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Assign profiles to groups and organizations

Assign a profile to a group or an organization. You must assign a profile before applying the policies that are configured for it.

When multiple profiles are assigned to the same group or organization and there is a conflict within the policies between the profiles, the latest assigned/applied profile has priority. Policies from multiple profiles will be applied if they do not conflict with each other. If a device belongs to a group and an organization at the same time, the policies of the profiles applied to the group have priority.

You have to apply a profile to a group or an organization after assigning it. You must apply a profile to devices so that the profile policies can take effect. Profiles can be applied immediately or at a specific time.

Assigning to groups

To assign a profile to a group, complete the following steps:

1. Navigate to Profile.

You can also assign a profile from the group list by navigating to Groups and selecting a group to assign. For more information, see Apply profiles to groups.

2. On the “Profile” page, click the checkbox for a profile to be assigned.

3. Click Assign.

4. On the “Assign Profile” page, click Group.

5. Click the checkboxes for groups to be assigned with the selected profile.

  • You can select multiple groups.
  • If a group has already been assigned a profile and it is assigned to another profile, you can preview the conflicting policies from the two profiles by clicking Preview Policy.

6. Click Assign & Apply to assign and apply the profile to the selected groups at the same time.

  • Click Assign to assign the profile to the selected groups and not to apply the profile now.

7. In the “Assign Profile” window, click OK.

Assigning to organizations

To assign a profile to an organization, complete the following steps:

1. Navigate to Profile.

You can also assign a profile from the organization list by navigating to Organization and selecting an organization to assign. For more information, see Assign applications to organizations.

2. On the “Profile” page, click the checkbox for a profile to be assigned.

3. Click Assign.

4. On the “Assign Profile” page, click Organization.

5. Click the checkboxes for organizations to be assigned with the selected profile.

  • You can select multiple organizations.
  • If an organization has already been assigned a profile and it is assigned to another profile, you can preview the conflicting policies from the two profiles by clicking Preview Policy.
  • When a profile is assigned to an organization that has sub-organizations, the profile will be applied to all the sub-organizations.
  • If a sub-organization has not been assigned a profile, the profile of the super organization will be inherited, but the inherited profile can be overwritten with a new profile.
  • If a sub-organization has been assigned its own profile, then the profile of the super-organization will not be inherited.

6. Click Assign & Apply to assign and apply the profile to the selected organizations at the same time.

  • Click Assign to assign the profile to the selected organizations and not apply the profile now.

7. In the “Assign Profile” window, click OK.

NOTE— Sub-administrators who only have the Profile Managing Permission cannot assign or apply profiles to organizations. In order for sub-administrators to be able to assign or apply profiles to organizations, they need to be given both the Org and Profile Managing Permissions. For more information, see Add an organization.