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Device Management Profile for Mac

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Information Technology provides a device management (DM) profile to secure and manage Apple Macintosh (macOS) systems.  The Mac DM Profile helps with Apple security, patching, and device configuration as one part of the University's overall device management strategy to secure our faculty, staff, and other University-owned systems.


To be eligible for Mac DM Profile enrollment, you must be a current faculty or staff member of Pepperdine University with a University-owned computer.  To enroll your Mac, follow the instructions listed below for Mac Big Sur and Catalina operating systems.

To find out which operating system your Mac is running:

  • From the Apple menu, choose About this Mac
  • A window will open with the Mac operating system name and version number

If your University-owned Mac is running an earlier version of macOS (Big Sur, Catalina, or earlier), please contact Tech Central at 310.506.4357 to schedule an upgrade.



Mac DM Profile Installation Instructions

  MacOS 11 (Big Sur) and later 

Use the following steps to enroll your University-owned Big Sur Mac with the device management profile.

  1. First, log in with your WaveNet credentials to begin the Mac DM Profile enrollment process:
  2. Confirm your full email address is displayed and then click Enroll.
    Assign to User screen
  3. Click Continue.
    Install MDM Profile Screen
  4. Once prompted, click Allow.
    Install CA Certificate Screen
  5. After following the enrollment steps, go to the Apple menu, select System Preferences, and select the Profiles tool.
    MDM Profile Installation Screen
  6. Click Install.
    MDM Profile Installation Confirmation Screen
  7. Confirm the installation by clicking Install again when prompted.
    MDM Profile System Installation Confirmation Screen
  8. Enter your Mac username and password, then click Enroll or OK.
    MDM Profile Login
  9. Close the Profiles window.  Your computer is now set up with the Mac DM Profile!

Additional Resources

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