What are Managed Apple IDs in Apple School Manager?
Like any Apple ID, Managed Apple IDs are used to sign in to a personal or shared device. They’re also used to access Apple services—including iCloud, iTunes U courses, and collaboration with iWork and Notes—and Apple School Manager. Unlike Apple IDs, Managed Apple IDs are owned and managed by your school or district and are designed to meet the needs of education institutions—including password resets, limitations on communications, and role-based administration. Apple School Manager makes it easy to create a unique Managed Apple ID for each person in bulk. When you use Managed Apple IDs with iWork collaboration, that collaboration is limited to Managed Apple ID accounts within your institution.
Important: A user with a Managed Apple ID can lock themselves out of their account if they enter an incorrect password more than 10 times. To reset their password, the user must contact an administrator, people manager, or another user with password reset privileges.
How Managed Apple IDs are created
Managed Apple IDs are created after you:
Import accounts from your Student Information System (SIS)
Import .csv files using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
Use federated authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD)
Create accounts manually
Important: Keep in mind that every Managed Apple ID must be unique. It also can’t conflict with other Apple IDs that your staff, instructors, and students may already have.