Use payload variables with Profile Manager
Enter variables in payload fields to create profiles that can be used across a variety of situations and devices. The variables are dynamically resolved by Profile Manager when the configuration profile is sent to managed devices or assigned to a user.
The substitution variables you can specify are described below. You can combine the variables with static text, such as “%firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Note: The following payload variables can be used with Profile Manager. Consult your MDM solution’s documentation to learn which variables they support.
User information variables
User information variables are resolved using information from the user’s directory record.
The user’s full name—for example, Karl Bohn
The user’s first name—for example, Karl
The user’s last name—for example, Bohn
The user’s email address
The user’s job title
The user’s mobile telephone number
The user’s short name—for example, kbohn
The user’s globally unique identifier (GUID)—for example, 237
Device information variables
Device information variables are resolved using information from the device record.
The name of the device
The common version number of the device’s OS, such as “10.15.6”
The device’s serial number
The device’s product name, such as “MacBook Pro”
The device’s Unique Device Identifier (UDID)
The MAC address of the device’s Bluetooth interface
The MAC address of the device’s Wi-Fi interface
%IMEI% (iOS devices only)
The device’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), if present
%MEID% (iOS devices only)
The device’s Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID), if present
%EthernetMAC% (Mac only)
The MAC address of the device’s Ethernet interface, if present
%DeviceID% (Apple TV only)
The device ID of the Apple TV
802.1X network variables
On Mac computers, you can use the following network variables in the 802.1X user name fields. These variables are resolved on the device during installation of the configuration profile. You can combine these variables with static text, such as Mac.%HardwareUUID%, to create a compound user name.
Active Directory computer ID
Active Directory domain
Active Directory forest name
Active Directory GUID
Active Directory DNS Name
Active Directory Kerberos ID
The computer’s name, as set in System Preferences > Sharing
The computer’s unique identifier
The computer’s DNS name, such as mac1.example.com
The computer’s local network name, such as Mac1.local
The computer’s default (en0) MAC address
The computer’s serial number