S/MIME (Secure Multi-Purpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a secure method of sending email. This protocol allows to encrypt emails and digitally sign them, thus allowing the receiver to be certain that the message received is exact and has been sent by a specific sender.

For more information about S/MIME encryption, see the following KB article:  https://support.air-watch.com/articles/115001675728.

Configure the below settings to enable S/MIME and deploy it on devices through profiles.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.
Setting Description
Retain S/MIME Certificate Select to retain and enable S/MIME certificate deployment through the profile.
Temporary S/MIME Retention Period (hours) Enter time (in hours) to retain the S/MIME certificate only for a limited duration.
  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.