Product Documentation

To add an LDAP device policy for iOS

Mar 03, 2015

You create an LDAP policy for iOS devices in XenMobile to provide information about an LDAP server to use, including any necessary account information. The policy also provides a set of LDAP search policies to use when querying the LDAP server.

You need the LDAP host name before configuring this policy.

  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 LDAP

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


    LDAP 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 iOS Platform information page appears.


    iOS LDAP policy information page

  6. On the iOS Platform information page, enter the following information:
    1. Account description: Enter an optional account description.
    2. Account user name: Enter an optional user name.
    3. Account password: Enter an optional password. Use this only with encrypted profiles.
    4. LDAP host name: Enter the LDAP server host name. This field is required.
    5. Use SSL: Select whether to use a Secure Socket Layer connection to the LDAP server. The default is ON.
    6. Search Settings: Click Add and then do the following:
      Note: You can enter as many search settings as you want, but you should add at least one search setting to make the account useful.
      1. Description: Enter a description of the search setting. This field is required.
      2. Scope: In the list, click Base, One level, or Subtree to define how deeply into the LDAP tree to search. The default is Base.
        • Base searches the node pointed to by Search base.
        • One level searches the Base node and one level below it.
        • Subtree searches the Base node, plus all of its children, regardless of depth.
      3. Search base: Enter the path to the node at which to start searching. For example, ou=people or 0=example corp. This field is required.
      4. Click Add to add the search setting or click Cancel to cancel adding the search setting.
      5. Repeat steps i. through iv. for each search setting you want to add.
      Note: To delete an existing search setting, 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 search setting, 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 LDAP 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.