DEP profile settings (macOS)

General settings

Setting

Description

Name

The name of the DEP profile.

Description

An optional description of the DEP profile.

Device group

A device group that will be assigned to devices when they are enrolled with Sophos Mobile.

For information on device groups, see Device groups.

To simplify device management, we recommend that you use a separate device group for DEP devices.

Task bundle

A task bundle that will be transferred onto the devices when they are enrolled with Sophos Mobile.

The list includes all task bundles that contain no enrollment task.

For information on task bundles, see Task bundles.

Enrollment

Setting

Description

User can skip MDM policy assignment

The user is able to skip the setup step that applies the Sophos Mobile enrollment profile.

Assign user to device

During the enrollment process with Sophos Mobile, users are asked for their Self Service Portal credentials and then assigned to the device.

Use this option to auto-assign a user to the device.

macOS setup

On the macOS setup tab, you disable configuration steps of the setup assistant that starts when the device is switched on for the first time.

Note These settings only affect the macOS setup. If you disable a configuration step, the user is still able to enable the relevant option later. To completely disable a feature, use a Restrictions configuration. See Restrictions configuration (macOS device policy) and Restrictions configuration (macOS user policy).

Setting

Description

Apple ID

Skip configuring an Apple ID. The user cannot log in with their Apple ID to access Apple services.

Apple Pay

Skip configuring Apple Pay. The user cannot add credit or debit card information for paying in stores or within apps using Apple Pay.

FileVault disk encryption Skip configuring FileVault disk encryption. FileVault is turned off.
Terms and Conditions

Skip the Terms and Conditions page.

Passcode

Skip creating a passcode to unlock the device.

Appearance Skip configuring the appearance of the user interface (light or dark).
Restore from backup Skip restoring data from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
Diagnostics

Skip configuring diagnostics. Diagnostic and usage data are not sent to Apple.

Location services

Skip configuring location services. Location services are turned off.

Touch ID & Face ID

Skip configuring Touch ID and Face ID. The user cannot set up biometric authentication in place of a passcode.

Privacy

Skip the page that explains the Data & Privacy icon.

iCloud Drive Skip activating the automatic upload of files from Documents and Desktop to iCloud Drive.
Registration Skip creating a computer account.
iCloud Analytics Skip configuring iCloud Analytics. Diagnostic and usage data from the iCloud account is not sent to Apple.
Siri

Skip configuring Siri. Siri is turned off.

True Tone

Skip activating True Tone (the automatic adaptation of display colors based on ambient lighting conditions).

Display Zoom

Skip configuring Display Zoom, that is a zoomed view providing larger icons, text and buttons.

Support information

Setting

Description

Department

The department or location name associated with the profile.

This name is included in the information that the user can access by clicking About Configuration during device setup.

Phone number

The support phone number for your company.

This field is pre-populated with the phone number from the technical support contact details. See Configure IT contact.

The phone number is stored internally in the DEP profile but is not available to the device user.

Email

The support email address for your company.

This field is pre-populated with the email address from the technical support contact details. See Configure IT contact.

The email address is stored internally in the DEP profile but is not available to the device user.