iPhone Profile Files

So earlier today I posted about creating a profile file, but here’s what it actually looks like to the end user. I exported mine to a file and then emailed it to myself. Check out the stellar service AT&T was providing me with at the time.

The email with attachment.


Clicking the attachment brings up this screen. Notice I didn’t sign my profile with a certificate.


Clicking the More Details button gives me, well, more details.


And to reinforce the fact that I didn’t sign my cert (or that it can’t be validated up to a trusted root certificate) the iPhone issues me this warning.


And because I’m like anyone else I just press Install Now and continue on. A few seconds later the Wi-Fi icon popped up on my phone and I could see I had been connected to the network provided in the profile. All is groovy.



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Hi there. My name is Tom Pacyk and this is my small home on the web. I love the intersection of design, technology, and communication, which is a combination that led me to a career in sales and marketing roles at places like Zoom and ServiceNow. They're a bit old now, but I also had the opportunity to publish a couple of books along the way.

Portland, Oregon is home for me, my wife Beth, and our three kids, but I'm actually a Midwestern transplant—I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to school at Purdue and Illinois. When I find some free time I'm probably going to concerts, rooting for the Portland Timbers, or working on my Sunshine Burn Photography project.