Apple School Manager

Apple School Manager (ASM) is a web-based portal that offers IT Departments (technology managers, IT Administrators, staff and instructors) help with managing devices using Automated Device Enrollment, purchasing content and creating user accounts.

By integrating the Apple School Manager with your MDM solution, you can streamline the enrollment process by integrating your SIS or SFTP, importing classes and the school’s hierarchy into this portal. It is also possible to consolidate purchasing educational content licenses with the Apps and Books area within Apple School Manager.

Apple School Manager also allows you to create Managed Apple IDs for teachers and students within the school’s domain as well as manage school devices and assign them to the MDM server. Learn more about Apple School Manager in our special article about the Apple deployment programs.

How do you open an Apple School Manager account?

If your school is not enrolled in the Apple School Manager program yet, you can request it using the Apple School Manager portal.

If you have a Device Enrollment Program (DEP) account and/or a Volume Purchase Program (VPP) account, you need to consolidate the accounts under the Apple School Manager.

To upgrade from Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to Apple School Manager, please follow the instructions described in the following documentation from Apple:

It's important that your organization upgrade to Apple School Manager. DEP and VPP deployment program will no longer be available starting December 1, 2019. You can learn more here: