MDM configuration profiles

NAVIGATION  Administration > Configuration > Policies

SECURITY  Administrator access to VSA 10

With MDM configuration profiles, you have the ability to automate the setup of mobile device user accounts, networking settings, security policies, and hardware, operating system, and application restrictions from the moment the device is enrolled. This powerful feature eliminates the need for administrators to manually onboard every MDM endpoint in your environment, saving you time and ensuring that all devices are configured consistently.

This article provides an overview of MDM configuration profiles and describes the process to create and deploy them.

NOTE  To learn how to enroll a device in MDM, refer to MDM enrollment.


With MDM configuration profiles, you can create pre-defined setup templates for supported Apple devices and associate them with management policies. When VSA 10 detects a client that meets the criteria of one or more of the associated policy rules, it will automatically apply the corresponding profile to the device via the Apple Push Notification Service.

Supported hardware

The following devices support management via configuration profiles:

Notebooks Desktops Mobile Other
MacBook Air, Macbook Pro iMac, Mac mini, Mac Studio, Mac Pro iPad, iPhone Apple Watch, Apple TV


Configuration profiles support the following applications and system settings:

Category Description Applications and settings
Networking Manage network configuration, including WiFi, Ethernet, and VPNs.

WiFi, Ethernet, cellular, firewall, DNS, proxy, VPN, AirPlay, AirPrint

Security Control sensitive security-related device settings.

Authentication, certificates, parental controls, encryption, passcodes

Restrictions Manage hardware, operating system, and application restrictions.

Bluetooth, camera, Game Center App Store, lock screen, user creation, startup, authentication

System Config Enable or disable interface elements, manage login behavior, control system updates.

Login behavior, user experience, preferences, software catalog

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