Create DEP profile

You need to set up the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) before you can create DEP profiles. See Set up Apple DEP.

A DEP profile is assigned to a DEP device and provides information to the Apple server when the device is activated. This information includes:

  • The MDM server (that is the Sophos Mobile server) assigned to manage the device.
  • Configuration options for the enrollment with Sophos Mobile.
  • A list of hosts that the device is allowed to pair with.
  • Customization options for the setup assistant that starts when the device is switched on for the first time.

If required, you can create several DEP profiles to use different setup and enrollment settings for your DEP devices.

To create a DEP profile:

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click Setup > System setup, and then click the Apple DEP profiles tab.
  2. Click Add.
  3. In the Edit DEP profile dialog, enter the required settings.
  4. To assign the profile to all new DEP devices to which no profile has been manually assigned to, select it in the Default DEP profile assigned to new devices list.
    When you select None, you have to manually assign a DEP profile to new DEP devices as described in Deploy DEP devices. Otherwise, DEP devices will not be enrolled with Sophos Mobile when they are activated.
  5. Click Save to save your changes.