Device profiles ensure proper use of devices, protection of sensitive data, and workplace functionality. Profiles serve many different purposes, from letting you enforce corporate rules and procedures to tailoring and preparing devices for how they are used.

Credentials profiles deploy corporate certificates for user authentication to managed devices.

Configure the following options to apply credentials:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Apple iOS.
  2. Configure the profile's General settings as appropriate.

    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 Credentials profile and select Configure.
  4. Set the Credentials Source to Derived Credentials.


    If you have at least one Credential Source set to Derived Credential, you cannot add credential sources other than Derived Credentials to the Credentials profile.

  5. Select the Key Usage based on how the certificate is used. Choose Authentication, Signing, or Encryption. To add additional certificates, use the plus sign at the bottom of the profile window.

  6. Add a Wi-Fi, VPN, Email, or other payload with which you want to associate the Derived Credential. Select the appropriate certificate just like with other credential sources.

    If you are configuring multiple payloads, create additional profiles instead of one profile containing multiple payloads and multiple Derived Credentials.

  7. Select Save and Publish. The profile displays as pending in the Profiles List View.

At this point, end users will install and configure the VMware PIV-D Manager on their iOS device and the device profile are pushed down and installed on the managed iOS device. For more information, see Application Management.