Creating a Profile

About this task

Use a profile to send device settings and software to your device. Profiles can only be created for a single platform at a time. Ensure you are on the correct platform tab.

If you are adding a package to your profile, make sure it is uploaded to SOTI MobiControl before beginning this task.

To create a profile:


  1. On the Profiles tab, click the Add button.
  2. Enter a name and description in the Add Profile dialog box.
    The name and description will be visible to the device user.
  3. If applicable, select the type of device from the Type drop-down list. The Windows Modern and Android Plus platforms contain additional device types with different functionality.
    • Android Plus contains Android Plus, Samsung KNOX and Android Enterprise
    • Windows Modern contains Windows Phone and Windows Desktop
  4. Switch to the Configurations tab in the Add Profile dialog box and click the Add button.
  5. Select a configuration from the drop-down list.
    For information on specific configurations, refer to Profile Configurations.
  6. Complete the necessary modifications and click OK to save your specifications to the configuration.
  7. Add any additional configurations to the profile.
  8. Switch to the Packages tab in the Add Profile dialog box and click the Add button.
    If you have not previously added a package to SOTI MobiControl, go to Packages for more information. You can save the profile as a draft and complete it later.
  9. Select which packages to add to this profile from the list of available packages in the Add Package dialog box.
  10. Use the up and down arrow buttons to edit the package order.
    Package order determines installation order.
  11. Click OK when you are satisfied with the order of your packages.
  12. If your packages must be installed in a specific order, click Action then Define Package Dependencies in the Add Profile dialog box.
  13. Click OK once your package dependencies are set.
  14. Click Save and Assign to assign the profile to your devices immediately or Save to save the profile for later.


After you have saved or assigned a profile, you can edit, clone, revoke, disable or delete it by selecting the profile from the Profile List panel and clicking the Action drop-down button underneath the Platform tabs.