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macOS Catalina and Activation Lock

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macOS Catalina and Activation Lock

Hey everyone,

I've installed Catalina on some test devices in our company and, because we have personal iCloud accounts in use on corporate machines (see Watch unlock, etc), I've been prompted to link the company laptop to my iCloud's activation lock.

Is there any official release on how will Meraki handle this? Will we - company - be able to unlock our own laptops from employees iCloud accounts?

Thanks 

Mattia

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Re: macOS Catalina and Activation Lock

It's not in Apple's documentation yet, but at the WWDC "managing devices" session they did have a slide indicating that a profile would be available to restrict or block the activation lock feature. It's up in the air as to when Meraki would support the new profile payload, however. I would keep an eye on ProfileCreator, so when the app is updated with new Catalina payloads you'll at least be able to create a custom profile you can then upload to Meraki.

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Re: macOS Catalina and Activation Lock

Apple can unlock any device as long as you provide a proof of purchase. Unfortunately even enterprise customers are required to visit Apple store in person to make that happen, at least here, in Australia.

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Re: macOS Catalina and Activation Lock

It's not in Apple's documentation yet, but at the WWDC "managing devices" session they did have a slide indicating that a profile would be available to restrict or block the activation lock feature. It's up in the air as to when Meraki would support the new profile payload, however. I would keep an eye on ProfileCreator, so when the app is updated with new Catalina payloads you'll at least be able to create a custom profile you can then upload to Meraki.

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