Create profile or policy

Profiles and policies are made up of one or more configurations. By adding configurations, you define the scope of the profile or policy, that is, the areas that are managed on the devices.
  1. On the menu sidebar, under CONFIGURE, click Profiles, policies and then click the platform for which you want to create the profile or policy.
  2. On the Profiles and policies page, click Create. If there is more than one profile or policy type available for a platform, Create opens a menu from which you can select the required type.
    For a list of available profile and policy types, see Profiles and policies.
  3. Enter a name and a description.
  4. For iOS and macOS device profiles, enter your organization name.
  5. For Sophos container policies, a General configuration is mandatory and is automatically added to the policy. On the Edit policy page, click General to open the configuration and make the required changes.
  6. For Android enterprise policies, a Restrictions configuration is mandatory and is automatically added to the policy. On the Edit policy page, click Restrictions to open the configuration and make the required changes.
  7. To add more configurations to the profile or policy, click Add configuration and then select the configuration you want to add.
    Note The configurations supported may depend on the version of the operating system or on other device features. The requirements are indicated by a blue label.
  8. In the settings page of the configuration, specify the required settings.
  9. Optional Repeat the previous steps to add more configurations.
  10. After you have added all required configurations, click Save.
The profile or policy is created. For information on how to apply the profile or policy to devices, see Install a profile onto devices or Assign a policy to devices.
Tip When you update a profile, you can easily re-install it onto all devices on which it is installed: On the Profiles and policies page, click the blue triangle next to the profile and then click Update devices.

When you update a policy, it is automatically updated on all devices to which the policy is assigned.