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Apple iOS/iPadOS 17 must be configured to enforce an application installation policy by specifying one or more authorized application repositories, including [selection: DOD-approved commercial app repository, MDM server, mobile application store].


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-258326 AIOS-17-007000 SV-258326r927661_rule Medium
Forcing all applications to be installed from authorized application repositories can prevent unauthorized and malicious applications from being installed and executed on mobile devices. Allowing such installations and executions could cause a compromise of DOD data accessible by these unauthorized/malicious applications. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #8a
Apple iOS/iPadOS 17 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-10-10


Check Text ( C-62067r927659_chk )
Review configuration settings to confirm "Allow Trusting New Enterprise App Authors" is disabled.

This procedure is performed in the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool and on the iPhone and iPad.

Note: If an organization has multiple configuration profiles, the check procedure must be performed on the relevant configuration profiles applicable to the scope of the review.

In the Management tool, verify "Allow Trusting New Enterprise App Authors" is disabled.

On the iPhone and iPad:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Tap "General".
3. Tap "VPN & Device Management".
4. Tap the Configuration Profile from the Apple iOS/iPadOS management tool containing the restrictions policy.
5. Tap "Restrictions".
6. Verify "Trusting enterprise apps not allowed" is listed.

If "Allow Trusting New Enterprise App Authors" is not disabled in the iOS/iPadOS management tool or on the iPhone and iPad, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-61991r927660_fix)
Install a configuration profile to disable "Allow Trusting New Enterprise App Authors".