This article lists the most important step which have to be done to start the deployment of Sophos Central for mobile devices.
Applies to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s) Sophos Cloud Mobile
After you have successfully logged in, the first step you have to do is to upload an Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) certificate if you want to manage iOS devices.
An APNS certificate is required to enable the communication to your iOS devices. To create an APNS certificate an Apple ID is required. This Apple ID should not be a personal account of an employee as the certificate is bound to the ID which created it. It is recommended to use a corporate Apple ID for this purpose, creating one if required.
To create the certificate follow the steps below assuming you are logged in to Sophos Central.
If you have already created your Sophos Central users you can skip this step. If you are yet to create your Sophos Cloud Central do as follows:
3. Creating a new policy for mobile devices and users
Once you have added users, you can create your own policy for mobile devices. If no additional policy is created and assigned to your users / groups, the "Base Policy" will be applied automatically. Therefore, you can also skip this step if you want to use the "Base Policy" for testing purposes.
To create a new policy for mobile devices follow these steps:
4. Completing the device registration
To complete the device enrollment users are required to follow the steps described in the email sent by Sophos Central. This includes the download of the Sophos Mobile Control app which can be found in the App Store of the respective platform. Furthermore, all configuration you have defined in a policy assigned to that user are applied. If no additional policy was created the 'Base Policy' is applied. Once a user has successfully registered a device it will appear in the "Mobile Devices" view together with the user who has registered it. It will be named using the model name the device has reported. This can be changed afterwards.
See also Sophos Central Mobile - Frequently Asked Questions - 120777 Sophos Central Mobile - Available configuration settings for iOS devices - 120811
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