The Custom Settings payload can be used when Apple releases new functionality or features that Workspace ONE UEM does not currently support through its native payloads. If you do not want to wait for the newest release of Workspace ONE UEM to be able to control these settings, you can use the Custom Settings payload and XML code to manually enable or disable certain settings.

You can create a "test" organization group to avoid affecting users before you are ready to save and publish the new settings. Also, any device not upgraded to the latest macOS version ignores the enhancements you create. Since the code is now customized, test the profile devices with older macOS versions to verify expected behavior.

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile. Select Apple macOS > macOS.

  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. Configure the appropriate payload (for example, Restrictions or Passcode).

  1. Save, but do not publish, your profile.

  2. Select the profile using the radio button next to the profile name. Menu buttons appear about the Profile Details.

  3. Select View XML from the actions menu for the row of the profile you want to customize.

  4. Find and copy the section of text starting with <dict> ... </dict> that you configured previously. See Restrictions or Passcode as an example. The section contains a configuration type identifying its purpose, such as Restrictions.
  5. Navigate back to Custom Settings profile and paste the XML you copied in the text box. The XML code you paste should contain the complete block of code, from <dict> to </dict>.
  6. Remove the original payload you configured by selecting the base payload section, for example, Restrictions, Passcode and selecting the minus [-] button. You can now enhance the profile by adding custom XML code for the new functionality.