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Integrating Automated Device Enrollment with Miradore

Updated on November 26th, 2021

This article explains how you can connect your Apple Business/School Manager account with Miradore MDM and start using Apple's Automated Device Enrollment.

If you don't know what ADE means, please read What is Apple's Automated Device Enrollment.

See the video or check out the step-by-step instructions below the video.

How to enroll iOS devices with Apple Device Enrollment Program
  1. Unless you haven't already, enroll your organization in Apple Business Manager (ABM) or Apple School Manager (ASM, for educational institutions). Note that sometimes it may take several days for Apple to review the enrollment application.
  2. Link your Miradore site with the Apple Business or School Manager.
    • Go to System > Infrastructure diagram in Miradore. Hover your mouse cursor over the Apple Device Enrollment Program icon and click Configure. Then download the public key certificate file "dep-public-key.crt".
      How to start Apple Device Enrollment configuration in Miradore.
    • Log in to Apple Business or School Manager and go to Settings > Device management settings and click Add MDM Server.Device management settings in Apple Business Manager
    • Enter the name of your Miradore site to the MDM Server Info field and upload your public key certificate file in the MDM Server Settings field. Then Save the changes.Uploading public key certificate to Apple Business Manager
    • Download the MDM server token (a.k.a ADE/DEP authentication token) and then go back to Miradore.Downloading MDM server token from Apple Business Manager
    • Upload the ADE/DEP authentication token to Miradore. Note that the token will be valid for one year. After a year, you must renew the token.Uploading ADE token to Miradore
  3. Lastly, configure the default enrollment settings for the devices. Here you can, for example, configure whether your devices are placed in the Supervised mode or not. On the iOS/macOS Setup screens tab, you can specify which setup screens should be skipped when a user turns on an Apple device for the first time and sets it up. The Profile assignment method determines how the enrollment profile is deployed to your Apple devices. For more details, please read The enrollment profile for iOS and macOS.Enrollment profile configuration for Apple's Automated Device Enrollments.

How does Automated Device Enrollment work?

Automated Device Enrollment controls how your organization's Apple devices behave when users turn them on for the first time after unboxing or after a factory reset.

For example, you can select which steps the devices' Setup Assistant presents to the device users, and which apps or configurations should be automatically installed to the devices.

During the process, the devices will connect with the management solution and get automatically configured according to your preferences.

Thanks to automation, there's no need for IT to physically handle the devices.

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