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Getting Started with macOS Device Management

macOS is a series of graphical operating systems developed for Apple’s Mac family of computers. It is the second most widely used desktop OS, after Microsoft Windows. Hexnode UEM supports a wide range of features for Mac devices. Get to know more on how to get started with Mac right here.

Enroll Mac

Before you start enrolling your Mac, make sure the APNs (Apple Push Notification services) certificate has been configured. If not, follow the link below to learn more about the same.

Configuring APNs…

One of the most preferred methods of enrolling macOS devices is using Device Enrollment Program (DEP). Learn more about enrolling Mac devices by tapping on the link below.

Mac device enrollment…

Configure Restrictions

Set up suitable restrictions on your device and prevent the restricted features from functioning on the device. Hexnode UEM brings in a set of restrictions, which when enabled, prevents the restricted features on the device. Go through the link below to learn more about the basic restrictions and their applications on the device.

Setting up restrictions…

Manage Apps

Choose the apps you wish to push on the device and manage the apps efficiently. You can also install the apps silently onto the device without the user manually initiating installation via Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Follow the link below to learn more about installing apps silently to your device.

Silent app installation via VPP…

Prevent MDM Removal

The Administrator can prevent the removal of the MDM profile if the macOS device is enrolled via Apple DEP. Learn more about MDM profile removal on macOS devices from the following link.

Prevent MDM removal…

Network Security

Ensure the security of your network by configuring Wi-Fi, VPN (Virtual Private Network), Email, Exchange ActiveSync, and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) settings and protect your device network. Get to know more about configuring network settings by following the links below.

  1. Wi-Fi settings
  2. VPN settings
  3. AD Asset Binding
  4. Email settings
  5. Exchange ActiveSync configurations
  6. LDAP settings

Web Content Filtering

You can block or allow the use of specific websites on your device with the web content filtering feature. This feature provides access to only those websites that have been allowlisted, blocking all others.

Blocking websites…

Bypass Activation Lock

Activation Lock feature helps you keep the devices secure if it is misplaced, lost, or stolen. To prevent the intruders from reactivating the device without the device’s Apple ID and password, you can enable the Activation Lock. It also increases the chance of recovering a lost device. However, if required, you can bypass the activation lock on a macOS device remotely from the Hexnode UEM console. Please note the activation lock can be cleared only on devices already enrolled in Hexnode. Get to know more about bypassing activation lock by following the link below.

Bypass Activation Lock…

macOS Encryption

Protect the data on your Mac and prevent unauthorized users from retrieving the information stored on your Mac with the FileVault policy of Hexnode UEM. Learn more about setting up FileVault on your Mac by tapping on the link below.

Manage FileVault…


Login window settings of Mac devices can be configured according to the users’ needs. You can set up references for user login, control a user’s ability to shut down, restart the device, and specify the information to be displayed on your device’s login window. Learn more on configuring the login window settings from the below link.

Login window preferences…

Set up dock preferences to change the size of the dock, reposition or hide the dock, animate while opening applications and more, on Mac with Hexnode UEM.

Customize dock preferences…

Setup Assistant runs when a user logs in to the Mac for the first time and is designed to guide the users through initial setup procedures such as configuring Apple ID and iCloud setup, enabling Siri and so on.

Configure setup assistant…

Screensaver of the macOS devices can be changed remotely via Hexnode UEM. Create a screensaver policy and deploy them on the target devices. Get to know more about configuring screensaver settings from the following link.

Configure screensaver…

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