ABM Bulk App Deployment

Satish Shetty Updated by Satish Shetty

The Codeproof platform offers a convenient solution for MDM administrators to bulk deploy approved iOS and MacOS apps with Apple Business Manager (ABM). This feature enables the assignment of VPP app licenses to multiple iPhone, iPad, and MacOS devices through ABM even before starting the MDM enrollment process. The Codeproof dashboard allows for streamlined app management by allowing the selection and assignment of multiple apps with VPP license in a single step, in conjunction with ABM. This results in seamless app deployment and automatic app installation during the MDM enrollment process.

Below are the steps:

  1. Login to ABM, download the DEP server token and import it into the Codeproof cloud console.
  2. In ABM, go to "Apps", download the VPP Server token and import it into the Codeproof console.
  3. Once both tokens have been imported, apps can be assigned to devices.
  4. Go to the "Apps" menu in the Codeproof console.
  5. Select "Managed Appstore" from the left side menu.
  6. Click on "Manage" to see the list of the approved apps and assigned devices in a single pane.
  7. Select multiple apps and assign them to multiple devices. See the screenshot illustration below.
  8. When each device is powered on for the first time, MDM enrollment will start automatically. As part of the MDM profile enrollment, the selected apps will be installed automatically.
  9. If the device is already enrolled in MDM, issue a "Device Ping" from "Policy Manager" to start app installation.

ABM/VPP Manager:

App Installation Log:

How did we do?

Apple Business Manager - Device Enrollment

Apple Business Manager - Apps Deployment