Create a Policy for MDC to activate APNS for iOS enrollment

This is an example of how to create a new policy for ESET Mobile Device Connector to activate APNS (Apple Push Notification Services) and iOS device Enrollment feature. This is required for iOS device Enrollment. Before configuring this policy, create a new APN certificate and have it signed by Apple on the Apple Push Certificates Portal so that it becomes a signed certificate or APNS Certificate. For step-by-step instructions see the APN certificate section.

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Enter a Name for this policy. The Description field is optional.

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Select ESET Remote Administrator Mobile Device Connector from the drop-down list.

validation-status-icon-warning IMPORTANT

If you installed MDM Server with All-in-One Installer (Not as a standalone and not as a component) the HTTPS certificate will be generated automatically during the installation. This only applies for ERA 6.5 Installer and later. For all the other cases you need to apply a custom HTTPS certificate. You can find more information annotated following step one of Mobile Device Management topic.

You can use the ERA certificate (signed by ERA CA) or your custom certificate.  You can also specify the date for Force certificate change. Check the tooltip next to this setting for more information.


Under General, go to Apple Push Notification Service and upload the APNS Certificate and a APNS Private Key.


Type your actual organization's name over the Organization string. This is used by the enrollment profile generator to include this information in the profile.


APNS Certificate (signed by Apple) - click the folder icon and browse for the APNS Certificate to upload it. (This is the file you downloaded from Apple Push Certificates Portal.)

APNS Private Key - click the folder icon and browse for the APNS Private Key to upload it. (This is the file you downloaded during APN/DEP Certificate creation.)


Diagnostics - Enable or disable the submission of anonymous crash report statistics to ESET for the improvement of customer experience.

Logging - Set the log verbosity to determine the level of information that will be collected and logged, from Trace (informational) to Fatal (most important critical information).

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Select the device that is hosting the MDM server the policy is targeted on.

Click Assign to display all Static and Dynamic Groups and their members. Select the Mobile Device Connector instance that you want to apply the policy on and click OK.

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Review the settings for this policy and click Finish.