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Last updated January 22nd, 2024

A profile is a set of policies containing device configurations and settings. Profiles allow you to configure policies to control device functions and data, such as the camera, screen lock, Bluetooth, or firewalls, quickly and efficiently. With profiles, you can also install the Wi-Fi, VPN, and Exchange settings for your enterprise on user devices. Profiles can also be configured to run in specific situations, such as at a specific time or when the device is running a specific application.

Profile creation and application chart

To add policies to a profile, see Configure profile policies by device platform. To then link and deploy these policies, see Assign profiles to groups and organizations.

When multiple profiles are assigned to the same group or organization, if the policies they configure overlap, they will conflict, because a device can only receive and apply one unique configuration for any particular policy at a time. In these cases, only the policy from the group or organization with the highest priority will be apply. For instance, if one profile assigned to a group enables the camera access, but another profile assigned to the same group disables it, the camera policy from the profile with the highest priority will apply to the group. Disparate policies from multiple profiles apply if they don’t conflict with each other. To configure profile priority, see Set up the profile priorities.

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