How does Apples Volume Purchase Program (VPP) work with SMC?

  • Article ID: 118494
  • Updated: 27 Mar 2013
This article decribes how Apples VPP together with Sophos Mobile Control (SMC).

Known to apply to the following Sophos product(s) and version(s)

Sophos Mobile Control 3.0

What To Do

As of version 3.0, Sophos Mobile Control supports the Apple Volume Purchase Program. To configure this, follow these steps:

  1. You buy an App via the VPP-Store using an Apple Company ID.
  2. Apple generates an Excel File containing the serial numbers that can be downloaded.
  3. This Excel File can now be imported to the SMC Admin interface together with the App (You can also upload multiple files).
  4. If this App is deployed the User has to enter their Apple-ID.
  5. The SMC Server distributes the Serial number that gets linked to the Apple ID of the User (not to the device)
  6. According to our current knowledge, Apple prohibits reusing a serial number that was used once.

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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