Product Documentation

To add an AirPlay mirroring device policy for iOS

Apr 24, 2015

The Apple AirPlay feature allows users to wirelessly stream content from an iOS device to a TV screen through Apple TV, or to mirror exactly what’s on a device display to a TV screen or another Mac computer.

You can add a device policy in XenMobile to add specific AirPlay devices (such as Apple TV or another Mac computer) to users' iOS devices. You also have the option of adding devices to a whitelist for supervised devices, which limits users to only the AirPlay devices on the whitelist. For information about placing a device into Supervised mode, see To place an iOS device in Supervised mode by using the Apple Configurator.
Note: Before proceeding, be sure to have the device IDs and any passwords for all the devices you want to add.
  1. In the XenMobile console, click Configure > Device Policies. The Device Policies page appears.


    Select Policies page

  2. Click Add to add a new policy. The Add a New Policy dialog box appears.


    Select AirPlay mirroring

  3. Click More and then, under End user, click AirPlay Mirroring. The AirPlay Mirroring Policy page appears.


    AirPlay mirroring policy information page

  4. In the Policy Information pane, enter the following information:
    1. Policy Name: Type a descriptive name for the policy.
    2. Description: Optionally, type a description of the policy.
  5. Click Next. The iOS Platform Information page appears.


    iOS AirPlay mirroring device policy information page

  6. On the iOS Platform Information page, enter the following information:
    1. AirPlay Password: Click Add and then do the following:
      1. Device ID: Enter the device ID in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
      2. Password: Enter an optional password for the device.
      3. Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
      4. Repeat steps i. through iii. for each device you want to add.
    2. Whitelist ID: Click Add and then do the following to limit supervised devices to only those device IDs on the whitelist:
      Note: This list is ignored for unsupervised devices.
      1. Device ID: Enter the device ID in xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx format. This field is not case-sensitive.
      2. Click Add to add the device or click Cancel to cancel adding the device.
      3. Repeat steps i. and ii. for each device you want to add to the whitelist.
      Note: To delete an existing device, hover over the line containing the listing and click the trash can icon on the right-hand side. A confirmation dialog box appears. Click Delete to delete the listing or Cancel to keep the listing.

      To edit an existing device, hover over the line containing the listing and click the pen icon on the right-hand side. Make any changes to the listing and then click Save to save the changed listing or Cancel to leave the listing unchanged.

  7. Under Policy Settings, next to Remove policy, click either Select date or Duration until removal (in days).
  8. If you click Select date, click the calendar to select the specific date for removal.
  9. In the Allow user to remove policy list, click Always, Password required, or Never.
  10. If you click Password required, next to Removal password, type the necessary password.


    Policy removal settings

  11. Expand Deployment Rules and then configure the following settings: The Base tab appears by default.


    Deployment rules

    1. In the lists, click options to determine when the policy should be deployed.
      1. You can choose to deploy the policy when all conditions are met or when any conditions are met. The default option is All.
      2. Click New Rule to define the conditions.
      3. In the lists, click the conditions, such as Device ownership and BYOD, as shown in the preceding figure.
      4. Click New Rule again if you want to add more conditions. You can add as many conditions as you would like.
    2. Click the Advanced tab to combine the rules with Boolean options.


      Advanced deployment rules with base rules

      The conditions you chose on the Base tab appear.
    3. You can use more advanced Boolean logic to combine, edit, or add rules.
      1. Click AND, OR, or NOT.
      2. In the lists that appear, choose the conditions that you want to add to the rule and then click the Plus sign (+) on the right-hand side to add the condition to the rule.

        At any time, you can click to select a condition and then click EDIT to change the condition or Delete to remove the condition.

      3. Click New Rule again if you want to add more conditions.

        In this example, the device ownership must be BYOD, the device local encryption must be True, and the device mobile country code cannot be only Andorra.

        Advanced deployment rules complete

  12. Click Next. The AirPlay Mirroring Policy assignment page appears.
  13. Next to Choose delivery groups, type to find a delivery group or select a group or groups in the list to which you want to assign the policy. The groups you select appear in the right-hand Delivery groups to receive app assignment list.


    Policy assignment page

  14. Expand Deployment Schedule and then configure the following settings:
    1. Next to Deploy, click ON to schedule deployment or click OFF to prevent deployment. The default option is ON. If you choose OFF, no other options need to be configured.
    2. Next to Deployment schedule, click Now or Later. The default option is Now.
    3. If you click Later, click the calendar icon and then select the date and time for deployment.
    4. Next to Deployment condition, click On every connection or click Only when previous deployment has failed. The default option is On every connection.
    5. Next to Deploy for always-on connection, click ON or OFF. The default option is OFF.
      Note: This option applies when you have configured the scheduling background deployment key in Settings > Server Properties. The always-on option is not available for iOS devices.
    Note: The deployment schedule you configure is the same for all platforms. Any changes you make apply to all platforms, except for Deploy for always on connection, which does not apply to iOS.


    Deployment schedule

  15. Click Save to save the policy.