You can use the KACE SMA to distribute Mac profiles to Agent-managed devices running Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10. Mac profiles contain payloads, or configuration settings, for user-level and system-level policies.
Distributing Mac profiles using the KACE SMA is an efficient way to configure settings on the Mac devices you manage, and it provides an alternative to configuring and distributing profiles using OS X Server.
You can configure user- and system-level Mac profile payloads, or configuration settings, in the KACE SMA Administrator Console. In addition, you can create custom payloads using the Apple Profile Manager, download the MOBILECONFIG file that contains those payloads, and upload that file to the KACE SMA for distribution.
When you add or upload a new Mac profile, the KACE SMA creates the Online KScript required to install or remove the profile from devices. Like other Online KScripts, scripts that contain Mac profiles run when the KACE SMA Agent is connected to the target device according to the schedule and deployment options specified in the profile.
If History subscriptions are configured to retain information, you can view the details of the changes made to settings, assets, and objects. This information includes the date the change was made and the user who made the change, which can be useful during troubleshooting.
You can add Mac user and system profiles to the KACE SMA, and you can edit Mac profiles as needed. In addition, you can upload MOBILECONFIG files that contain the configuration information to the KACE SMA.