Device Enrollment iOS with DEP
The Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) is Apple's new method for enrolling corporate iOS devices. With DEP you can enroll the iOS devices without any direct contact with the device and also with minimal interaction from the user. The Apple DEP enrollment provides administrators the option to customize the complete device setup process. It also provides the option to prevent users from removing the MDM profile from the device. You can enroll your existing iOS devices (if they meet the iOS devices DEP requirements) and all iOS devices that you will buy in the future. For further information about Apple DEP see the Apple DEP Guide and Apple DEP Documentation.
Connect your ERA MDM Server with Apple DEP server:
1.Verify that all Apple DEP Requirements are met for both account requirements and device requirements.
oThe program is only available in certain countries. Visit the Apple DEP webpage to see if DEP is available in your country.
oDetailed DEP device requirements can be found here.
2.Log in to your Apple DEP Account (If you do not have an Apple DEP account you can create one here).
3.From the Device Enrollment Program section on the left side select Manage Servers.
4.Click Add MDM Server to open the Add MDM Server window.
5.Enter your MDM Server Name, for example: "ERA MDM Server," and then click Next.
7.Now you can download your Apple DEP Token. This file will be uploaded into the ERA MDC policy under Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) -> Upload authorization token.
Add iOS Device into Apple DEP:
The next step is to assign iOS devices to your virtual MDM Server inside Apple DEP portal. You can assign your iOS devices by serial number, order number or by uploading a list of Serial numbers for target devices in CSV format. Either way, you must Assign the iOS device to the virtual MDM Server (you created in the previous steps).
After that you can leave the Apple DEP portal and continue in ERA Web Console.
In order to complete the enrollment process you need to upload the APNS certificate into the MDC Policy that will be assigned to the MDM Server. (This MDC Policy will fulfill the role of MDM Server Settings).