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  • cragiboy Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    since updating to OS X Server 2.2 i can not connect to database.


    the command "sudo -u _devicemgr psql device_management" is not working.


    error: psql: FATAL:  role "_devicemgr" does not exist


    how can i connect to database to delete an ICCID?

  • Gnitset Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    They changed how to connect to postgres.


    Try this instead:

    sudo -u _postgres psql -h '/Library/Server/PostgreSQL For Server Services/Socket/' device_management


    Hope it works.

  • cragiboy Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    this works fine!


    thank you Gnitset.

  • Sensemann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all reader of this thread,

    please commit a feedback about this profile manager issue at

    I've gone through different Apple support departments, and at least the German Apple Care Mac OS X Server devision had told me, that the advisor personal knows about this ICCID problem. He often had cased with this issue and he suggested the same solution to alter the devicemanager database with SQL commands.

    BUT THIS CAN'T BE THE SOLUTION Apple will give fore their customers!

    We have to inform Apple that the current implementation of profile manager is unsuitable.


    Here is a thread how to update the old effect iOS device so it's still present in the database:




  • sid1992 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    I have download the pgAdmi but i can't find the profile manager database, can you tell me how can connect the the profile manager database in pgAdmin?


    Thank you very very much



  • CMIT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The Socket directory doesn't exist on my server.... Have I done something wrong? I can enroll, manage, and remove devices, however the whole experience is slow, a lot of the pushes fail instantly... very confusing and annoying.. I was hoping to reindex all the tables following a tutorial from but I keep getting the FATAL: device_management does not exist error...


    I have setup pgAdmin3 and connected to the postgres database but I can't see a table called device_management... has something changed in OS X Server 2.2.1?



  • Gnitset Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just checked, I'm running Server 2.2.1 and this command still works for me:

    sudo -u _postgres psql -h '/Library/Server/PostgreSQL For Server Services/Socket/' device_management


    if you run this command it should look something like this:

    $ sudo ls -la '/Library/Server/PostgreSQL For Server Services/Socket/'

    total 8

    drwxr-xr-x  4 _postgres  _postgres  136 14 Mar 10:09 .

    drwxr-xr-x  6 _postgres  _postgres  204  9 Jan 22:44 ..

    srwxrwx---  1 _postgres  _postgres    0 24 Jun 11:02 .s.PGSQL.5432

    -rw-------  1 _postgres  _postgres  126 24 Jun 11:02 .s.PGSQL.5432.lock

  • Brinken Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    How to delete a iPad when it dos'et have a ICCID (no simcard) and you only know the Serial no.


    I usually use this command when I delete a device.


    sudo -u _postgres psql -h '/Library/Server/PostgreSQL For Server Services/Socket/' device_management


    DELETE FROM devices WHERE "ICCID" LIKE '8945 0133 1109 0152 5806';




  • Gnitset Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    You can list you devices by running this command in psql:

    SELECT id,"DeviceName" FROM devices;


    And the delete by id:

    DELETE FROM devices WHERE id=X; -- Replace X with the id.

  • MBrown70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found the easiest solution was to go to my mobile provider and get a new sim card.  Problem solved without risky sql statements. Going foward if I get a new device I will just get a new sim card, this took hours to figure out so the $10 spent on the new card was well worth it.

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