Profiles (Apple)

Apple Configuration Profiles are files that contain settings and restrictions to manage and configure Apple devices. These profiles are created and distributed by administrators or IT departments to enforce specific configurations, policies, and restrictions on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS devices. Configuration profiles can be used to control various aspects of device settings, including network configurations, security policies, app restrictions, email and VPN settings, and more. These profiles can be deployed over-the-air (OTA) or installed manually on devices, allowing organizations to maintain consistent settings and manage devices efficiently. Apple Configuration Profiles provide a flexible and centralized way to manage and customize the behavior of Apple devices in various deployment scenarios.

Background Login Items Notification Suppression (macOS Ventura+)

What

macOS 13 Ventura includes new functionality in the new System Settings app to control services like LaunchAgents and LaunchDaemons — Apple is (confusingly) calling this Login Items (found in Settings->General). By default, Apple has chosen to display notifications to the user when these items are installed.

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When/Why

As a system administrator, you may not want these to display for your users. The example profile from this article will suppress notifications like this.

How

Download the attached Fileset and assign it to your MDM-enrolled macOS Ventura devices.

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Application Bundle IDs in Apple Profiles

What

Some profile types require an Application Bundle Identifier to be supplied to the Profile.  In some instances this may be added automatically.  Examples of Profiles that require Application Bundle IDs are:

When/Why

Perhaps it would be desirable to create a Profile to preset Notification options for Teams or maybe choose where in the Home Screen Teams is located.

HOW

Search & Create Payload

Taking Notifications as an example, choosing to create a Notifications Payload, a Search box pops up:

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Using Microsoft Teams as an example, the search may provide the following output: