Send an invitation to user-assigned devices with Profile Manager
You can send an invitation to devices that are assigned to user accounts. These invitations request the user of the device to enroll in Managed Distribution.
Before you send an invitation to a device, you may want to assign apps and books to user groups. For information, see Distribute content with Profile Manager.
Create users and user groups or bind to another supported directory service. For information, see Create a user account or Create a group in the macOS Server User Guide.
Install the Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager token. For information, see View app and book purchases in the macOS Server User Guide.
Enroll devices with Profile Manager. For information, see Provide access to the Profile Manager user portal.
Assign enrolled devices to users. For information, see Associate devices with users with Profile Manager.
Use the Profile Manager sidebar to select the user or group, then click the About tab.
Click the Managed Distribution triangle if necessary, and select Enable Managed Distribution Services. Then click Save.
For a user, click “Send invitation to [device name],” where [device name] is the name given to the device when it was enrolled.
For a group, you may need to select between users not previously invited or users that have not yet enrolled. Selecting between them updates the info status text, letting you know how many invitations will be sent.
For a group, click “Send invitation to users’ devices,” review the confirmation dialog, then click Send.
Note: You must have port 25 open on your firewall for Profile Manager to send the invitation to users. If you want to use your mail server as a relay, select “Relay outgoing mail through ISP” in the Mail service and enter your outgoing mail server name in the window.
Regardless of whether a user has been invited, or invited but not enrolled, iOS and iPadOS devices receive a push notification. Mac computers receive notification in Notification Center.
After the user or all users in a group accept, the user shows as enrolled in the About tab.
Click Active Tasks in the Profile Manager sidebar to view device invitations. Invitations show the user’s full name and the name of the device.