Product Documentation

Add media

Sep 06, 2017

You add media to XenMobile so you can deploy the media to user devices. You can use XenMobile to deploy iBooks that you obtain through the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP).

After you configure a VPP account in XenMobile, 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 VPP 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. XenMobile 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.


Configure iBooks

iBooks obtained through VPP appear on the Configure > Media page.

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To configure an iBook for deployment:

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

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The Name and Description appear only in the XenMobile console and logs.

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 VPP.

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You can also specify deployment rules or view VPP information.

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

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

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

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

iBooks appear on user devices as shown in these samples.

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