Profile Manager - Change iPad Passode remotely

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  1. HMonivar macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm using profile manager to manage a few iPads and Macs. Is there anyway to remotely change the passcode of an iPad. I know I can delete the current passcode and even block the iPad but, how about setting a new passcode the same way I do it with macs?

    In case a mac gets lost or stolen I can remotely block it with a new code but, I don't find a way to do it with iOS devices. I can only delete the passcode or erase the device but, not lock it with a new code.

    The idea is to do something similar to "find my iPhone (marc as lost)" to lock a device but, using my server instead.

    Thanks in advance

    Hugo
     
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    for the macs are you using a configuration profile to do that or another method?
     
  3. HMonivar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm using the same "profile manager" hosted on my server.
     
  4. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm aware this is a limitation of Profile Manager.

    FWIW, I've had multiple Apple reps tell me Profile Manager isn't really meant to be used. It's more a proof-of-concept / starting point for third-party solutions like FileWave and Casper. I use PM to manage 330 iPads in a school, and it's a nightmare to say the least.
     
  5. HMonivar, Feb 19, 2016
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    HMonivar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you !!!
    I'll have a look at those third-party solutions.
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    If you can't afford Casper take a look at Bushel. It's a very stripped down version but it's at a much lower cost.
     
  7. HMonivar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again.
    Unfortunately, Bushel does not allow to change the passcode remotely, which is what I basically need.
     
  8. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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  9. HMonivar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So far it's very small (around 7 devices) but, if I like it I might help to implement it at a big school with around 300 devices.
     

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