In any payload field, you can use variables to create information that’s dynamically resolved by Profile Manager when the configuration profile is sent to managed devices or assigned to a user. This lets you create profiles that can be used across a variety of situations and devices.
The substitution variables you can specify are described below. You can combine the variables with static text, such as “%firstname.lastname@example.org”.
User information variables
These variables are resolved using information from the user’s directory (Open Directory) record.
The user’s full name—for example, Karl Bohn
The user’s first name—for example, Karl
The user’s last name—for example, Bohn
The user’s email address
The user’s job title
The user’s mobile telephone number
The user’s short name—for example, kbohn
The user’s guid—for example, 237
Device information variables
These variables are resolved using information from the device record in Profile Manager.
The ICCID from the device’s SIM card, if present
The common version number of the device’s OS, such as “10.9”
The device’s serial number
The device’s product name, such as “MacBook”
An alphanumeric representation of the OS version installed on the device, such as “11J66”
The device’s International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI), if present
The MAC address of the device’s Wi-Fi interface
802.1X network variables
On Mac computers, you can use the following variables in the 802.1X user name fields. These variables are resolved on the device during installation of the configuration profile. You can combine these variables with static text, such as Mac.%HardwareUUID%, to create a compound user name.
Active Directory computer ID
Active Directory domain
Active Directory forest name
Active Directory GUID
Active Directory DNS Name
Active Directory Kerberos ID
The computer’s name, as set in System Preferences > Sharing
The computer’s unique identifier
The computer’s DNS name, such as mac1.example.com
The computer’s local network name, such as Mac1.local
The computer’s default (en0) MAC address
The computer’s serial number