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Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

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Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

I would like to set a default 'DEP Settings' and have it automatically assigned to any new devices under Systems Manager > Manage > DEP.

 

Similar functionality is available in Jamf Pro: "Automatically assign new devices - Automatically assign all new devices to this PreStage enrollment"

 

I'm looking to pre-add the DEP Settings applied to a device at Activation/Enrollment.

Currently when we purchase new iOS devices they appear in DEP but do not have any DEP Settings applied. If the device is activated then it will not be enrolled in MDM. Before powering on the device we must go to Meraki > Systems Manager > Manage > DEP, select all the new devices (DEP column shows 'Empty'), then assign DEP Settings (DEP column now shows 'Assigned'), at activation the devices will now enroll in MDM.

I want to skip the manual assignment step and have this automated, just like this... https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/feature-requests/3550/dep-automatically-add-new-devices-to-prestage...

 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Can't you do this using the AutoTags?

 

Such as the tag "recently-added" or in your case "iOS Devices".

 

Here is some more info:

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Tags_and_Policies/Types_of_Tags_in_Systems_Manager

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

I'm looking to pre-add the DEP Settings applied to a device at Activation/Enrollment.

Currently when we purchase new iOS devices they appear in DEP but do not have any DEP Settings applied. If the device is activated then it will not be enrolled in MDM. Before powering on the device we must go to Meraki > Systems Manager > Manage > DEP, select all the new devices (DEP column shows 'Empty'), then assign DEP Settings (DEP column now shows 'Assigned'), at activation the devices will now enroll in MDM.

I want to skip the manual assignment step and have this automated, just like this... https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/feature-requests/3550/dep-automatically-add-new-devices-to-prestage...
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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

I support this 100%. In addition, allowing us to add tags to that specific enrollment profile and allowing device names to be populated based on variables like $username, etc.

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

"In addition, allowing us to add tags to that specific enrollment profile and allowing device names to be populated based on variables like $username, etc."

 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Definitely need this, Airwatch had it as well.

 

If new devices aren't assigned and they are setup they will not be enrolled and then we will never know as the devices go directly to the users and not to ITS first. I need to check and make sure to assign the DEP profile to all new devices as they show up.

 

 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

With the current Meraki configuration we have to check the DEP page every morning for new devices and assign settings. An important but manual task that could easily be automated.

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Good to know I wasn't just missing this.  I'm currently testing Meraki MDM as a possible replacement to MaaS360 and it's little things like this that are turning me off of it as a good solution. 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

omg... I wish I could "kudo" RoboTech's comment repeatedly. I've only been asking for about 5 years.

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

+1 for this feat
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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Well, I'll be the wet blanket on this one. While I can see the value of it, I would have an issue with this as not all of our devices get the same DEP settings. We have different settings based on if the device is being used by a staff member or a student. 

 

Actually as I'm writing this post I'm changing my mind and would love this, with 4250 new iPads arriving this summer, I don't really want to have to apply settings to all of them. I'd rather they default to the student policy and then I can change those that are going to staff members.

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

I actually met the person who put in the request to JAMF at a meeting in Cupertino at the new Apple ring. He's a great guy other than he's using the wrong MDM. Smiley Wink

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Hello RoboTech,

 

we have done this using AD user authentication for enrollment. During enrollment there´s a sync between ad and Meraki. All AD Groups the user is member of are added as tags to the user. Based on these tags you can use to push everything you want as the owner of the device is automatically set to the user who enrolls it.

 

You can configure that under Systems Manager -> General

https://documentation.meraki.com/SM/Device_Enrollment/SM_Enrollment_Authentication

 

We implemented it using Active Directory via SM Agent

 

Hope this helps

 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

@RaPo We use that here too and it works wonderfully when staff and students login to iPads. 

 

I think the issue is this screen:

 

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The ask is to have an automatic application of a default settings group, instead of either having to look every day to see if new clients have enrolled or in my case a full replacement of 4250 iPads that I now need to assign settings. 

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Re: Feature Request: Automatically Assign DEP Settings

Even a simple feature like an email from Apple or Meraki when a new device is assigned in DEP would be a HUGE benefit if automatic assignment is undesirable or impossible.

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