Info: Using the profiles command on a Mac

PaulF
Meraki Employee

Info: Using the profiles command on a Mac

Hi All.

 

At the command line on a Mac is a command, which can fix two different issues

 

1. If you get an error like this

ERROR] MDM_Connect: Unable to create MDM identity from persistent reference: -25304 (The specified item is no longer valid. It may have been deleted from the keychain.) for profile: MDM Profile.....

 

2. If you've assigned the wrong DEP profile to a Mac and want to change it, or if you want to make an non removable MDM profile removable, or vice versa

 

NOTE: This is quite a powerful command, so be careful

 

This command will essentially re-enroll a DEP Mac, refreshing management profiles (can be useful for expired certificates, especially SCEP certs). If you've made an changes to your DEP profiles, and assigned a new one to this Mac, it will get whatever new capabilities you've enabled.

 

Open the Terminal App

 

Type:

 

sudo profiles renew -type enrollment

 

You'll be prompted for your Mac password

 

You'll notice a notification in the top right of the screen:

 

Screen Shot 2022-05-26 at 09.42.24.jpeg

 

Click Update

 

Systems Preferences should now open:

 

Screen Shot 2022-05-26 at 09.42.33.jpeg

 

Clicking Update will now re-enroll the Mac

 

I hope that this is useful. As mentioned, it fixed a broken enrollment for me, but also allowed me to change the "removable" status as well.

 

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

@PaulF : awesome

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
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