Device passcode profiles secure iOS devices and their content. Configure several settings as part of a passcode payload to enforce device passcodes based on your users' needs.

To create a passcode profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add. Select Apple iOS.
  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 Passcode payload from the list.
  4. Configure Passcode settings, including:

    Setting

    Description

    Require passcode on device Enable mandatory passcode protection.
    Allow simple value Allow the end user to apply a simple numeric passcode.
    Require Alphanumeric Value Restrict the end user from using spaces or non-alphanumeric characters in their passcode.
    Minimum Passcode Length Select the minimum number of characters required in the passcode.
    Minimum number of complex characters Select the minimum number of complex characters (#, $,! , @) a passcode required.
    Maximum Passcode Age (days) Select the maximum number of days the passcode can be active.
    Auto-lock (min) Select the amount of time the device can be idle before the screen is locked automatically.
    Passcode History Select the number of passcodes to store in history that an end user cannot repeat.
    Grace period for the device lock (min)

    Select an amount of time in minutes that must pass while a device is locked before an end user must reenter their passcode.

    Maximum Number of Failed Attempts Select the number of attempts allowed. If the end user enters an incorrect passcode that many times, the device performs a factory reset.
  5. Select Save & Publish.