XenMobile

Web content filter device policy

You can add a device policy in XenMobile to filter web content on iOS devices by using Apple’s auto-filter function in conjunction with specific sites that you add to allow and block lists. This policy is available only on iOS 7.0 and later devices in Supervised mode. For information about placing an iOS device into Supervised mode, see To place an iOS device in Supervised mode by using the Apple Configurator.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

  • Filter type: In the list, click either Built-in or Plug-in, and then follow the procedures that follow for the option you choose. The default is Built-in.

Built-in filter type

  • Web Content Filter
    • Auto filter enabled: Whether to use the Apple auto-filter function to analyze websites for inappropriate content. The default is Off.
    • Permitted URLs: This list is ignored when Auto filter enabled is set to Off. When Auto filter enabled is set to On, the items in this list are always accessible whether or not the auto filter allows access. For each URL you want to add to the allow list, click Add and do the following:
      • Type the URL of the permitted website. You must add http:// or https:// before the web address.
      • Click Save to save the website to the allow list or click Cancel not to save it.
    • Blacklisted URLs: Items in this list are always blocked. For each URL you want to add to the block list, click Add and do the following:
      • Enter the URL of the website to be blocked. You must add http:// or https:// before the web address.
      • Click Save to save the website to the block list or click Cancel not to save it.

        Note:

        The XenMobile Server console includes the terms “blacklist” and “whitelist”. We are changing those terms in an upcoming release to “block list” and “allow list”.

  • Bookmark whitelist
    • Bookmark Whitelist: Specifies the sites that users can access. To enable access to web sites, add their URL.
      • URL: The URL of each web site that users can access. For example, to enable access to the Secure Hub store, add the XenMobile Server URL to the URL list. You must add http:// or https:// before the web address. This field is required.
      • Bookmark folder: Enter an optional bookmark folder name. If this field is left blank, the bookmark is added to the default bookmarks directory.
      • Title: Enter a descriptive title for the web site. For example, type “Google” for the URL https://google.com.
      • Click Save to save the website to the allow list or click Cancel not to save it.

Plug-in filter type

  • Filter name: Enter a unique name for the filter.
  • Identifier: Enter the bundle ID of the plugin that provides the filtering service.
  • Service address: Enter an optional server address. Valid formats are IP address, host name, or URL.
  • User name: Enter an optional user name for the service.
  • Password: Enter an optional password for the service.
  • Certificate: In the list, click an optional identity certificate to be used to authenticate the user to the service. The default is None.
  • Filter WebKit traffic: Select whether to filter WebKit traffic.
  • Filter Socket traffic: Select whether to filter socket traffic.
  • Custom Data: For each custom key you want to add to the web filter, click Add and then do the following:
    • Key: Type the custom key.
    • Value: Type a value for the custom key.
    • Click Save to save the custom key or click Cancel not to save it.
  • Policy settings
    • Remove policy: Choose a method for scheduling policy removal. Available options are Select date and Duration until removal (in hours)
      • Select date: Click the calendar to select the specific date for removal.
      • Duration until removal (in hours): Type a number, in hours, until policy removal occurs. Only available for iOS 6.0 and later.

Web content filter device policy