Configuring an Automated Device Enrollment Profile for iOS, macOS, and tvOS

After you’ve added Jamf School as your MDM server in Apple School Manager for Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP), you can start defining DEP profiles and assigning them to your devices.

Note: You will have to erase all content and settings on your iOS devices or Re-install macOS in order to install a DEP Profile, as the DEP Profile can only get installed during the Setup Assistant.

The process of configuring an Automated Device Enrollment profile (DEP profile) involves the following steps:

  • Assign devices to Jamf School

  • Define a DEP profile

  • Assign profiles to your devices

  • Remove a profile from your devices

Assigning Devices to Jamf School

  1. Navigate to https://deploy.apple.com and log in with the Apple ID you’ve used to sign up for DEP.

  2. Click on Device Enrollment Program > Manage Devices.

  3. Provide either a list of Serial Numbers (separated with a comma) or an Order Number.

  4. At the “Choose Action” section make sure the first option is set to “Assign to Server”. At the “Choose MDM Server” field, you have to select the MDM server you’ve created earlier.

  5. Click the blue OK button.
    Within approximately 2 minutes, Jamf School will populate the Devices > DEP page with all the devices that have been assigned.

Defining a DEP Profile

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles > DEP Profiles.

  2. Select the type of profile you would like to create.
    A wizard will popup that’ll help you to create the DEP Profile.

  3. Complete the fields/selections that appear:

    • Name: a friendly name of the profile

    • Support phone number: a number provided to users during setup which they can call if help is required (optional)

    • Support department: the name of the department who is managing the devices (optional)

    • Set device name: rename the devices you enroll with DEP(optional)

    • Options:

      • Allow pairing with other computers: tick this box if you want the devices to be able to connect to other computers

      • Allow removal of the MDM profile: tick this box if you want users to be able to remove the Jamf School profile. This means you will no longer be able to manage the device!

    • Require authentication for enrollment: tick this box if you want to require authentication for the device enrollment to Jamf School.

      • Make authenticated user the device owner: tick this box if you want to make the authenticated user the owner of the device.

    • Enable Shared iPad: tick this box if you want to make use of the Shared iPad functionality. (note: when using the Shared iPad functionality step 9 will be unavailable)

      • Max. number of users: enter a number to set a maximum amount of users to use this Shared iPad. (optional) note: If the number is greater than the maximum possible number of users supported on the device, the device will be configured with the maximum possible number of users instead.

    • Skip: steps of the setup process to skip. They can be complete later if needed. Keep in mind:

      • An Apple ID must be associated to the device before any apps can be installed. If this step is skipped during setup, it must be completed later.

      • If you choose to skip the “Location Services” step, the device will not automatically set the date and time and will not be able to use “Find my iPad”.

  4. Click Save.
    It can take up to 5 minutes before the profile is actually pushed to new devices.

Assigning Profiles to Devices

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Devices > DEP.
    A list of devices that are associated with your DEP account should appear. It can take up to 2 minutes for new devices to show up in Jamf School.

  2. Select the checkboxes in front of the devices to select the devices you want to assign a DEP profile to. If you’ve selected all desired devices, click the Assign profile button.

  3. In the popup that appears, select the profile you want to assign to the selected devices.

  4. Click the blue Save button.
    The profile is now successfully assigned to the selected devices.

Note: Brand new devices will automatically receive the settings during the initial activation. Existing devices that are already set up should be reset. To do so, on the device navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings, and confirm by tapping Erase.

Removing a Profile from Devices

In the event that a device needs to be reset and managed under different conditions, the settings applied via Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) can be removed.

Note: Keep in mind that if the selected devices have already obtained a profile, this unassign has no effect until the devices are wiped and activated again.

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Devices > DEP.

  2. Select the checkboxes in front of the devices to select the devices you want to remove the profile from. If you’ve selected all desired devices, click on the Unassign profile button.

  3. Confirm by clicking the Save button.

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