Business policy enforcement is Miradore feature that allows administrators to automate the deployment of applications, files, certificates and configuration profiles.
To see more about configuration profiles click here.
To see more about application deployment click here.
This article shows how to create a business policy in Miradore. As an example we will create a business policy that enforces passcode requirements to all devices in the company’s marketing and sales department. In addition, the business policy installs the Adobe Reader application.
Creating a Business Policy
1. Navigate to Management > Business policies where you can see the list of currently created business policies.
2. Click Add to open a wizard for defining business policy rules.
3. Define the group of devices, a scope, to which the business policy will be applied.
You can either choose to apply the business policy to all devices or use device tagging to restrict the scope to devices with specific tags. For example, you can create separate business policies for the company’s head and branch offices when the devices or their assigned users have been tagged correctly.
If you configure multiple tags to one business policy, device or its user must have all of the configured tags to include the device to the scope of the business policy.
For example, you are having:
- Business Policy #1 with tags (A) & (B)
- Business Policy #2 with tag (B)
- Business Policy #3 with tag (C)
A device with tag (B) will only receive the policy #2.
A device with tags (A) & (B) will receive policies #1 and #2.
A device with tags (A) & (C) will only receive policy #3. (The device will not receive #1 because tag (B) is missing.)
A device with tags (B) & (C) will receive policies #2 and #3. (The device will not recieve #1 because device does not have the required tags.)
4. Select the configuration profiles for the business policy. In this following example we want to enforce passcode requirements for all platform (Android, iOS and Windows Phone) devices.
5. Select the applications for the business policy. In this following example we want install the Adobe Reader application.
6. Next you can select files (for Android devices) and certificates (for iOS and Android devices) for the business policy.
7. Define the name and description of the business policy.
8. Check that the business policy has been correctly configured. This wizard step shows an overview of the configuration and how many devices it will be applied.
To create business policy press Create.
Editing the existing business policy
After the business policy has been created you can monitor progression (i.e. configuration profile deployments and application deployments) and edit the configuration by opening the business policy page. There are few things to consider when editing the existing business policy.
1. Each time a device is connecting to Miradore server, it is checked if there are some business policies applying to the device. All changes made to the existing business policy are valid immediately.
2. Removing applications, configuration profiles, files or certificates from business policies remove them also from the applicable devices.
3. Pay attention, especially, when editing tags of the business policy. Tags are defining the group of the devices the business policy is applied to. For example, when removing all the tags from the business policy, it is applied to all devices in the system.