5. Understanding Configuration Profile Structure

So now that you’ve had a detailed look at setting up configuration profiles using the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU), let’s examine the structure of a profile. This isn’t just as an abstract “I know more about profiles than everyone else” exercise. There’s actual value in knowing what’s going on inside those files.

For example, if you want to customize a profile when you don’t have the iPCU handy, knowing how the file is structured and how its data is stored allows you to modify it using almost any text editor. Or, you could automate updates to the configuration utility via various scripting implementations.

If you know the file structure and how the data is used and included, you have more ...

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