Import provisioning profiles for iOS apps

When you develop your own iOS apps, you create provisioning profiles so that your apps can be installed from an IPA file instead of the App Store. You can upload these provisioning profiles to the Sophos Mobile Control server to subsequently distribute them to your devices.

For details on provisioning profiles, see the iOS Developer Library.

Note: You import provisioning profiles with the same procedure as device profiles created with Apple Configurator. When you upload a profile file, Sophos Mobile Control analyzes its content in order to distinguish between the two profile types.
  1. After you have generated a provisioning profile in your iOS development environment, save it on your computer.
  2. On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click Profiles, policies > Apple iOS.
  3. On the Profiles and policies page, click Create > Import profile.
    The Edit profile page is displayed.
  4. Enter a name, a description and, optionally, a version for the new profile in the relevant fields.
  5. Click Upload a file and navigate to the file you have saved on your computer, select it and click Open.
  6. Click Save.
The profile is created. It can be installed onto devices. See Install a profile onto devices.