Instant Apple Configurator How-to [Instant]

This title is available as an eBook only
Instant Apple Configurator How-to [Instant]
eBook: $9.99
Formats: PDF, PacktLib, ePub and Mobi formats
save 15%!
Print & eBook also available on:
Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Configure group settings to personalize and secure your devices
  • Deploy multiple profiles
  • Upload and manage mass applications swiftly and easily

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 88 pages
Release Date : March 2013
ISBN : 1849694060
ISBN 13 : 9781849694063
Author(s) : Charles Edge, TJ Houston
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Other, iOS, Mobile

Table of Contents

Instant Apple Configurator How-to
  • Instant Apple Configurator How-to
    • Signing up for an Apple ID (Must know)
    • Installing Apple Configurator (Must know)
    • Configuring the Apple Configurator preferences (Should know)
    • Migrating existing profiles into Apple Configurator (Should know)
    • Deciding whether to prepare, supervise, or assign (Must know)
    • Creating a cart workflow (Should know)
    • Leveraging Configurator in a one-to-one environment (Should know)
    • Checking out devices (Should know)
    • Creating a device backup (Should know)
    • Restoring a device backup (Should know)
    • Understanding profiles (Become an expert)
    • Building a profile (Must know)
    • Exploring all profiles (Should know)
    • Exporting profiles (Must know)
    • Creating auto enrollment profiles (Become an expert)
    • Purchasing applications through the VPP (Should know)
    • Importing applications (Should know)
    • Deploying applications on prepared devices (Become an expert)
    • Deploying applications on managed devices (Become an expert)
    • Adding files to devices (Should know)
    • Importing files back to the computer (Should know)

Charles Edge

Charles Edge is the chief technology officer of 318 Inc., a national Mac-first consultancy based in Santa Monica, California. Charles’ expertise in iOS has enabled him to write numerous books that include countless established titles, such as the Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Enterprise Mac Security, the Enterprise iPhone, iPad Administrator's Guide, and Using OS X Server from O’Reilly. Charles speaks at a number of conferences. His first large conference appearance was at DefCon 2004 and since then he has spoken at conferences such as MacSysAdmin, MacWorld, LinuxWorld, and BlackHat. Charles is also the author of, a site dedicated to heterogeneous networking and Apple systems administration.

He has authored several books including:

  • Enterprise iPhone and iPad Administrator's Guide, Apress, November 2010, ISBN 1-4302-3009-6
  • The Mac Tiger Server Little Black Book, Paraglyph Press, February 2006, ISBN 1-933097-14-0
  • Web Scripting Little Black Book, Paraglyph Press, April 2007, ISBN 1-933097-19-1
  • Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security, Apress, March 2008, ISBN 1-59059-989-6
  • Foundations of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Security, Apress, February 2010, ISBN 1-4302-2730-3
  • Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Apress, October 2009, ISBN 1-4302-2443-6
  • Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server: From Solo Install to Enterprise Integration, Apress, February 2010, ISBN 1-4302-2772-9
  • Using Mac OS X Lion Server, O'Reilly, January 2012, ISBN 1-4493-1605-0

TJ Houston

TJ Houston is the Director of Technology for Huron City Schools and has worked with educators for over 5 years. A significant amount of this time has been focused on:

  • Google Apps
  • iOS devices (deployment and training)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Interactive white boards
  • Video editing and multimedia

TJ has a degree in Business with a focus on IT. He is an author, blogger, podcaster, photographer, and trainer. He is passionate about helping educators and administrators learn about 21st century education as well as sharing resources that further the educational process.

Sorry, we don't have any reviews for this title yet.

Submit Errata

Please let us know if you have found any errors not listed on this list by completing our errata submission form. Our editors will check them and add them to this list. Thank you.

Sorry, there are currently no downloads available for this title.

Frequently bought together

Instant Apple Configurator How-to [Instant] +    Managing Multimedia and Unstructured Data in the Oracle Database =
50% Off
the second eBook
Price for both: $35.60

Buy both these recommended eBooks together and get 50% off the cheapest eBook.

What you will learn from this book

  • Build your own customised profiles and control settings on iOS devices
  • Explore the full power of the Apple configurator
  • Develop creative workflows for successful deployment
  • Back-up and restore important documents and devices
  • Secure and monitor your iOS devices with automated mobile device management enrolment
  • Fully control how you deploy and manage applications
  • Secure remote VPN or Wi-Fi network credentials

In Detail

The Apple configurator is an incredible piece of software which grants full control in mobile device management, but on a larger scale. The popularity of people taking their own devices to work has grown tremendously. However, valued professional and personal information is at risk, through loss, theft, or hacking.

Instant Apple Configurator How-to is a hands-on guide that eliminates any worries that are associated with the deployment and security of iOS devices. This book provides practical, quick win solutions to combat these issues, with clear, concise, and informative examples providing solutions to secure, remote wipe, and encrypt devices. The book will further explore how to personalize iOS devices for configuration and deployment.

With the Instant Apple Configurator How-to, learn to build profiles with customised control settings, with examples on how to capture device information and use console logs for added protection. You will become skilled at tracking and installing provisional profiles for greater security. We will also explore developing workflows for successful deployment, installing software and applications whilst managing files on iOS devices, and how to deploy enrolment profiles for mobile device management solutions en masse. If you are looking for a complete guide that provides simple solutions to complex problems, look no further.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. A how-To book with practical recipes accompanied with rich screenshots for easy comprehension.This book follows the Packt How-to approach, offering an informative yet practical guide that is easy to understand. The book takes a meticulous approach to providing quick and simple recipe-based solutions for security and deployment of iOS devices.

Who this book is for

"Instant Apple Configurator How-to" book is ideal for anyone with a working knowledge in iOS device deployment and management. It is likely you will be responsible for the maintenance and security of iOS devices, ranging anywhere from 10 to 10,000. This is the ultimate guide to iOS security management and device deployment.

Code Download and Errata
Packt Anytime, Anywhere
Register Books
Print Upgrades
eBook Downloads
Video Support
Contact Us
Awards Voting Nominations Previous Winners
Judges Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software
Open Source CMS Hall Of Fame CMS Most Promising Open Source Project Open Source E-Commerce Applications Open Source JavaScript Library Open Source Graphics Software