Lesson 2: Apply a profile
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create a configuration profile that applies a setting to the client iPad. You’ll use the built-in user portal to install the configuration file.
You’ll also learn how to:
Create an app setting for an iOS device
Make it available for download
Install the profile on an iPad
Step 1. Open Profile Manager
Open the Server app to see the list of services available in OS X Server. Select Profile Manager, then turn on the service.
Find and click the link that opens the Profile Manager web app. Log in as an administrator on the server.
Step 2. Edit an existing profile
Make a profile that subscribes a device to Apple’s homepage.
Select Settings for Everyone, then click Edit.
Below iOS Settings, select Web Clips, then click Configure.
Step 3. Edit the web clip setting
Enter values for the following settings, then click OK:
Removable (iOS only)
Step 4. Save the profile
Click Save and confirm the changes to the profile.
Step 5. Install the profile
Using Safari on the iPad, navigate to the user portal. Enter the URL myserver.local/mydevices/.
Tap the Profiles tab, then tap the install button for “Profiles for Everyone.”
Click Install to continue installing the profile. Don’t worry about any trust warnings; in this case, they’re expected.
Step 6. Test your configuration
Go the iPad Home screen and see the web clip.