Apple Rolls Out iPhone Configuration Utility

Apple released iPhone Configuration Utility 1.0 and iPhone Configuration Web Utility 1.0 on Thursday. The enterprise applications are designed to let IT departments create, maintain, and distribute configuration profiles for iPhone and iPod touch users.

Configuration profiles are XML files that contain device security policies, VPN configuration information, Wi-Fi settings, APN settings, Exchange account settings, mail settings, and certificates that permit iPhone and iPod touch to work with enterprise systems.

iPhone Configuration Utility lets users create, maintain, and sign configuration profiles, track and install provisioning profiles and authorized applications, and capture device information including console logs in a Mac OS X-based application. iPhone Configuration Web Utility lets users create, sign and distribute configuration profiles from a Web browser.

iPhone Configuration Utility 1.0, and iPhone Configuration Web Utility 1.0 for Mac and Windows are available for download at the Apple Support Web site.