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Apple OS/iPad OS 15 STIG Ver 1, Rel 3 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Supporting Resources:


Target CPE Name
Apple OS/iPad OS 15 cpe:/o:apple:iphone_os:15.0 (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Apple OS/iPad OS 15 STIG
Checklist ID:
Ver 1, Rel 3
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

The Apple iOS/iPadOS 15 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for applying security concepts to Apple devices running iOS/iPadOS 15 that process, store, or transmit unclassified data marked as “Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)” or below. The STIG is based on the Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals (MDFPP) version 3.2 STIG Template. Requirements compliance is achieved by leveraging a combination of configuration profiles, user-based enforcement (UBE), and reporting. The scope of this STIG covers only the Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) and Corporate Owned Business Only (COBO)1 use cases. The items addressed in the STIG are not specific to an iOS/iPadOS hardware type/model; rather, they are tied to the version of the operating system running on the iPhone or iPad (e.g., iOS 15 or iPadOS 15). This STIG assumes that for the COPE use case, the technology used for data separation between work apps, data and personal apps, and data that has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is compliant with the data separation requirements of the MDFPP2. As of the publication date of this STIG, the only data separation technology or application that is NIAP-certified for an Apple iOS/iPadOS device is the native iOS/iPadOS managed/unmanaged application technology. The configuration requirements and controls implemented by this STIG allow unrestricted activity by the user in downloading and installing personal (unmanaged) apps and data (music, photos, etc.) with Authorizing Official (AO) approval and within any restrictions imposed by the AO.

Checklist Role:

  • Operating System

Known Issues:

Not provided.

Target Audience:

Parties within the DoD and Federal Government’s computing environments can obtain the applicable STIG from the Cyber Exchange website at https://cyber.mil/. This site contains the latest copies of STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. Those without a Common Access Card (CAC) that has DoD Certificates can obtain the STIG from https://public.cyber.mil/.

Target Operational Environment:

  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)

Testing Information:

Not provided.

Regulatory Compliance:

This document is provided under the authority of DoDI 8500.01.


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Product Support:

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Point of Contact:

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Change History:

status change to final - 12/6/2021
corrected title - 1/10/2022
updated URLs - 1/26/2022
Updated resource per DISA - 8/1/22


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NIST checklist record last modified on 08/06/2022