The free version of Miradore offers a multitude of capabilities for securing Android and iOS devices remotely. One of these is the configuration profile for controlling the use of the screen lock passcode in mobile devices, including the passcode complexity requirements.
From this article you can find instructions for specifying a passcode policy, applying the passcode policy to any number of devices, and how to follow through on policy compliance with reports. If you are interested to configure passcode for Android work profile, please see the instructions from here.
Before you start
To enable a screen lock passcode policy with Miradore:
- Go to your Miradore site (if you are not yet registered, you can register here).
- Make sure you have administrator access to your Miradore site.
- Some devices will already need to be enrolled in Miradore (if not, here are instructions for doing so).
Defining the policy
In Miradore, go to Management > Configuration profiles and open the configuration wizard by clicking the button Add.
- Choose the device platform for which the configuration profile will be created.
- Choose the type of configuration profile. In this case, choose Passcode.
- Next, you can configure the passcode settings and requirements.
If you want to create a similar passcode configuration profile for other device platforms, simply repeat the above steps, but choose another device platform when starting to create the profile.
Deploying the policy
The easiest way to apply a passcode policy to devices is to do it through the Devices view (see screenshot below).
First, filter and sort the view according to your preferences and then use the check boxes in the leftmost column to choose the devices that should be affected. Open the configuration wizard by clicking Deploy > Deploy configuration profile.
Follow the instructions of the wizard: choose the passcode policy that you created earlier, go forward to confirm the deployment and start the distribution.
Following through on compliance
You can track the progress of the policy deployment from Management > Action log (see screenshot below). By filtering with Model and Action type columns, you can quickly spot if the policy deployment has failed for any of the devices.
For general reporting purposes, you can utilize the Dashboard view that shows you a variety of charts and widgets that visualize the status of your managed mobile devices. Here you can get an overall picture whether your devices on ALL platforms have any passcode set. If you click on the red section of the doughnut, you will see a list of the devices that still do not have a passcode set.
Miradore Premium plan lets you create business policies
In addition to the capabilities discussed above, our Premium Plan offers the opportunity to create advanced business policies. With the upgraded plan, your selected configuration policies, files, and applications can be automatically deployed to all devices that are within the scope of your organization’s mobile device management guidelines.
This is an efficient way to make sure that all devices are and remain compliant with the company’s policies and regulations. In addition, it removes an administrative burden since required configuration profiles and applications are automatically deployed to enrolled devices.
With more oversight and less labor, you can spend time working on other mission-critical or time-sensitive IT issues for your organization.