Importing Mac configuration profiles

Apple's OS X server Profile Manager lets you create Mac configuration profiles for your Mac devices that can be imported into Modern Device Management. Each profile is an XML file with a .mobileconfig file extension that defines device settings, such as wireless network and VPN configurations. For more information on Profile Manager, see

Once you use Profile Manager to create a configuration profile, you can use Endpoint Manager agent configurations or agent settings to deploy that configuration profile to other managed Mac devices. You can also directly create and edit Apple configuration profiles from Tools > Configuration > Agent settings for these Mac device types:

  • Mac Profiles > macOS configuration
  • Mac Profiles > macOS device configuration
  • Mobility > iOS configuration
  • tvOS configuration

Configuration profiles may be applied to provisioning templates to define actions as part of the process of reimaging and setting up a device. If you're unfamiliar with the provisioning process, we recommend using our default configurations. These are designed with predefined actions including erasing the device partition, installing the OS files, installing Ivanti® Endpoint Manager, rebooting, and installing mapped software. All you need to do to begin using these configurations is fill in the blanks associated with each action.

If your Mac configuration profile uses a self-signed trust certificate, make sure you deploy that certificate before deploying other configuration profiles.