Creating a Profile

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Send device settings and software to your device through Profiles.

To create a profile:


  1. In the console, click the main menu button and select Profiles from the dropdown menu to enter the Profiles view.
  2. Click the New Profile button in the top right corner and select a platform from the Create Profile dialog box. The Android Plus, Apple and Windows platforms have subcategories of device types. Hover over each platform icon to see more specific device types.
    You can only create profiles for a single platform at a time.
  3. On the General tab, enter a name and description for the profile. The name and description will be visible to the device user.
    In the future, this is where basic information about the profile will appear.
  4. Note: You can create profiles have only configurations or only packages. You do not need to include both.
    Move to the Configurations tab and click the Add Configuration button.
    A list of all the profile available for that device type will appear.
  5. Select a profile configuration and configure it accordingly.
    Profile configurations can differ drastically in requirements. For information on specific configurations, see Profile Configurations.
  6. Repeat for any additional profile configurations you want to add to the profile.
    Note: Some profile configurations have dependencies and prevent you from installing the profile unless both are on the device. For example, you cannot assign a Lockdown profile configuration if there is no Authentication profile configuration also inside the profile.
  7. Move to the Packages tab and click the Add Package button.
  8. Add a package to the profile.
    • If the package is already uploaded to SOTI MobiControl, select it from the packages list and click Add to Profile.
    • If the package is not uploaded to SOTI MobiControl yet, click Add and Browse to the location of the .pcg (or .apk for Android) file you want to add to the profile then click Upload.
    Ensure you select the correct package version.
  9. Repeat for any additional packages you want to add to the profile. Use the arrows to change the order in which packages will be installed.
  10. Optional: If your packages must be installed in a specific order, click Action > Define Package Dependencies beside the package that depends upon the installation of other package.
    1. Beside the package(s) which must be installed to allow the other packages installation, shift the toggle to On to set the dependency.
    2. Click Save.
  11. Click Save and Assign to assign the profile to your devices immediately or Save to save the profile and assign it later.


You've finished creating a profile. All profiles are visible in the Profiles view.