Using Apple device registration

The Apple Device Enrollment Program is a service provided by Apple. It is designed to help businesses and education institutions easily deploy and manage iPads, iPhones, and Macs. It provides a fast, streamlined way to deploy company owned iPad and iPhone devices and Mac computers that your IT department purchased directly from Apple.

If you have a device assigned to the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) registering the device is a two-part process:

  • First, you register the device in the Apple DEP program.
  • Second, you use the Centrify application to register the device in the Privileged Access Service.

The first procedure depends upon how your IT department configured the device. However, it does have the following basic steps:

  1. Set up the device communications.

    The device will need to connect to the Apple server. Your IT department will provide the information you need.

  2. Enter your login user name and password.

    This may be the user name and password you use to log in to your network or another set of credentials. Your IT department will provide these to you too.

  3. Perform the initial configuration tasks.

    These vary depending upon your organization’s security policies and can include prompts, for example, to setup a passcode, enable or disable location tracking, or set up Siri.

After you have completed the initial configuration tasks, the Centrify application and the Company Apps applications are automatically installed on your home screen. To perform the second registration piece—registering the device in the Privileged Access Service—see Registering an iOS device and using the Centrify application.