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Apple Business Manager (ABM)

Apple Business Manager is a simple, web-based portal for IT administrators to deploy iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac computers all from one place. When this portal is used with your mobile device management (MDM) solution, you can configure device settings and buy and distribute content.

And Apple Business Manager integrates using federated authentication with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) so you can quickly create employee accounts with Managed Apple IDs.

The Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) are now completely integrated into Apple Business Manager, so organizations can bring together everything needed to deploy Apple devices. These programs will no longer be available starting December 1, 2019.

Apple Business Manager Screenshot

ABM user guide

Apple maintains an online user guide with tutorials on how to assign devices, buy content in bulk and assign it to devices, add locations and more.

ABM User Guide (apple.com)

Device elegibility

Eligible devices are available for assignment to your mobile device management (MDM) solution through Apple Business Manager. After you enroll them, you can assign and manage them using that MDM solution.

Learn More (apple.com)

Adding resellers to ABM

You can add your Apple customer numbers and Reseller IDs by adding supplier information as necessary. For example, a large organization may have more than one Apple customer number or Reseller ID.

Learn More (apple.com)

How to Create your ABM Account

Please make sure to read the DEP Guide before enrolling. Call us at (888) 354-0100 if you have any questions.

1) Create your Apple ID

Visit https://appleid.apple.com and create your account.
Apple will send you an email with a verification link you must click on to activate the account.

2) Go to the ABM Page

Visit https://business.apple.com, and sign in using the email address and password associated to your Apple ID.

1) Complete the Enrollment Form

  • Page 1: Your Contact Information (use a corporate email here, not a free account from gmail, yahoo, etc)
  • Page 2: Contact information of another person who can verify you are authorized to enroll your organization in the Program.
  • Page 3: Company Details and Mac Business Solutions' DEP Reseller ID (1BBEDD30)
  • Page 4: Review Details and Enroll