You can distribute App Store apps and Volume Store apps (including custom B2B apps) purchased through Apple's Volume Purchasing (formerly VPP) to mobile devices or users for VPP-managed distribution.
For more information about Volume Purchasing and Apps and Books, visit one of the following websites:
Apple School Manager Help
Apple Business Manager Help
Apple Deployment Programs Help
Note: As an alternative to VPP-managed distribution, Jamf Pro also supports distributing App Store apps, and Volume Store apps and books to mobile devices by associating redeemable VPP codes with the apps and books. For more information, see VPP Code Distribution for Mobile Devices.
VPP-Managed Distribution for Mobile Devices
Jamf Pro allows you to distribute App Store apps and Volume Store apps directly to mobile devices for VPP-managed distribution. Because VPP-managed distribution for mobile devices is device-based, VPP user registration is not required and users do not need to provide an Apple ID.
Jamf Pro can be used to automatically update apps in Jamf Pro and on mobile devices on a schedule, and app updates can be forced at any time. Apps distributed directly to mobile devices do not appear in the user's own App Store purchase history and the apps cannot be updated by users.
VPP-managed distribution for mobile devices requires mobile devices with iOS 9 or later. To distribute App Store apps and Volume Purchasing apps to mobile devices using VPP, you need a VPP account set up Jamf Pro. For more information, see Integrating with Apple's Volume Purchasing.
To distribute an App Store app or VPP store app directly to a mobile device, when configuring the app distribution settings, choose the VPP account that purchased the app for VPP-managed distribution. For more information, see App Store Apps.
Note: If you have apps that were distributed with user-based VPP assignments and the apps are device-assignable, you can move to device-based VPP-managed distribution for the apps. For more information, see the Moving from User- to Device-based VPP Assignments Knowledge Base article.
VPP-Managed Distribution for Users
Jamf Pro also allows you to distribute App Store apps, Volume Store apps, and books to users for VPP-managed distribution. Because VPP-managed distribution for users is user-based, it involves VPP user registration and VPP user assignments. For more information, see Apple's Volume Purchasing User Registration and User-Based VPP Assignments.
VPP-managed distribution for users requires mobile devices with iOS 7 or later.
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