Perform this procedure to connect your devices to Apple DEP and to enroll them with
Sophos Mobile Control.
You can manage devices that you have purchased from Apple or from an approved DEP
vendor. Before you can connect devices to Apple DEP, you need to configure the
device vendor on the Apple DEP portal.
Note: In a typical DEP workflow, you perform
this procedure before handing over the devices to your users for activation and
To assign your devices to Sophos Mobile Control and to assign a DEP profile
Open the web portal for the Apple deployment programs at
https://deploy.apple.com in your web browser and then
log in with your company Apple ID.
On the portal, go to
Under Choose Devices By, select your new devices by serial
number, by order number, or upload a CSV file containing the serial numbers of
Note: If you have purchased your devices from a reseller, they are available on
the DEP portal within 24 hours after the reseller posts your order to
Under Choose Action, select Assign to
Server and then select the virtual MDM server that you have set
up for Sophos Mobile Control as described in Set up a virtual MDM server.
Click OK to perform the assignment.
At this point, you may log out from the Apple DEP web portal.
You may skip the remaining steps if you have configured a default DEP
profile as described in Create DEP profile.
Log in to the Sophos Mobile Control console with an administrator account for
the customer for which you want to manage the DEP devices.
On the menu sidebar, under MANAGE, click
Devices and then click Apple
The Apple DEP devices page lists all devices that you
have assigned to Sophos Mobile Control on the Apple DEP web portal.
If the devices that you just assigned to Sophos Mobile Control do not appear in
the list, click Synchronize with Apple DEP portal.
Note: To limit the load on the Apple DEP server, repeated synchronization is
possible only after a short queue time.
Select the new devices and then click
In the confirmation dialog, select the DEP profile you want to assign to the
devices and then click OK.
When the purchased devices arrive at your company, you can hand them over to your
users. No further configuration is required. When the users switch on their devices
for the first time, the iOS setup and the enrollment with Sophos Mobile Control are
performed as configured in the assigned DEP profile.
When you have selected the Assign user to device profile
option as described in Create DEP profile, the
users are automatically assigned to their device.