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Mobile device management (MDM) is an industry term for the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablet computers and laptops. MDM is usually implemented with the use of a third party product that has management features for particular vendors of mobile devices.

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How can I bundle different installers from third party vendors to ease end-user installation process

I have to deploy a few packages to all our users working from home (private iMacs/Laptops) Is there a way to bundle multiple installers and Java JRE for them? What about authorizations and custom ...
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Custom Settings: disable Siri and Dictation

Using an MDM and creating a Configuration Profile with a custom settings I need to disable Siri and Dictation. I did find (I hope) the correct custom plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding=&...
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is it possible to automate device enrollment process using Intune MDM?

We are trying to give our staff an enterprise app using Intune MDM. Here are the steps we followed: https://www.robinhobo.com/how-to-enroll-an-apple-device-with-ios-13-user-enrollment-mode-in-...
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Remote Management and Verizon

I recently bought a MacBook Pro from a third party brand new in the box. I go to set it up and I get to a screen that says "Remote Management" It says Verizon can remotely install apps and ...
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how to set app lock with password using MDM?

I am looking for a payload by which we can set a password on the application. By if any user wants to access then they need to enter the password before using that application. this feature is already ...
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How to disable Camera and Screen Share for all applications (globally) in mac Using MDM?

We know that using MDM we can handle Privacy Preferences Policy Control in mac. I am able to disable Screen Sharing and Camera feature for the Particular Application. Is there any way by which we ...
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How to download roblox without being caught by auburn school district iPad 6th generation

How do you download roblox without it saying it is restricted
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How can I make a script containing passwords secure?

I have made a simple script : sysadminctl -adminUser AdminUserHere -adminPassword AdminPasswordHere -addUser NewUserNameHere -fullName "Full Name Here" -password NewUserPasswordHere Now the system ...
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Can Apple MDM see what youtube videos I have watched?

So I was just interested In how Apple MDM works and what my device manager could see. However i am not sure whether they can see what youtube videos I Have watched at home not on my school network. I ...
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iPad - share and lock geolocation

I work for a small/medium size city and we want the garbage collectors to use an application on iPad during their collect to fill a little survey on what they collect. Aside of this application, we ...
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Auto Setup Admin Accounts in Macbook with MDM during first time setup

I am trying to implement Auto Setup Admin creation, but never able to get passwordHash working. I even tried sample config in here https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/...
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Apps installed on iPhone when installing on iPad

My employer uses the Blackberry UEM client to control our BYOD devices. I was enrolled in this program until they changed their BYOD management policies. I then dis-enrolled my device. I was not ...
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How to unregister an iPad from Lightspeed Systems MDM?

So I bought a iPad generation 5 from a school and it had Lightspeed Systems on it I went to the school the admin and everyone else that could remove it and they said “We can’t do anything for you ...
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Remote Management Wizard Not Showing On First Use

I have a new MBP bought through Apple Business and registered in Apple Business Manager. ABM is integrated with Azure Intune. On first use the Remote Management interface popped up but failed to ...
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License not found from App Store even when there is a license - VPP

We recently enabled VPP purchases through MDM for our company. Even though when we have so many free licenses available, the machine prompts "License not found" and it happens only in random machines ...
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Which settings in System Preferences are global for all users?

Some things in System Preferences obviously apply to only one user: Desktop Picture Appearance accent colour and highlight colour Dock size While others obviously apply to all users: Startup Disk ...
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When MDM certificates expire, can I still use my iPhone?

My dad gave me an old iPhone 7 from his employer. When the MDM certificates expire, will I still be able to use my phone? I asked him to un-enroll my phone, but he couldn’t find it in his system.
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Suggestions for obtaining session persistence when using load-balanced MDM servers (iOS)

It is not uncommon these days to have multiple back end servers and use some form of load-balancing between then. When using such a configuration for MDM servers (that support the Apple MDM protocol),...
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Why allowDeviceNameModification is not working in iOS 12 but working in iOS 13

I have two Supervised device iOS 12 and iOS 13. I am Appling restriction profile in both device from MDM allowDeviceNameModification = false both Devices not allowing me to change the name from ...
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Can I change iPad wifi searching behavior?

I have a number of ipad kiosks throughout a building. We are using jamf for MDM. When we have network or wifi maintenance and the wifi is offline for a while (an hour-ish) I notice that some of the ...
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Find specific logs about SCEP Server (unable to contact)

In my IT Environment, we enroll macOS systems with an MDM solution provider instance. During the enrollment process (using the Safari Web Browser Application and using a specific Enrollment URL), the ...
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How to add a device to macOS Server?

I've just purchased macOS Server and am trying to add devices to its management. I've tried going to the "My Devices" page, and downloading a configuration profile for MDM enrollment: The ...
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Restoring an iPhone to its default state regarding allowing installation of custom applications

Someone installed a custom app store on my iPhone to do an experiment, the experiment is done and I want to remove this app store and whatever related to it. The app store can install apps on my ...
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Configuring iPad's to not require passwords routinely

I have a small commercial building with about 6 iPads that were set up by a marginally competent vendor. They periodically require passcodes and Apple ID passwords and this has become a serious ...
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Does an MDM solution require special apple devices

I want to use an MDM solution to manage Apple devices. Is it possible to use devices that I acquired from different sources like Amazon, used devices from eBay, or my own current device that I am ...
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How do redemption codes work in Apple Business Manager when NOT using MDM

The small dev company that I work for has been contracted to build an app for client. This client is using Apple Business Manager and wants us to publish to it. I have built the app and deployed it ...
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How to properly install a custom pkg script such that it gets picked up by “system_profiler SPApplicationsDataType”?

I have a very simple script that I want to distribute via MDM such that it gets properly registered with OSX app registry? MDM verifies whether the script has installed successfully by executing "...
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What's the cleanest way to integrate apps across multiple devices?

I have an iPhone and two Macs. I sync my files across all three using iCloud and want to do something similar with my apps: I want to be able to use an app on my iPhone, and use the same app on both ...
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Managing a Child's iPad Without Another Apple Device?

I just purchased an iPad for my child. This iPad is the only Apple device that I own. After it arrived, I realized after the fact that iPads apparently do not support more than one user, which is news ...
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location update in Single app mode

I am working on an enterprise application. So from that, I am applying a profile for Single app mode that is working fine. So my question is suppose I am allowing a calculator for Single app mode ...
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Can my admin manage my iPad without me knowing?

Can my admin manage my iPad (download programs, change settings, etc.) without me knowing? (Configuring it so that I cannot tell that it's managed.) My iPad is running iOS 12, and there are no ...
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iOS13 Beta / iOS13 requirements TLS Certificate

this post is about this link iOS 13 requirements TLS Server Certificate and two questions that bother me currently. First of, can anyone tell me, if a SHA2 signature is required only for my server ...
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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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What files are included in the /System/Library/LaunchAgents and /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

I bought a used MacBook recently and want to know if it has anything nonstandard like mdm, etc. I have many items invthese folders, such as com.apple.mdmclient.plist, com.apple.managedclient.plist, ...
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Work MDM and family sharing

Using personal apple id on work mac. Thinking of enabling family sharing. Will doing so give the MDM used by the employer to gain access to the family apple accounts?
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Bypass “Finish setup” screen after iOS Update with devices in kiosk mode?

We've about 300 devices (+ 300 employee coperate iphones) enrolled as media entertainment tablets. After the iOS 12.3 has been released, every devices installed that update. That's fine so far, but ...
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Add bookmarks to bookmarks bar via policy

I am capable of adding bookmarks to a "managed bookmarks" folder with the following code and deploy that via a policy. But to make things easier on the younger students, I would like to deploy ...
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Company Device Management on Separate User?

I am doing an event with a company that wants to give me a corporate email. They want to set it up using a device management profile on my personal mac. Is there a way to protect and keep my personal ...
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Automatic Deployment of 802.1x profile for Wi-Fi

I am wondering if there is a process that people use here to deploy 802.1x profiles in a Windows AD environment on Apple hardware specifically MacBook Pros? Specifically when the Root CA is renewed ...
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How can I clear an iPad from another company's DEP?

The company I work for is in the process of enrolling all iPads into MDM and correcting devices not in the DEP. We've found one that we've had for a while. It's in another DEP but not in another MDM.....
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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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Are whitespaces a good idea for a rootCA or intermediateCA for a self sign/closed on-prem PKI - with iPads?

Good morning, we've got iPads running with a native App and would next use a safari Homescreen Shortcut for a web based catalog. However, connecting to the F5 LTM, which rotates and terminates the (...
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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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My friend installed something called Jamf on my MacBook

I have a MacBook Air 7,2. My friend installed something called Jamf on it. Now I can't access most of my applications. My son said he couldn't force quit it so I'm thinking it must be some kind of ...
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Profile installation failed: No user identifier found in record

I have a Mac High Sierra (10.13.2) connected to Open Directory. The server is a OpenLDAP Linux Server With Apple Configurator I created a Email Profile to config email account. In local users I don'...
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Preload and preconfigure an iPad for someone else

I need to preload and preconfigure some software on an iPad, and then give the iPad to someone else. I thought about just buying the software with my App Store account, but is there a way that I can "...