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How to Configure CardDAV Settings on macOS devices using Hexnode MDM

CardDAV (vCard Extensions to WebDAV) is a protocol which can sync contacts from various email addresses with Mac devices. Hexnode allows the admin to configure CardDAV settings for Macs from the MDM console. This feature is available only for Ultimate and Ultra subscription plans.

Configure CardDAV settings via policy

To configure CardDAV settings on your Mac via policy,

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy. Assign a suitable name and description (optional) for the policy. You can also choose to continue with an existing policy.
  3. Go to macOS > Accounts > CardDAV. Click Configure.


Configure CardDAV for macOS devices using Hexnode MDM

Settings Description
Account Description Provide a suitable display name for the account. This is merely for identification.
Account host name Provide the host name of the server where the contacts are stored.
Port Provide the port number used to connect to the CardDAV server. The default port number is 8443.
Account User Name Provide the username of the account where contacts are saved.
Account Password Provide the password associated with the account.
Use SSL Select this option to provide a secure (encrypted) connection between macOS and the server. Enabled by default.

Associate policy to devices/ groups

If the policy has not been saved,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets > +Add Devices.
  2. Choose the target entities and click Ok. Click Save.
  3. You can also choose to associate the policy to device groups, users, user groups or domains from the left pane of the Policy Targets tab.

If the policy has been saved,

  1. Choose the desired policy from the Policies tab.
  2. Click on Manage drop-down and select Associate Targets. Choose the target entities and click Associate.
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