Automate installing the iOS configuration profile

When you use a third-party EMM, you can deploy the iOS configuration profile for Sophos Intercept X for Mobile through the EMM, which automates profile installation for users.

On iPhones and iPads, Sophos Intercept X for Mobile uses a configuration profile to provide web filtering. If you don’t deploy the profile through the Enterprise Mobility Management product (EMM), users must install it when Sophos Intercept X for Mobile enrolls with Sophos Mobile.


To automate installing the iOS configuration profile, do as follows:

  1. Download the file activate-smsec-plain.mobileconfig from the following URL:
  2. In the EMM, create a custom configuration profile into which you upload the .mobileconfig file. Then send the profile to your iPhones and iPads.

    For Microsoft Intune, see Intercept X for Mobile and Microsoft Intune integration.

    For other products, refer to the relevant documentation.

  3. Install Sophos Intercept X for Mobile through the EMM.