Create a Configuration Profile using a Third-party Tool

There are a range of third-party resources and tools available to create Apple configuration policies, including Apple Configurator 2.

After you generate a configuration profile, you can upload its .mobileconfig file to the Dashboard. Depending on the payload and selection, profiles may be supported on both macOS and iOS devices.

Although you can create a configuration profile containing all the required payloads, to minimize potential issues we recommend creating separate profiles based on functionality, or for frequently and infrequently changed settings. Creating separate profiles ensures that changes to one payload does not inadvertently affect another.