Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Zero-touch deployment, part of Mobile Device Management with Meraki: Managing iPads.
- [Voiceover] With all of our hard work on the back end done, now we get to see the effect of all of that work on a new iPad that is fresh, out of the box, straight from Apple manufacturing. This is a device enrollment program enabled iPad. Here's the box we got from Apple, and as we arrived here at lynda.com with this device, this did not get opened until we were done recording. Here is our iPad, out of the box, and ready to be turned on for the first time.
As we turn it on, you see exactly what you would normally see on an iPad that you had gotten from retail or from anywhere else. You'll see your hello screen, your language selection, and your location information. You're selecting your country or region just like you normally would. Now we come to a very important stage. If you followed our instructions and set up an open WiFi network, it would look like the one that's named Rencone here in our video. When you select it, it will simply go to the network, put a checkmark there, and click next.
If you don't have an open network, then your network will look more like this where you have to tap on it, and then enter a password. When you enter a successful password, you'll turn on the network, and it will immediately go over to activation for the iPad. Then you can proceed with the location services set up, or whatever set up assistance screens you told the system your iPad should go through. Note here it says CorkQuick will automatically configure your iPad.
This is because we entered the name CorkQuick, my company, into Meraki whenever we were managing this. Your users can always tap on about configurations, and it will pull up information about the configuration that's being managed on the iPad. Note that there is no opportunity for them to opt out of management. We have required management, and it will be in place regardless of what happens next. Tap next when you're ready, and then wait while the system installs configurations from our management system.
When your user is going through this set up assistance on their own, this is where they will enter their individual user Apple ID. This is the Apple ID that will be used for things like iCloud, the App Store, and the iTunes store. For user based app assignment, this is the Apple ID that will be assigned apps when invitations are accepted by the user from your MDM solution. If your user sees this screen whenever they're setting up their iPad, it is because they have two factor authentication turned on.
They will need to send the code to the device, and when they do, they'll receive that code and enter it on the following screen. They do not need to worry about protecting that code. It is a one time only use code that is worthless after it is used the first time. Note, your other device needs to be connected up to either WiFi or to the cell network in order to receive that code from Apple. If you fail to get the code the first time, you can always tap the button to send a new code. Apple will send the device another code, and then you can use that code to do the verification process.
When you've successfully received the code, enter it on your iPad. Then agree to the terms and conditions presented. In the next step, Apple will ask you if you want to use iCloud. You definitely do want to use iCloud, and if you selected iCloud, Find my iPad will be automatically enabled. It will then ask you if you wish to use messaging and Facetime with the Apple IDs you've set up. Go ahead and hit next.
And if you wish to set up touch ID on devices that support it, you can set up touch ID now. We're going to set up touch ID later so we don't have to go through that process here in our video. The last step here is to create a passcode. I would recommend that you have your users set up a passcode, but be sure that they write it down some place so that it can be recovered later. If you don't trust your users to create a passcode that they can remember, ask them to not add a passcode.
When you go to the next screen, they'll ask if you wish to use Siri, which I recommend. Whether or not you wish to send diagnostics to Apple, and third party application vendors which I also think is a good idea, and then click the get started button to get started. This takes you directly to the iPad homescreen. In the next movie we'll look at how this iPad reacts to it's first start up at the homescreen.
The first steps involve preparation: purchase planning, Apple enrollment, and expanding your Wi-Fi network to serve a large number of new mobile devices. Sean then reviews the merits of different MDM software. He shows how to configure push notifications, set up profiles that control iOS functionality, and shows you how to find and install apps. He then examines the setup process from the user's perspective and explores alternatives to mobile device management, such as app-less deployment and a simple hands-off approach to device management.
- Planning purchases
- Purchasing Apple equipment for the Device Enrollment Program (DEP)
- Enrolling in DEP
- Planning to increase Wi-Fi capacity and coverage
- Setting up Meraki
- Linking devices to MDM
- Creating and configuring MDM profiles
- Setting up an iPad that's been zero-touch deployed
- Examining alternatives to MDM