What is Apple School Manager?
Apple School Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators that provides a fast, streamlined way for you to deploy Apple devices that your organisation has purchased directly from Apple or from a participating Apple Authorised Reseller or network provider. You can automatically enrol devices in your mobile device management (MDM) solution without having to physically touch or prepare the devices before users get them.
Apple School Manager is a central element of modern device deployment for educational institutions. See the Education Deployment Guide to learn more about the steps of deploying Apple devices successfully in your learning environment for both one-to-one and shared deployments.
Using your MDM, you can simplify the setup process for users, configure device settings, and distribute apps and books you purchase in Apple School Manager.
So that you can quickly create accounts with school rosters and classes, Apple School Manager also integrates with your existing environment. You can integrate with Student Information Systems (SISs) either directly or using SFTP. And you can integrate with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) using federated authentication or using System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM), enabling students and teachers to sign in to Apple services with their existing Azure AD credentials.
Apple maintains certifications in compliance with the ISO/IEC 27001 and 27018 standards to enable Apple customers to address their regulatory and contractual obligations. These certifications provide our customers with an independent attestation over Apple’s Information Security and Privacy practices for in-scope systems. For more information, see the Apple Support article Apple Internet Services Certifications.
Note: To learn whether Apple School Manager is available in your country or region, see the Apple Support article Availability of Apple programmes and payment methods for education and business.