Deploying devices with a Managed Apple ID
Like any Apple ID, Managed Apple IDs are used to sign in (in Settings in iOS and iPadOS and System Preferences in macOS) 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 and Apple Business Manager.
In Apple School Manager, Managed Apple IDs are owned and managed by the organization 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. Managed Apple IDs don’t support Family Sharing.
In Apple Business Manager, Managed Apple IDs are owned and managed by the organization—including password resets and role-based administration. Apple Business Manager makes it easy to create a unique Managed Apple ID for each person in bulk. Managed Apple IDs don’t support Family Sharing.
Apple has received certifications of conformance for Managed Apple IDs.
How Managed Apple IDs are created
Managed Apple IDs are created after you:
Import accounts from your Student Information System (SIS) (Apple School Manager only)
Import .csv files using the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) (Apple School Manager only)
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 other users may already have.