Supports iOS 7:
Apple Lion Server's Profile Manager provides mobile device management.
Profile Manager uses directory services and Apple Push Notification Service to provide configuration profiles to Mac OS X and iOS devices.
Unlike commercial MDM solutions, Apple does not require enrollment in the iDEP (iOS Developer Enterprise Program).
Apple's solution only supports iOS devices. There is no support for Android, Blackberry or Windows Mobile devices.
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To use Profile Manager as mobile device management server, your Mac must have a static Internet network address and cannot be on a closed network. iOS and Mac OS X Lion devices communicate with the server to obtain configuration profiles over the network.
After a device is enrolled with the server, it is called a managed device, and you can update its configuration as well as query its status using Profile Manager. Additionally, you can lock and wipe Mac OS X Lion computers and iOS devices. You can also clear the passcode on iOS devices, if its owner has forgotten their passcode.
Profile Manager's built-in user portal allows you to send new and updated configuration profiles created with Profile Manager to users after they enroll their devices.
NOTE: You can also distribute the XML configuration files by email, posting on a webpage, or via Apperian EASE.
Is the service hardware, software, or cloud?
How do you pay for the service?
In addition to purchase, is there recurring maintenance? What does it include?
Includes Minor Updates:
Includes Major Updates:
How and when is support provided?
12 x 5:
12 x 7:
24 x 7:
Are there features such as segmented administration and fault tolerance that help the product successfully manage tens of thousands of devices?
What methods are available for enrolling devices?
What method exist to authenticate users?
Basic MDM Features
Basic legacy features common to almost every MDM platform.
Exchange Account Seeding:
Push Text Message:
Advanced MDM Features
Less common mobile management features.
Triggered by Inventory:
Supervised Device Features
These restrictions are applicable only on [[Supervision|supervised devices]]
Prevent Game Center:
App Lock (iOS 6):
Global HTTP Proxy (iOS 6):
* Web Site White & Black-listing (iOS 7):
Prevent Manual Profile Installation:
Features focused on managing apps
Recommended App Catalog:
Push Web Apps:
Push Enterprise Apps:
"Push" Retail Apps:
Separate Managed and Unmanaged Data (iOS 7):
App Wrapping Available:
App Developer SDK Available:
App Store VPP Features
Features related to the iTunes App Volume Purchase Program.
VPP Spreadsheet Upload:
VPP Licensing Integration (iOS 7) :
Reassign App License (iOS 7):
How can the system be administered?
API or SDK for Administration:
How can admins be notified of issues?
Alert When Roaming:
Alert When No Response:
Alert on Forbidden App:
Data available for export, to CSV, etc.
3rd Party Integration
The MDM Provider connects to which other services?
What other devices can be managed by the platform?
Windows Phone 7: