Device Enrollment Program
The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy your corporate-owned Mac or iOS devices, whether purchased directly from Apple or through participating Apple Authorized Resellers.
The “Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment” action
The Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment action, included in the default set of Apple Configurator actions, will use the specified WiFi Configuration Profile to connect devices to WiFi and then initiate the DEP enrollment using the settings provided by your MDM.
Devices must be assigned to an MDM server using Apple School Manager or the Deployment Programs portal and have had enrollment settings specified by the MDM.
NOTE: If a device is configured to require enrollment the credentials must be provided otherwise the action will fail.
NOTE: If a device is configured not to require enrollment and credentials are provided they will be ignored.
Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment using Numbers Sheet*
IMPORTANT: * This action is not designed to be used with attachment workflows
The Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment using Numbers Sheet, available for download below, works in a similar way to the Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment action but uses a table from a Numbers document to provide directory credentials individually per device.
NOTE: If a device is not found in the specified Number Document it will be ignored. The ECID of devices not found will be written to the Console log.
NOTE: If an incorrect password is specified for a device the workflow will halt. Details on which device has failed can be found in the Console log:
As with the standard DEP action, in the Enrollment Settings box, select the WiFi profile file 1 to use as well as the Language 2 and Locale 3 for the enrolled devices.
In the Source Table box, select the Numbers document 4 containing the table, or select the checkbox 6 to indicate that the action should use the frontmost Numbers document at runtime. You can open the document by clicking the Open button 5
In the Column Names box, enter the names of the columns as they appear in the target spreadsheet: The column title for the serial number data 8 the column title for the username data 9 and the column title for the password data 10
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Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment SPC
To enable dynamic generation of the account password, a special version of the Prepare Devices using Automated Enrollment action is available for download, that contains an option enabling the use of workflow variables to dynamically retrieve or generate the password.
The use of an Automator variable in this scenario is described in detail below:
Assuming that you’ve already entered the value for the User Name in the action view, the steps for creating a dynamic workflow variable for the password are:
When the workflow is run, the script will be executed and its result will be used as the value for the password input field.
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