Add media

You add media to Endpoint Management so you can deploy the media to user devices. You can use Endpoint Management to deploy iBooks that you obtain through Apple volume purchase.

After you configure a volume purchase account in Endpoint Management, your purchased and free books appear in Configure > Media. From the Media pages, you configure iBooks for deployment to iOS devices by choosing delivery groups and specifying deployment rules.

The first time that a user receives an iBook and accepts the volume purchase license, deployed books install on the device. The books appear in the Apple iBook app. You can’t disassociate the book license from the user or remove the book from the device. Endpoint Management installs iBooks as required media. If a user deletes an installed book from their device, the book remains in the iBook app, ready for download.

Prerequisites

  • iOS devices

  • Configure iOS volume purchase in Endpoint Management, as described in iOS Volume Purchase.

Configure iBooks

iBooks obtained through volume purchase appear on the Configure > Media page.

iBooks configuration

To configure an iBook for deployment

  1. In Configure > Media, select an iBook and click Edit. The Book Information page appears.

    iBooks configuration

    The Name and Description appear only in the Endpoint Management console and logs.

  2. In the iPhone iBook Settings and iPad iBook Settings pages: While you can optionally change the iBook name and description, Citrix recommends that you don’t change these settings. The image is for your information and isn’t editable. Paid iBook indicates that an iBook is purchased through volume purchase.

    iBooks configuration

    You can also specify deployment rules or view volume purchase information.

    iBooks configuration

  3. Optionally, assign the iBook to delivery groups and set a deployment schedule.

    iBooks configuration

    You can also assign iBooks to delivery groups from the Media tab for Configure > Delivery Groups. Endpoint Management supports required book deployment only.

    iBooks configuration

  4. Use the Media tab for Manage > Devices to view deployment status.

    iBooks configuration

    Note:

    On the Configure > Media page, if you select a book and click Delete, Endpoint Management removes the book from the list. However, the next time Endpoint Management syncs with volume purchase, the book reappears on the list unless it has been removed from volume purchase. Deleting a book from the list doesn’t remove the book from devices.

iBooks appear on user devices as shown in the following example.

iBooks configuration