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iOS Exchange Provision Configuration Guide


Use this guide to enable the provisioning of end-users' iOS devices to access Microsoft Exchange without requiring the Exchange password or manual setup.


1. Ensure the device is running iOS v5.0+

2. Procure a Microsoft Exchange account

3. Set up a directory Service Account with read access for SecureAuth IdP

4. Create a New Realm for the iOS Exchange Provision in the SecureAuth IdP Web Admin

5. Configure the following tabs in the Web Admin before configuring the Post Authentication tab:

  • Overview – the description of the realm and SMTP connections must be defined

  • Data – an enterprise directory must be integrated with SecureAuth IdP

  • Workflow – the way in which users will access this application must be defined

  • Multi-Factor Methods – the Multi-Factor Authentication methods that will be used to access this page (if any) must be defined

iOS Configuration Steps

1. Download the Apple Configurator from Apple

Apple Configurator


2. In the Supervise section under Settings, click the + button, and select Create New Profile...



3. In the General section, provide a Name for the profile, e.g. iOS Exchange

4. Set the Organization, Description, and Consent Message fields to preferred values

Exchange ActiveSync


5. In the Exchange ActiveSync section, provide an Account Name for the Exchange ActiveSync account, e.g. iOS Exchange

6. Set the Exchange ActiveSync Host to the Exchange Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), e.g.

7. Check the Use SSL box


Leave the remaining fields blank as they will be automatically populated during the provisioning process

8. Click Save


9. Select the new profile (iOS Exchange) from the Profiles field, and Export the profile

10. Uncheck the Sign Configuration Profile option

11. Save the iOS Exchange Profile as a .mobileconfig template file

SecureAuth IdP Configuration Steps




This step is for Active Directory data stores only; if using different directory, the values will need to be mapped appropriately in the data store

1. In the Profile Fields section, map the userPrincipalName (UPN) to the SecureAuth IdP Property, e.g. Aux ID 1

2. Map the distinguishedName (DN) to the SecureAuth IdP Property, e.g Aux ID 12


Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Data page to avoid losing changes

Post Authentication


3. Select iOS Exchange Provision from the Authenticated User Redirect dropdown in the Post Authentication tab in the Web Admin

4. An unalterable URL will be auto-populated in the Redirect To field, which will append to the domain name and realm number in the address bar (Authorized/iOSExchange.aspx)

User ID Mapping


5. Select Authenticated User ID from the User ID Mapping dropdown

iPhone / Android


6. Click Choose File to upload the 3.0 Template, and select the iOS Exchange Profile file from the iOS Configuration Steps

iOS Profile Provision for Microsoft Exchange


7. Select Aux ID 1 (or the Property to which the userPrincipalName is mapped) from the UPN Mapping dropdown

8. Select Aux ID 2 (or the Property to which the distinguishedName is mapped) from the DN Mapping dropdown

9. Provide any DC Exclusions to simplify the user ID, e.g. DC=com,DC=local, making the user ID domain/username


Click Save once the configurations have been completed and before leaving the Post Authentication page to avoid losing changes

Forms Auth / SSO Token


10. Click View and Configure FormsAuth keys / SSO token to configure the token/cookie settings and to configure this realm for Single Sign-on (SSO)

These are optional configurations