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Add support for .mobileconfig files on iOS devices and emulators

My UseCase is:

1. Upload a mobile config file on the ipad
2. Open different websites and verify if its blocked or accessible as per the .mobileconfig details

About the .mobileconfig file:

This file will contain all the configurations you want for your users iPhones.The mobileconfig file extension is associated with Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. The mobileconfig files are used to customize various configurations and to switch them, whenever the user needs to or to provide access to certain services.

Configuration of mobile Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone can be done using pre-cooked configuration files. These files are generated by the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU), which spits out an XML file with the extension .mobileconfig. Such a file can then be put up a web site so that users can download it to apply a certain so-called profile, which will be listed in the Settings/General panel on the device.

These MobileConfiguration files can contain device security policies and restrictions, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, email and calendar accounts, and authentication credentials that permit iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to work with certain enterprise systems. The mobileconfig files can also be encrypted.

The Configuration Utility saves the mobileconfig files, which is may be sent to an email account attached to the users iPhone or iPod Touch. After that, the user can open the attachment in mail and is prompted to install it.

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  • Feb 13 2017
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  • Guest commented
    15 Feb, 2017 05:24am

    Feature request for supporting '.mobileconfig' in emulators and simulators as well

  • Guest commented
    14 Feb, 2017 05:53am

    My UseCase is:

    1. Upload a mobile config file on the ipad
    2. Open different websites and verify if its blocked or accessible as per the .mobileconfig details

    About the .mobileconfig file:

    This file will contain all the configurations you want for your users iPhones.The mobileconfig file extension is associated with Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. The mobileconfig files are used to customize various configurations and to switch them, whenever the user needs to or to provide access to certain services.

    Configuration of mobile Apple devices such as the iPad and iPhone can be done using pre-cooked configuration files. These files are generated by the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU), which spits out an XML file with the extension .mobileconfig. Such a file can then be put up a web site so that users can download it to apply a certain so-called profile, which will be listed in the Settings/General panel on the device.

    These MobileConfiguration files can contain device security policies and restrictions, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, email and calendar accounts, and authentication credentials that permit iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to work with certain enterprise systems. The mobileconfig files can also be encrypted.

    The Configuration Utility saves the mobileconfig files, which is may be sent to an email account attached to the users iPhone or iPod Touch. After that, the user can open the attachment in mail and is prompted to install it.

    Thanks,
    Amol A. Mithari