4. Creating Configuration Profiles

This is the “big” chapter for the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU), and for anyone who needs to perform extensive/advanced management of iOS devices. Configuration profiles are XML files that control the behavior of your iOS devices, restrict or allow specific features, and set up functions such as email and calendars. Once created, configuration profiles can be distributed via USB, email, or a web page.

You can also encrypt and sign a profile to restrict the devices it can be applied to, and password-protect it so that it cannot be removed short of wiping all the data on the device. Configuration profiles can be long and complicated, or kept simple and used only to point a device at a Mobile Device Management ...

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