Product Documentation

Device Policies

Mar 03, 2015

You can configure how XenMobile works with your devices by creating policies. Although many policies are common to all devices, each device has a set of policies specific to its operating system. As a result, you may find differences between iOS, Android, and Windows devices, and even between different manufacturers' devices running Android.

Before you create a new policy, be sure you complete these steps:

  • Create any delivery groups you plan to use.
  • Install any necessary CA certificates.

The basic steps to create a device policy are as follows:

  1. Name and describe the policy.
  2. Configure one or more platforms.
  3. Create deployment rules (optional).
  4. Assign the policy to delivery groups.
  5. Configure the deployment schedule (optional).

The Device Policies Page in the Console

You work with device policies on the XenMobile console Device Policies page. To get to the Device Policies page, click Configure > Device Policies. From here, you can add new policies, see the status of existing policies, and edit or delete policies.

The Device Policies page contains a table showing all the current policies.

To edit or delete a policy on the Device Policies page, you can select the check box next to a policy to show the options menu above the policy list, or you click a policy in the list to show the options menu on the right side of the listing. If you click Show More, policy details appear.

To add a device policy

  1. On the Device Policies page, click Add.

    The Add a New Policy dialog box appears. You can expand More to see additional policies.

  2. To find the policy you want to add, do one of the following:
    • Click the policy.

      The Policy Information page for the selected policy appears.

    • Type the name of the policy in the search field. As you type, potential matches appear. If your policy is in the list, click it. Only your selected policy remains in the dialog box. Click it to open the Policy Information page for that policy.
      Important: If your selected policy is in the More area, it is only visible if you expand More.

  3. Select the platforms you want to include in the policy. Configuration pages for the selected platforms appear in Step 5.
    Note: Only those platforms supported by the policy are listed.

  4. Complete the Policy Information page and then click Next. The Policy Information page collects information, such as the policy name, to help you identify and track your policies. This page is similar for all policies.
  5. Complete the platform pages. Platform pages appear for each platform you selected in Step 3. These pages are different for each policy. Each policy may be different between platforms. Not all policies are supported by all platforms. Click Next to move to the next platform page or, when all the platform pages are complete, to the Assignment page.
  6. On the Assignments page, select the delivery groups to which you want to apply the policy. When you click a delivery group, the group appears in the Delivery groups to receive app assignment box.
    Note: The Delivery groups to receive app assignment box does not appear until you select a delivery group.

  7. Click Save.

    The policy is added to the Device Policies table.

To edit or delete a device policy

  1. In the Device Policies table, select the check box next to the policy you want to edit or delete.
  2. Click Edit or Delete.
    • If you click Edit, you can edit any and all settings.
    • If you click Delete, in the confirmation dialog box, click Delete again.