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Using user-specific settings with configuration profiles

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Some configuration profiles can read and utilize user-specific settings from the User pages. This is particularly helpful when a configuration profile is mass-deployed to multiple devices at once, because it eliminates the need to create a dedicated configuration profile for each device separately.

The configuration profile types which can utilize the user-specific settings are:

  • Email (iOS)
  • Mail for Exchange (Android, iOS)
  • VPN (iOS)

The user-specific settings are managed at the different tabs of the User page. As we can see from the picture below, the user-specific settings include email accounts, Mail for Exchange accounts, VPN connections settings, and Proxy server connection settings. New settings can be added by using the Add account wizard, which is available in the Actions menu on the right.

 

If you want to learn more about the settings, you can find more information from the About user settings and attributes help page.

It is also possible to store multiple different sets of settings for each purpose. For example, you might want to save the user's email account for multiple different email services, or store settings for different VPN or Proxy connections.

 

The different accounts and/or connection settings are identified by their name. The name is also important, because that is shown in the wizard which is used to create the configuration profiles. This is demonstrated in detail in the last picture on this page.

In order to activate the use of the user-specific settings in a configuration profile, you need to enable the Use user-specific account settings field in the User settings tab in the applicable Configuration profile, and select the appropriate set of settings using the drop-down menu. The drop-down menu lists all different user-specific settings that are stored in Miradore Online.

 

If the drop-down menu is empty, it means that any user-specific settings of that type hasn't yet been saved into Miradore Online through the User forms.

More information:

About user settings and attributes

About configuration profiles

Creating a configuration profile


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