Product Documentation

Storage encryption device policies

Apr 08, 2015

You create storage encryption device policies in XenMobile to encrypt internal and external storage, and, depending on the device, to prevent users from using a storage card on their devices.

You can create policies for Samsung SAFE, Windows 8.1 Tablet, and Android Sony devices. Each platform requires a different set of values, which are described in detail in the following steps.

Note: For Samsung SAFE devices, before configuring this policy, make sure the following requirements are met:
  • You must set the Screen Lock option on users' devices.
  • Users' devices must be plugged in and 80% charged.
  • The device must require a password containing both numbers and letters or symbols.
  1. In the XenMobile console, click Configure > Device Policies. The Device Policies page appears.


    Device Policies page

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


    Select storage encriyption

  3. Click More and then under Security, click Storage Encryption. The Storage Encryption Policy information page appears.


    Storage encryption device policy information page

  4. In the Policy Information pane, type the following information:
    1. Policy Name: Type a descriptive 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 Samsung SAFE platform configuration panel first.
  6. Under Platforms, select the platforms for which you want to configure this policy. If this is the only platform you are configuring, clear any other platforms that may be selected.
    • If you select Samsung SAFE:

      • Encrypt internal storage: Select whether to encrypt internal storage on users' devices. Internal storage includes device memory and internal storage. The default is ON.
      • Encrypt external storage: Select whether to encrypt external storage on users' devices. The default is ON.

      Storage encryption policy information page

    • If you select Windows Phone 8.1:

      • Require device encryption: Select whether to encrypt users' devices. The default is OFF.
      • Disable storage card: Select whether to prevent users from using a storage card on their devices. The default is OFF.

      Windows Phone 8.1 storage encryption device policy information page

    • If you select Android Sony, for Encrypt external storage, select whether to encrypt external storage on users' devices. The device must require a password containing both numbers and letters or symbols. The default is ON.


      Android Sony storage encryption device policy information page

  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 Storage Encryption 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.