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Instant Apple Configurator How-to

Book Description

Gain full control and complete security when managing mobile iOS devices in mass deployments

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

  • Configure group settings to personalize and secure your devices

  • Deploy multiple profiles

  • Upload and manage mass applications swiftly and easily

In Detail

The Apple configurator is an incredible piece of software which grants full control in mobile device management, but on a larger scale. The popularity of people taking their own devices to work has grown tremendously. However, valued professional and personal information is at risk, through loss, theft, or hacking.

Instant Apple Configurator How-to is a hands-on guide that eliminates any worries that are associated with the deployment and security of iOS devices. This book provides practical, quick win solutions to combat these issues, with clear, concise, and informative examples providing solutions to secure, remote wipe, and encrypt devices. The book will further explore how to personalize iOS devices for configuration and deployment.

With the Instant Apple Configurator How-to, learn to build profiles with customised control settings, with examples on how to capture device information and use console logs for added protection. You will become skilled at tracking and installing provisional profiles for greater security. We will also explore developing workflows for successful deployment, installing software and applications whilst managing files on iOS devices, and how to deploy enrolment profiles for mobile device management solutions en masse. If you are looking for a complete guide that provides simple solutions to complex problems, look no further.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant Apple Configurator How-to
    1. Instant Apple Configurator How-to
    2. Credits
    3. About the Authors
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. Instant Apple Configurator How-to
      1. Signing up for an Apple ID (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Bulk account creation
          2. Removing credit card information from an Apple ID
          3. Finding the Apple ID for purchased apps
      2. Installing Apple Configurator (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Before you click, prepare…
      3. Configuring the Apple Configurator preferences (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Apple ID association
      4. Migrating existing profiles into Apple Configurator (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Enrolling in Mobile Device Management
      5. Deciding whether to prepare, supervise, or assign (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
      6. Creating a cart workflow (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      7. Leveraging Configurator in a one-to-one environment (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. One-to-one for elementary schools
      8. Checking out devices (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      9. Creating a device backup (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Device activation
          2. Naming conventions
      10. Restoring a device backup (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. iOS 5 versus iOS 6
          2. Backing up Apple Configurator
      11. Understanding profiles (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Profiles and OS X
          2. Viewing profiles from iOS
      12. Building a profile (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Empty fields
      13. Exploring all profiles (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Multiple instances and removing payload entries
      14. Exporting profiles (Must know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Signatures
      15. Creating auto enrollment profiles (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Mobile Device Management providers
      16. Purchasing applications through the VPP (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Countries without VPP
      17. Importing applications (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Managing the VPP code spreadsheet
      18. Deploying applications on prepared devices (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
        4. There's more...
          1. Apple IDs
      19. Deploying applications on managed devices (Become an expert)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. There's more...
          1. Device supervision and assignment
      20. Adding files to devices (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works…
      21. Importing files back to the computer (Should know)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it…
        3. How it works...