Is it necessary to enroll an iOS device via ABM

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Hi guys. Is it necessary that I need to have an account in ABM to enroll my iPhone into Hexnode?

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    Maisie

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    Maisie

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    I don’t think its necessary as such.. You can just dowload the Hexnode MDM app from your App Store and you will be able to enroll your device easily using the app.

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    Hawa

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    Hawa

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    Ooh okay.. But will I be able to do all the MDM features if I enroll the device using the Hexnode app?

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    Maisie

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    Maisie

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    Yes man. You should be able to perform all the features using the app.

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    Hawa

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    Hawa

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    Oohh thank you for the help man. Let me get going with the enrollment process!

  • Chris Coleman

    Chris Coleman

    Hexnode

    Chris Coleman

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    Hey Hawa,

    Thanks for reaching out to us!

    You need not have an ABM account to enroll your devices into Hexnode. You can enroll your iOS devices into the Hexnode portal without having an ABM account using the following methods:

    1. Open enrollment
    2. Authenticated enrollment
    3. Self enrollment
    4. Apple Configurator enrollment

    You can read through our documentation to get a detailed explanation on the enrollment methods for iOS devices.

    Hope this answers your query.

    Cheers!
    Chris Coleman
    Hexnode UEM

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    Hawa

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    Hawa

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    Hey thanks Chris. I’ll check em out!

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    Maryam

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    Maryam

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    Hey guys! I had a small doubt… If both the enrollment methods (using Hexnode app and DEP) provide the same features, what is the advantage of enrolling the device via ABM/DEP (I believe both are the same)?

  • Chris Coleman

    Chris Coleman

    Hexnode

    Chris Coleman

    Moderator

    Hey Maryam,

    Thank you for reaching out to us!

    You can make use of both the enrollment methods (using the Hexnode MDM app and via DEP) to gain access to the basic MDM features. However, you will be able to access the advanced MDM features if you enroll your device via Apple’s Device Enrollment Program. Some of the additional benefits of enrolling a device via DEP are:

    1. OTA Supervision – This lets you have additional control over your device by setting additional settings and automating actions.
    2. Out of the box enrollment – Configurations will be applied and enrollment will take place automatically during the initial device start-up.
    3. Non-removable DEP profile – You will not be able to disenroll the device or remove the DEP profile by performing a device wipe. You will have to release the device from inside the ABM/ASM portal.

    A bunch of advanced restrictions and some MDM features become available only if your iOS devices are supervised. You can supervise your device using the Apple Configurator Enrollment method.

    Although enrollment via DEP provides you with additional features and restrictions, you should be able to perform most of the necessary features in BYOD scenarios if you enroll your device using the Hexnode application. In the case of company-owned devices, you will have to make use of the additional features and restrictions to ensure all the corporate data remains secure.

    Hope I was able to answer your query.

    Cheers!
    Chris Coleman
    Hexnode UEM

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    Maryam

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    Maryam

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    Oh! That was actually a lot of new information for me.. Thanks a lot Chris!