Menu path: Structure tree > Profiles

In this area, you can manage profiles. Profiles are predefined configurations that can be assigned globally to managed devices via the Universal Management Suite.

When Is It a Good Idea to Use Profiles?

You can achieve the following using profiles:

  • Setting identical configurations for a number of devices
  • Defining different usage scenarios for devices (or groups of devices) in an abstract manner.
  • Significantly reducing administrative outlay.
  • Reducing configuration options on the device.

You have the option of creating directories for saving profiles and can add, delete, and change the profiles in this part of the structure.

Information on a profile is shown in the content panel.

UMS profiles can be compared with policies in the structure of Microsoft Active Directory (AD). The directories that are grouped and managed via the devices correspond to the organizational units in the AD.

The following profile types exist:

ICON Profil

Standard profiles can be assigned to devices directly or indirectly via directories. A device can receive its settings from a number of directly or indirectly assigned profiles. During the assignment process, the profile settings overwrite the settings configured directly on the device. See Effectiveness of Settings.

If you use Shared Workplace, you have the option of assigning profiles to users. Profiles assigned to users have a higher priority than profiles assigned to devices. See Order of Effectiveness of Profiles in Shared Workplace and Prioritization of Profiles.

ICON Templateprofil

Template profiles are profiles where one or more settings are set via variables. These values are determined dynamically. Standard and master profiles can thus be used and combined even more flexibly. See the Template Profiles chapter.

If you deploy Shared Workplace, notice that template profiles cannot be used.

ICON Masterprofil

Master profiles can overwrite the settings of standard profiles and have their own authorizations, see Master Profiles. The order of effectiveness is exactly the opposite of what it is for the standard profiles. See Order of Effectiveness of Master Profiles.

Mobile-device profiles are used for configuring mobile devices with the UMS add-on Mobile Device Management Essentials. See Creating Mobile Device Profiles.

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Managing Profiles