A network profile allows devices connect to corporate networks, even if they are hidden, encrypted, or password protected. This can be useful for end users who travel and use their own unique wireless network or to end users in an office setting where they need to automatically connect their devices to a wireless on-site.

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles and select Add. Select Apple macOS, and then select whether this profile will apply to only the enrollment user on the device ( User Profile), or the entire device ( Device Profile).
  2. Configure the profile's General settings.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  3. Select the Network payload.
  4. Choose to configure Wi-Fi or Ethernet settings.

    Setting Description
    Network Interface Choose to connect to connect to network using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
    Service Set Identifier Enter the name of the network to which the device connects.
    Hidden network This allows a connection to network that is not open or broadcasting.
    Auto-Join This determines whether the device automatically connects to the network.
    Security Type

    Choose the method for connection encryption to the wireless network.

    Use as login window configuration Allow the user to authenticate to the network at login. This option appears when WiFi and Security Type is Enterprise This option also appears when Ethernet is selected.

    Choose protocols for network access.

    • This option appears when WiFi and Security Type is any of the Enterprise choices. This option also appears when Ethernet is selected.
    Password Enter the password required to join the Wi-Fi network.
  5. Configure Authentication settings that vary by protocol including but not limited to:

    Setting Description
    Use as Login Window Configuration For Device Profiles only. Select this if any enterprise protocols were selected for the network. Allow authentication with the target machine's directory credentials.
    Username Enter the username for the account.
    User Per-Connection Password Request the password during the connection and send with authentication
    Password Enter the password for the connection.
    Identity Certificate Select the certificate for authentication.
    Inner identity Select the inner identification method.
    Outer identity Select the external authentication method.
  6. Enter the name(s) of server certificates.

  7. Select Allow Trust Exceptions to enable the end user to make trust decisions.
  8. Select Save & Publish when you are finished to push the profile to devices.