18. Wireless Distribution Using Mobile Device Management

Chapter 17 looked at simple wireless app distribution using just a web server, but that method has some issues. First, the users have to do most of the work: going to the website, downloading the apps, and installing them. Second, it’s hard for you to determine if the app was installed. Although Mobile Device Management (MDM) doesn’t solve every app distribution problem, it does make managing apps easier, as you’ll see in this chapter. (As always, all examples use Casper by JAMF.)

Performing the Initial Setup

MDM doesn’t make all your prerequisites disappear. You’ll still need an iOS Developer Enterprise account; you’ll still need provisioning profiles, and so on. But, MDM does simplify ...

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