Installing via Kaspersky Security Center

17 July 2024

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The iOS MDM profile is installed to the mobile devices of users whose user accounts have been added in Kaspersky Security Center. For more details about user accounts in Kaspersky Security Center, please refer to Kaspersky Security Center help.

To install an iOS MDM profile:

  1. In the console tree, select the Mobile Device ManagementMobile devices folder.
  2. In the workspace of the Mobile devices folder, click the Add mobile device button.

    This starts the New Mobile Device Connection Wizard. Follow the instructions of the Wizard.

  3. In the Operating system window of the Wizard, select iOS.
  4. In the iOS MDM device protection method window of the Wizard, select Use iOS MDM profile of iOS MDM Server and specify the iOS MDM profile from the list.
  5. In the Select users window of the Wizard, select one or several users for installation of the iOS MDM profile to their mobile devices.

    If the user is not in the list, you can add a new user account without exiting the New Mobile Device Connection Wizard.

  6. In the Certificate source window of the Wizard, select the source of the certificate for protection of data transfer between the mobile device and Kaspersky Security Center:
    • Issue certificate through Administration Server tools. In this case, the certificate will be created automatically.
    • Specify certificate file. In this case, your own certificate must be prepared ahead of time and then selected in the window of the Wizard. This option cannot be used if you want to install the iOS MDM profile to several mobile devices. A separate certificate must be created for each user.
  7. In the User notification method window of the Wizard, select the channel used to forward the app installation link:
    • To send the link by email, select Send link to iOS MDM profile and configure the settings in the By email section. Make sure that the email address is specified in the settings of user accounts.
    • To send the link by SMS message, select Send link to iOS MDM profile and configure the settings in the By SMS section. Make sure that the phone number is specified in the settings of user accounts.
    • To install the iOS MDM profile using a QR code, select Show link to installation package and scan the QR code using the camera of the mobile device.
    • If none of the listed methods are suitable for you, select Show link to installation package Copy to copy the iOS MDM profile installation link to the clipboard. Use any available method to deliver the app installation link.
  8. Finish the New Mobile Device Connection Wizard.

After installing the iOS MDM profile to users' mobile devices, you will be able to configure the app settings by using group policies. You will also be able to send commands to mobile devices for data protection in case devices are lost or stolen.

On mobile devices running iOS 12.1 or later, you must manually confirm installation of an iOS MDM profile on the mobile device. You must also grant permission for remote management of the device.

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