Profiles are the primary means by which you can manage devices. Configure profiles so your Windows Phone devices remain secure and can access your data.
You can think of profiles as the settings and rules that, when combined with compliance policies, help you enforce corporate rules and procedures. They contain the settings, configurations, and restrictions that you want to enforce on devices.
The individual settings you configure, such as the settings for Wi-Fi, VPN, and passcodes, are called payloads. Consider associating only one payload per profile. Create multiple profiles for the different settings you want to establish.
Some device profiles configure the settings for accessing a Windows Phone device. Use these profiles to ensure that access to a device is limited only to authorized users.
Some examples of device access profiles include:
- Secure a device with a Passcode profile. For more information, see Configure a Passcode Profile (Windows Phone)
- Configure the native Passport functionality. For more information, see Configure a Passport for Work Profile (Windows Phone)
- Configure how the device home screen looks and control access to apps and settings. For more information, see Configure an Assigned Access Profile (Windows Phone).
Ensure that your Windows Phone devices remain secure through device profiles. These profiles configure the native Windows security features or configure corporate security settings on a device through AirWatch.
Some examples of device security profiles include:
- Use a Wi-Fi profile to connect enrolled devices to your corporate Wi-Fi without sending the network credentials to users. For more information, see Configure Wi-Fi Payloads (Windows Phone).
- Keep corporate data secure with the Data Protection profile. For more information, see Data Protection Profile (Windows Phone).
- Ensure access to internal resources for your devices with the VPN profile. For more information, see VPN Profile (Windows Phone).
Configure the various settings of your Windows Phone devices with the configuration profiles. These profiles configure the device settings to meet your business needs.
Some examples of device configuration profiles include:
- Set up an Exchange account on a device with an Exchange ActiveSync profile. For more information, see Exchange ActiveSync Profiles (Windows Phone).
- Restrict what applications can install on a device with the Application Control profile. For more information, see Configure Application Control (Windows Phone).