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To add an app inventory device policy

Feb 25, 2015
An app inventory policy in XenMobile lets you collect an inventory of the apps on managed devices, and then the inventory is compared to any app access policies deployed to those devices. In this way, you can detect apps that appear on an app blacklist (forbidden in an app access policy) or whitelist (required in an app access policy) and take action accordingly.
Important: For updated apps to appear in the Updates Available list in the Worx Store on users' Android devices, you must first deploy this policy to the users' devices.
  1. In the XenMobile console, click Configure > Device Policies. The Device Policies page appears.


    Select device policies

  2. Click Add. The Add a New Policy page appears.


    Select app inventory

  3. Click More > App Inventory. The App Inventory Policy page appears.


    App inventory policy information page

  4. In the Policy Information pane, type the following information: .
    1. Policy Name: Type a name for the policy.
    2. Description: Type an optional description of the policy.
  5. Click Next. The Policy Platforms page appears.
    Note: When the Policy Platforms page appears, all platforms are selected and you see the iOS platform configuration panel first.

    iOS app inventory policy information page

    Select the platform or platforms you want to add, and then for each platform do the following:

  6. Leave the default setting or change the setting to OFF. The default is ON.
  7. 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

  8. Click Next. The next platform page appears or the Assignment policy page appears.
  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Click Save to save the policy.