Apple iOS 11 STIG Ver 1, Rel 4 Checklist Details (Checklist Revisions)

Supporting Resources:


Target CPE Name
Apple iOS 11 cpe:/o:apple:iphone_os:11.0 (View CVEs)

Checklist Highlights

Checklist Name:
Apple iOS 11 STIG
Checklist ID:
Ver 1, Rel 4
Review Status:
Governmental Authority: Defense Information Systems Agency
Original Publication Date:

Checklist Summary:

The Apple iOS 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) provides the technical security policies, requirements, and implementation details for applying security concepts to Apple devices running iOS 11 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 3.1 STIG Template. Requirements compliance is achieved by leveraging a combination of configuration profiles, user-based enforcement (UBE), and reporting. DoD Common Access Card (CAC) and the DoD Information System Consent Banner can be supported with third-party software. The scope of this STIG covers only the Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) and Corporate Owned Business Only (COBO)1 use cases. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Choose Your Own Device (CYOD)2 use cases are not in scope for this STIG. The office of the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) is developing a DoD way forward and business case for BYOD, and the BYOD and/or CYOD use cases may be included in a future version of the STIG. This STIG assumes that for the COPE use case, the technology used for data separation between work apps and data and personal apps and data has been certified by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) as compliant with the data separation requirements of the Protection Profile for Mobile Device Fundamentals (MDF)3. As of the publication date of this STIG, the only data separation technology or application that is NIAP-certified for an Apple iOS device is the native iOS managed – unmanaged application technology. Please see Section 3.5, “Apps”, in the STIG Supplemental document for more information. 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. See the STIG Supplemental document, Section 2.10, “Configuration of Unmanaged Apps”, for more information. Note: If the AO has approved the use/storage of DoD data in one or more personal (unmanaged) apps, allowing unrestricted activity by the user in downloading and installing personal (unmanaged) apps on the iOS 11 device may not be warranted due to the risk of possible loss of or unauthorized access to DoD data. This STIG assumes that if a DoD WiFi network allows an iOS mobile device to connect to the network, the WiFi network complies with the Network Infrastructure STIG; for example, wireless access points and bridges must not be directly connected to the enclave network.

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 Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE) website. This site contains the latest copies of any STIGs, SRGs, and other related security information. The address for the IASE site is

Target Operational Environment:

  • Managed
  • Specialized Security-Limited Functionality (SSLF)

Testing Information:

Not provided.

Regulatory Compliance:

DoDI 8500.01


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Product Support:

Comments or proposed revisions to this document should be sent via email to the following address: DISA will coordinate all change requests with the relevant DoD organizations before inclusion in this document. Approved changes will be made in accordance with the DISA maintenance release schedule.

Point of Contact:


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Change History:

Moved to FINAL - 03/30/2018
updated to v1,r2 - 4/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 5/25/18
updated to Ver 1, Rel 3 - 7/24/18
Updated to FINAL - 8/24/18
Updated to FINAL - 9/25/18
Updated to Ver 1, Rel 4- 10/25/18
Updated to FINAL - 11/26/18
Updated URLs - 6/4/19
Sunset per DISA - 6/4/19
Updated URLs - 9/11/19


URL Description


Reference URL Description Sunset - Apple iOS 11 STIG Release Memo

NIST checklist record last modified on 09/11/2019