Create and apply a mobile device management profile

Important Update: Please read our release note about important updates and limited functionality of our Mobile Device Management solution with the launch of our new Device Management for Apple (DMA). We recommend you enroll your iOS devices with DMA. Read more about migrating from MDM to DMA.

Mobile Device Management profiles are used to apply configuration settings to multiple devices for easier control of mobile devices. Applying Profiles to mobile devices saves time in being able to modify settings for a number of devices instead of having to do so on an individual basis.

There are seven types of profiles you can configure for mobile devices. For details on each of the profile configurations, see Mobile device profile properties.

Profile Description
Credentials Provides device authentication through two different types of certificates: Trusted Certificate or Personal Identity. The certificate type is determined by the certificate file selected. Mobile devices can use X.509 certificates with RSA keys.
Email Configure POP or IMAP email accounts for iOS devices only. Mobile devices support industry-standard IMAP4 and POP3 mail solutions on a range of server platforms including macOS, Windows, UNIX, and Linux.
Exchange Configure the user's properties for Microsoft Exchange servers on iOS devices only. Create a profile for a specific user by configuring the user name, host name, and email address. Configure just the host name to prompt users to configure the other properties when they install the profile on their mobile device.
Passcode Configure device policies when Microsoft Exchange passcode policies are not being used. When the passcode profile is installed, the user is immediately required to enter a passcode that meets the configured. Without a valid passcode, the profile will not be installed.

Enables you to restrict users from performing or using functions and features of the devices.


Configure virtual private network settings for connecting mobile devices to your network.

The properties configured in a VPN Profile cannot be modified by the mobile device user.

WiFi Configure the WiFi connection credentials to enable mobile devices connect to wireless networks.
  1. Click ConfigurationMobile DevicesProfiles.
  2. Click Add and select a profile type.
  3. Configure the properties of the Profile as required and click Save.

Apply the profiles to a mobile device.

  1. Click ViewsAll DevicesMobile Devices and click the check box for a device.
  2. Click Apply Profile and select the profile type.
  3. Select the profile and click Add.

N-able N-central applies the profile to the device.