Set up Apple DEP

To manage Apple DEP devices, you need to create a virtual MDM server in the Apple DEP web portal and link it to the Sophos Mobile server.

Tip If you’ve already enrolled in the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP), you can use the same Apple ID for DEP.

To set up Apple DEP:

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click Setup > Apple setup, and then click the Apple DEP tab.
  2. Click Download public key to download the Sophos Mobile public key file for Apple DEP.
    The file is saved to your local computer.
  3. Open the Apple DEP web portal at in a new browser window.
    You can do this by clicking the Apple Business Manager link in Sophos Mobile.
  4. Log in to the Apple DEP web portal with your company Apple ID.
  5. In the portal, go to Device Enrollment Program > Manage Servers, and then click Add MDM Server.
  6. Enter a name for MDM server, for example Sophos Mobile.
  7. In the next step, upload the public key file that you downloaded from Sophos Mobile.
  8. In the next step, download the server token.
    At this point, you may log out from the Apple DEP web portal.
  9. On the Apple DEP tab of Sophos Mobile, click Upload a file and select the server token you downloaded from the Apple DEP web portal.
  10. Click Save.
The DEP server token is valid for one year.
Caution When you create a new server token in the Apple DEP web portal, you must use the same Apple ID that you used for the creation of the initial token.