Creating a User Profile for macOS
User Profiles are typically used to control settings that apply to the enrolled user. User profiles can include items such as Email configurations, web clips (URL shortcuts), credentials (certificates), and content filtering settings. In this exercise, we create restrictions for system preferences panes for the enrolled user on this machine.
1. Add a macOS User Profile
- Select Add.
- Select Add Profile.
1.1. Select Profile Platform
Select Click on the macOS icon.
1.2. Select the Profile Context
Select the User Profile icon.
2. Profile General Settings
Configure the profile as follows:
- Click on General if it is not already selected.
macOS User Dockin the Name text box.
- Ensure the assignment type is set to Auto.
- Click in the Assigned Groups field. This will pop-up the list of created Assignment Groups. Enter
All Devicesand select the All Devices ([email protected]) Group.
Note: You do not need to click Save or Save & Publish at this point. This interface allows you to move around to different payload configuration screens before saving.
3. Select the Dock Payload
- Select Dock
- Click the Configure button.
3.1. Configure the Dock Payload
- Change the Dock Size to be smaller
- Change the Dock Position to Left
3.2. Save & Publish
Click Save & Publish
4. Publish the User Profile
Select the Publish button.
5. Verify the User Profile
You should now see your macOS User Dock User Profile within the List of the Profiles window.
Note: If you need to edit the Profile, this is where you would return in order to do so.
6. Validate Applied Profile
Validate the Dock has changed size and moved to the left side of the screen.