Install MDM Plugin for Apple

Learn how to deploy MDM Plugin on a Windows or Linux Plugin Portal to manage Apple devices.

Before you begin

The targeted server host must have a BigFix client running and Plugin Portal installed.

About this task

To deploy MDM plugin for Apple devices:


  1. From the WebUI main page, select Apps > MCM.
  2. On the Modern Client Management page, click Admin.
  3. On the Admin page, from the left navigation under MDM Plugins, click Install ,
  4. In the Target Device section, click Select and select the MDM server in which you want to install the MDM plugin.
  5. Under MDM Plugin Install Type, select Apple as the Operating System.
    Note: You can select more than one operating system to install MDM Plugins for the selected operating systems simultaneously.
  6. Under Parameters, from the MDM Server Address dropdown, select the same MDM Server host name or IP address that you have entered to Install BigFix MDM Service for Apple. This selection enables the Plugin Portal to establish a connection with the selected MDM Server located in the DMZ.


After successful installation, you can find the MDM plugin files at this location:
  • Windows — C:\Program File (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Plugin Portal\Plugins
  • Linux
    • Binaries — /opt/BESPluginPortal/Plugins
    • Data files — /var/opt/BESPluginPortal
Now, you can manage the enrolled Apple endpoints.