Mac OS X - Ability to download/install Location or Network Profile?

Posted on 2011-10-14
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

I've been searching the web for a solution to be able to remotely configure a Location or Network WiFi profile by downloading it on a Mac OS x but haven't found anything yet. Ideally the user should be able to download a Location profile with WiFi configuration details (e.g. SSID, Authentication Type) in form of a xml file from a web site and be able to install it on this Mac.

Has anyone done this or knows how to do it?

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    Macintosh OS X Lion Server has Profile Manager which will let you do this.  Is that the kind of thing you are looking for?

    Profile Manager offers you simple yet powerful ways to set up and remotely manage computers running Lion and iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. It also simplifies the creation of new configuration profiles and user accounts for mail, calendar, contacts, and chat; enforcement of restrictions; PIN and password policies; configuration of system settings; and more. Because it’s integrated with the Apple Push Notification service, Profile Manager can send out updated configurations over the air automatically. And it includes web-based administration, so you can manage your server from any modern web browser. Profile Manager even gives users access to a self-service web portal where they can download and install new configuration profiles, as well as clear passcodes and remotely lock or wipe devices that are lost or stolen.


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