Create Managed Apple IDs in Apple Business Manager
Recommended Managed Apple ID structure
A Managed Apple ID should be different from a user’s personal or work email address to help avoid confusion and possible conflicts with an existing Apple ID. Managed Apple IDs also can’t be more than 128 characters.
A unique username to the left-hand side of the at sign (@).
You can use information from the user’s account, such as an email address or other account name, as the unique username. You can also create a unique username from their names, initials or ID numbers. If two users end up with the same username, Apple Business Manager will add a number to differentiate them.
For example, scottmiller1@ would be the unique username.
Text immediately to the right-hand side of the @ sign.
Apple recommends using “appleid.” as the text for all accounts.
For example, scottmiller1@appleid. would be the beginning of the full Managed Apple ID.
The domain of your organisation.
For example, a fully complete Managed Apple ID would be email@example.com.
Important: This should be your organisation’s registered domain name. Do not use a domain name you created, because this can cause all created Managed Apple IDs to fail.
Be sure you use the same formula for all Managed Apple IDs in your organisation.
Note: Managed Apple IDs cannot contain more than 256 characters.
Create Managed Apple IDs from existing email addresses
Managed Apple IDs do not have to be different from user email addresses. If everybody in your organisation has an email address and those addresses have never been used for the Device Enrolment Programme, Volume Purchase Programme or personal iTunes or iCloud accounts, then you can choose to create Managed Apple IDs using those email addresses.
Important: If you choose to use existing email addresses for Managed Apple IDs, the user will have to remember two passwords — the original one that is associated with their email address, and the one associated with their Managed Apple ID.
Managed Apple IDs, roles and passwords
When you create each account, you assign a role that defines the privileges for that account.
Create Managed Apple IDs
In Apple Business Manager , click Settings at the bottom of the sidebar, then click Managed Apple IDs below Organisation Settings.
Click Edit to view the options for the Managed Apple ID. They are:
Domain: this option is everything to the right of ”@appleid.” in the Managed Apple ID.
Include “appleid.” in the domain: this option prevents potential conflicts by prepending “appleid.” to the existing domain name.