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Configuring 
BlackBerry UEM Cloud
 for the first time

The following table summarizes the configuration tasks covered in this guide. The tasks are optional based on your organization's needs. Use this table to determine which configuration tasks you should complete.
After you complete the appropriate tasks, you are ready to set up administrators, set up device controls, create users and groups, and activate devices.
Task
Description
You can install, activate, and configure the 
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
 to provide access to your organization's on-premises company directory and to enable secure connectivity features.
You can configure the 
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
 components to send data through a proxy server in your organization’s environment.
If you want to connect 
BlackBerry UEM
 to 
Azure
 
Active Directory
, use 
BlackBerry UEM
 to deploy 
iOS
 and 
Android
 apps managed by 
Microsoft Intune
, or manage 
Windows 10
 apps in 
BlackBerry UEM
, connect 
BlackBerry UEM
 to 
Microsoft Azure
.
If you connect 
BlackBerry UEM
 to your company directory, you can enable directory-linked groups to simplify onboarding and managing users.
If you want to manage and send data to 
iOS
 or 
macOS
 devices, you must obtain a signed CSR from 
BlackBerry
, use it to obtain an APNs certificate from 
Apple
, and register the APNs certificate with the 
BlackBerry UEM
 domain.
To support 
Android
 devices that have a work profile, you need to configure your 
G Suite
 or 
Google Cloud
 domain to support third-party mobile device management providers and configure 
BlackBerry UEM
 to communicate with your 
G Suite
 or 
Google Cloud
 domain.
If you want to use the 
BlackBerry UEM
 management console to manage 
iOS
 devices that your organization purchased from 
Apple
 for DEP, you must configure this feature.
If you want to allow users to use 
BlackBerry Dynamics
 apps, you can set up 
BlackBerry UEM Cloud
 to support the apps.
You can use the management console to migrate users, devices, groups, and other data from a source on-premises 
BES12
 or 
BlackBerry UEM
 database.