Obtain the MDM profile to prepare to sideload devices.

Do this by using Apple Configurator functionality to generate an enrollment profile for the desired organization group. Then, enroll devices using the MDM profile for standard or advanced staging. Last, download the AirWatch Agent to complete enrollment and authenticate devices.

To configure an enrollment profile:

  1. Configure a Staging user account in the AirWatch Console, if you have not already. This can be a Basic user account you manually create or a Directory user account that is enabled with staging. If configuring Multi-user staging for macOS devices, then choose a Directory user account.

  2. Navigate to Devices > Device Settings > Devices & Users > Apple > Apple Configurator.

  1. Select Enabled for Automated Enrollment. You may need to Override the current organization group to do this.
  2. Choose macOS as the Platform.
  3. Select the Staging Mode drop-down menu.
    • Single user device – Stage the device for one user.
    • Multi-user device – Stage the device for multiple users.
  4. Choose the Default Staging User.
    • Only staging users are available as Default Enrollment User options. Later, when staging is completed, the user's device details are updated in the AirWatch Console and the device is associated with that end user.
  5. Select Save and Copy URL > OK to save the .mobileconfig file that includes the name of the organization group.

  6. Select Export to export the .mobileconfig file. This profile is needed when staging devices.
  7. Navigate to Groups & Settings ► All Settings ► Devices & Users ► Apple ► Apple macOS ► Agent Application and select Download Agent Download to install the AirWatch Agent.
  8. Enroll using a local account and install the AirWatch Agent. At this time, all profiles are pushed to the device.
  9. Distribute the device to the end user. The end user must log in from the device's Login Window to complete the staging process.