You can add a compliance profile, which is a hybrid of a compliance policy and a device profile, joining the best of these two features together. Adding a compliance profile is a two part process: 1) make a device profile and 2) assign it as an 'action' in a compliance policy.

Compliance profiles are created and saved in the same manner as Auto and Optional device profiles.


  1. Navigate to Resources > Profiles & Baselines > Profiles, then select Add, then Add Profile, then select a platform.
  2. Select a Name for your compliance profile that you can recognize later.
  3. In the General profile tab, select 'Compliance' in the Assignment Type drop-down setting.
  4. Complete the remaining General and Payload settings.
  5. When finished, select Save & Publish.
  6. Select this profile in your compliance policy.
  7. Navigate to Devices > Compliance Policies > List View and select Add, then select a platform.
  8. Define the Rules and select Next.
  9. In the Actions tab, make the following selections.
    1. Set the first drop-down menu to 'Profile'.
    2. Set the second drop-down menu to 'Install Compliance Profile'.
    3. Set the third drop-down menu to the device profile you named.
  10. Select Next and proceed configuring the remaining settings including Assignment and Summary tabs.
  11. Save the compliance policy by selecting Finish or Finish and Activate.

What to do next

For step-by-step instructions on completing a device profile, see Add General Profile Settings.

For step-by-step instructions on completing a compliance policy, see Add a Compliance Policy.