So if I don't have an Enterprise Account, I'm SOL basically? I have a client ready to buy a good enough amount of iPads that this solution would be great for. They don't have 500 employees as I've read earlier in this thread so I'm guessing that also means they/I can't attempt to sign up for an Enterprise Account. I know this thread was started a long time ago: the fact is I can see a lot of businesses interested in this solution, especially with the iPad 3 due to be launched any time soon. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this for me.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to The.Goatboy)
For those reading or those who care, I found out today that Mac OS X Lion Server has the MDM functionality built into it. It can supposedly manage an unlimited amount of devices and there is no licensing tied to it. If you don't already have hardware to recycle for the OS, the Mac Mini Server is $999. I'm talking to my customer about this now.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2012 5:18 PM (in response to dscreve59000)
Till now, has anybody got the answers of questions below?
1. If I have Enterprise account, can I develop a MDM server? or I need other more certificate from Apple?
2. If I have only developer account of $99, can i develop a MDM server?
hseungun said, small company can get an Enterprise Account and even become a vendor. (a vender of MDM?) Is there any document or web pages from apple approving this.
Waiting for the answers,
Thanks a lot.
Yes you can service MDM without having the enterprise account but you cannot Vendor it. This is the description of it
Mobile Device Management CSR Signing Certificate
The MDM CSR Signing Certificate provides a way for MDM vendors enrolled in the iOS Enterprise Developer Program to sign APNs SSL certificate signing requests (CSRs) for their customers. The signed CSRs can then be submitted by the customers to Apple for APNs SSL certificate issuance. Review the Mobile Device Management Protocol Reference for more information.
This message is only inside an ios enterprise account -> certificate -> other tab
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to hseungun)
It's very interesting to see how many people has the same problem of information availability. Is this a part of the proprietary company secret or plan to sqeeze and keep out new entrants and smaller profitable business?
I am at the same stage like most of you with this MDM solution saga... but it seems as if notting much is happening or nothing of any tangible use is available to kick start progress.
I looked at some of the pdfs and resources that has been circulated and they are useful to a certain extent but again, if Apple sees an opoortunity to make money by selling members access to these resources(SDKs/APIs); for them why not.
Still trying to find an easy way to these resources to integrate in my MDM. All other platforms already covered and working...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2012 7:01 AM (in response to dscreve59000)
Is there anything new regarding MDM? Plan was to create our own MDM server and not to use other vendors, but information is very differnet. One says that Enterprise developer account is neede, other say that not etc. And also not sure if any additional information is given if I join Enterprise developer program.