Printing" where the documents can be printed out on any school printer after inputting the student card number. Here is the configuration in the ...
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Howto remove an imported Network Configuration profile from MacOS 10.15.7 without using GUI?

In order to get a useful DNS over TLS server configuration on macOS, I imported a network profile. After having installed this network configuration file, I did not see any new entry in the Network ...
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How do I see provisioning profiles for sideloaded apps on iPad?

I have developer versions of 2 of my own apps running on my iPad under OS version 15.6.1. I would like to be able to check the expiry date of the provisioning profiles without going to my development ...
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Can I view the "Enforce Face ID or Touch ID timeout" that is set on my MDM profile on my iPhone?

I have work email on my phone thanks to some MDM profile additions. I'm finding on my iPhone XS that FaceId forces back to Passcode on every second attempt. This frequency seems unusually high. My ...
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Can profile MDM settings increase FaceId's frequency to switch back to Passcode?

I have work email on my phone thanks to some MDM profile additions. I'm finding on my iPhone XS that FaceId forces back to Passcode on every second attempt. I have added a second face - my Apple watch ...
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How to use configuration profile to force DNS-over-HTTPS for every network except the specified SSIDs?

I want to be able to force DoH on all networks (Wifi, cellular data, etc) except my home and work wifi network SSIDs. I used iMazing Profile Editor to craft this profile, but when I try to import it ...
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How can I remove a MDM configuration profile enrollment when no profile exists?

A strange problem occurred after I clean-installed Big Sur on my company's 2019 MacBook Pro. My machine now asks for incorrect device enrollment credentials (this is not my company!): Before the ...
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Unable to pick settings in us.zoom.config.plist

I want to configure Zoom’s setting by pushing the plist file to the device from MDM. After pushing the customized us.zoom.config.plist to my macOS device through MDM, I am able to find the plist file ...
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Mac MDM WiFi selection control remained after MDM profiles removed

Recently I've gained admin privilege and gotten rid of MDM profiles/limits. However, after MDM profiles are removed I found that: In Network -> Advanced -> Preferred Network, it still keeps ...
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Can't delete DNS settings added as a configuration profile

I added the wrong DNS Settings as a configuration profile and would love to delete it. I can't do it from Filters & Proxies, and for some strange reason, it isn't showing in the profile section as,...
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Transfer Device Enrollment from one Mac to another

I enrolled my private MBP with my employer's Intune Company Portal and got access to company resources. Now they changed the policy and private MacBooks are no longer allowed to be be enrolled. That ...
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Completely unable to connect to Internet via Ethernet

2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, OS 12.1, for some info So the title is pretty self explanatory. I've been able to connect to WiFi just fine, but every time I connect via Ethernet, I get this notification: [...
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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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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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Attempting to use Internet Sharing for iOS Activation

I’m trying to configure iOS devices in mass. Unfortunately my team doesn’t have direct access to our company MDM, so enrollment through Configurator isn’t working. I had the idea to use internet ...
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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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iPhone Configuration Software/Application for Windows or Mac OS X

Is there any application that would allow you to manage and configure your iPhone? (i.e. desktop screen, desktop folders, icon names, settings, etc.)
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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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