Enroll in Catalina, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13 with User Enrollment, and More

John Sutcliffe | 11/14/2019

Several new features and enhancements to workflows are being added to the next release of Addigy! Here’s what’s coming in this release:

  • Support for Catalina, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13 User Enrollment (BYOD)
  • Support for User Channel Configuration Profiles via GoLive
  • Updates and Additions to Automated Device Enrollment (DEP)
  • Minor Fixes to Privacy Preference Policy Control (PPPC)

Support for Catalina and iOS 13 User Enrollment (BYOD)

With the releases of macOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, and iPadOS 13 this fall, Apple introduced a new enrollment method for devices in support of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) called User Enrollment. User Enrollment is designed with a focus on end user privacy while still giving organizations a level of security they are comfortable with. This allows user owned devices to access corporate information and networks and protect personal data. You can learn more about User Enrollment from this Apple WWDC presentation “What’s New in Managing Apple Devices”. 

User Enrollment can be configured on the Addigy Add Devices page. Once a device is enrolled via User Enrollment, Apps (VPP) and MDM Configurations can be deployed via GoLive. In a future release, Addigy will add the ability for BYOD devices to be enrolled via Policy. More information about User Enrollment can be found in this knowledge base article

Support for User Channel Configuration Profiles via GoLive

In addition to the new User Enrollment option, we have also added support for User Channel Configuration Profiles via GoLive. Within GoLive, an Addigy administrator can choose to deploy an MDM configuration to all users that reside on that device or can choose a specific user. There are a few requirements to take advantage of this new feature and not all MDM configurations support this new delivery method. To learn more about User Channel profiles, check out these links:

Updates and Additions to Automated Device Enrollment (DEP)

While we were updating Add Devices with a new enrollment method, we couldn’t leave Automated Device Enrollment feeling left out. So we added Automated Device Enrollment settings to the Add Devices page! You no longer need to go to a policy to change one skip setting on that Automated Device Enrollment setup. We have also organized the skip settings by their supported operating system and added a Skip All and Skip None toggle. We hope these improvements to UI and workflows assist in onboarding devices.

Minor Fixes to Privacy Preference Policy Control (PPPC)

With the release of macOS 10.15 Catalina, some keys are not respected by macOS Mojave (10.14) that are required for Catalina in the Privacy Preference Policy Control (PPPC) profile. We have made changes to how we generate the profile in respect to these operating systems. Going forward, PPPC payloads are being deployed with a flag enabled that allows for the managed device to ignore unsupported PPPC options.

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