Product Documentation

To add a files device policy for Android

Apr 22, 2015

You can add script files to XenMobile that perform certain functions for users, or you can add document files that you want Android device users to be able to access on their devices. When you add the file, you can also specify the directory in which you want the file to be stored on the device. For example, if you want Android users to receive a company document or .pdf file, you can deploy the file to the device and let users know where the file is located.

You can add the following file types with this policy:
  • Text-based files (.xml, .html, .py, and so on)
  • Other files, such as documents, pictures, spreadsheets, or presentations
  • Script files
  1. In the XenMobile console, click Configure > Device Policies. The Device Policies page appears.

    Select Policies page

  2. Click Add. The Add a New Policy dialog box appears.

    Select Files device policy

  3. Click More and then, under Apps, click Files. The Files Policy information page appears.

    Files device 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 Android Platform information page appears.

    Android Files policy information page

  6. In the Android Platform information page, enter the following information:
    1. File to be imported: Select the file to import by clicking Browse and navigating to the file's location.
    2. File type: Select either File or Script. When you select Script, Execute immediately appears. Select whether the script is executed as soon as the file is uploaded. The default is OFF.
    3. Replace macro expressions: Select whether to replace macro token names in a script with a device or user property.
    4. Destination folder: In the list, select the location in which to store the uploaded file.
    5. Destination file name: Optionally, type a different name for the file if it must be changed before being deployed on a device.
    6. Copy file only if different: In the list, select whether to copy the file if it is different from the existing file or to overwrite the existing file.
  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 Files Policy assignment 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.