Intro to user accounts in Apple School Manager
Accounts in Apple School Manager are copied from your Student Information System (SIS) or uploaded from .csv files using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). They can also be manually created.
If you are connected to your SIS, each user account has read-only information from the source. Additional information, such as the Managed Apple ID and associated password, is added to the account information in Apple School Manager. At no time is data written back to your SIS.
Each user account may have the following information associated with it, which can be viewed in the account list or when an account is selected:
Status (with the user’s image, if provided) and source
First, middle and last name
Managed Apple ID
Role and location
Email address, if provided
Managed Apple ID password policy
School or academic year, if provided
Person Number and Person ID
After upgrading, your Apple Deployment Programmes account names are changed in Apple School Manager as follows:
Programme Agent is called Administrator.
Administrators are called managers.
The accounts used to buy licences of apps and books from the Volume Purchase Programme become Content Managers with the continued ability to buy apps and books.
The accounts used to manage mobile device management (MDM) servers become Device Managers.