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Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP)

What is the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and the Apple Device Enrollment program (DEP)?

VPP is the solution that enables Apple to deploy applications from single point and manage licenses with mobile device management software on the enterprise side.

Exchanging keys and configuration are performed between mobile device management (MDM) and Apple Business Portal, which is basically used. Paid or free applications via VPP portal are taken up to the number of needs. One-point license management can be performed when this software is synced in an MDM environment. A corporate email address that has not been previously registered with the APP Store needs to be used.

As an example, 20 of X software were purchased and the relevant groups were assigned these software. Then, let’s say that 5 people from the assigned groups have left their jobs (even they did not return their devices), which in this case is needed from the former owners of wasted software, provides infrastructure for assigning new users to the process of VPP.