Apple Integration with Azure Active Directory- Apple has combined the capabilities of the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and Volume Purchase Program (Apple VPP) to simplify managing Apple devices and apps to a single portal known as Apple Business Manager (ABM). It provides additional control over the enrollment of devices, distribution of app and media licenses, and Apple program administrators. Apple Business Manager became publicly available in the spring of 2018 and is a natural consolidation of the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) portals.
If your business is using Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) as your identity provider, then you can use Federated Authentication to connect your instance of Azure AD with Apple Business Manager. This is a great way to create a seamless login experience for your employees.
The process to enroll:
If your organization currently uses the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), you need to upgrade their Business Manager. If your organization only uses the Volume Purchase Program (VPP), you can enrol in Apple Business Manager and then invite existing VPP Purchasers to your new account. Upgrade to continue using the Device Enrollment Program and Volume Purchase Program. Apple Deployment Programs are no longer available as of December 1, 2019.
Key reasons to migrate from Apple DEP/Apple VPP to Apple Business Manager: