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03Oct 2018

Apple Business Manager – Device Enrollment

The following steps show how to enroll corporate owned devices using Apple Business Manager (formerly known as DEP).  Apple combined the DEP portal and VPP portal into a single portal called Apple Business Manager. Using Apple Business Manager, MDM administrator can enroll devices into MDM silently and deploy apps to devices silently as well.

Steps:

1. Signup or login at https://business.apple.com

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2. Add MDM Server.

  • Enter the MDM Server name below.
  • Upload following public key for Codeproof. Public key is here.

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3. Assigning the devices to MDM.

  • Enter the device serial number or purchase order number to assign devices to a particular MDM.

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4. Download MDM device enrollment token (DEP token).

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5. Import the token in the Codeproof Admin Console.

  • Login to Codeproof Cloud Console
  • Go to “EMM” menu from the top
  • Then select “Apple Business Manager – Devices (DEP)”
  • Click on Add Server Token

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6. Assigning MDM Profile to devices.

  • Click on “Manage” button to see all the devices by serial numbers.
  • Select all the devices using right side checkbox and click on “Install MDM” button.
  • Select “Enable Mandatory MDM” and click on “Assign Devices”.  See below image illustrations.

 

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7. Final step is to kick start the enrollment in the iPhone or iPad.

If the device is already in use, you must erase it to start the enrollment.

  • Open the settings App then go to “General”. Then go to “Reset” and then select “Erase Settings and Content” to erase the device.
  • After the device restarts, The setup Welcome wizard will appear.
  • Skip “password” and continue with the MDM enrollment.
  • After the enrollment, device entry will appear in the Codeproof Console “Policy Manager” section by serial number. See below.

 

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For more about the Apple Business Manager click here.

 

Consumer purchased Apple Devices:

 

The consumer purchased iOS devices(not through DEP) can be enrolled into DEP and lockdown with MDM. This is available since iOS 11.  This requires a physical access to device though.  Using the latest Apple Configurator tool (a free tool from Apple) on a MAC computer and connecting the devices to MAC computer via USB. Instructions are here.

 

 

 

 

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