A device tag is a word or phrase which describes the characteristics of a device in Miradore. Tags can be used to represent the device role, status, usage, or any other property of a device that is meaningful to the management of devices. For example, one could add a “Personal use” tag for all devices that are used solely for personal purposes.
What are tags used for?
1. Identifying, grouping, and searching devices
With tags, it is easy to find and manage named groups of devices.
2. Targeting business policies
Moreover, tags can be used in business policies to define devices where the policy applies. In other words, chosen applications and configuration profiles, for example, passcode requirements, restrictions and Wi-Fi configurations, can be automatically installed to a group of devices defined by tags.
This makes tagging an effective tool to ensure that enrolled devices are compliant with company policies and security regulations. In addition, it eases administrative work since required configuration profiles and applications are deployed automatically to enrolled devices.
3. Limiting Editor permissions
It is also possible to use tags for limiting the permissions of Editor users in Miradore. By default, Editors can see all managed devices on the site, but their access can be limited with tags. For example, an editor with “leased” tag can only see devices with the “leased” tag. Editors are unable to see or modify devices that are outside their (tag-defined) permission level.
Adding and removing tags
You can manage device tags from the Management > Devices page where they are available as columns and filters. Use the view selection box to choose the devices whose tags you wish to modify and then click Actions > Add tags / Remove tags depending on what you want to do.
You can select previously used tags from a list, or if you need to add a new tag, just type it in and click Add or press Enter. To remove a tag you just need to click on the ‘X’.
When a User is associated with a Device, the device inherits the user’s tags too. This means that if you add a tag to a user, the same tag will be automatically added to all devices whose user he/she is in Miradore. You can manage users’ tags in Company > Users page.
It is also possible to manage tags from the Device page. You can edit device tags directly in the Tags field. Tags inherited from user item are shown as grayed out and can only be modified from the User item.
You can also attach tags to a device enrollment request or even to the device enrollment credentials. The tag or tags will be added for the device after a successful enrollment.
Recently added tag will be added automatically for all devices after a successful enrollment if the adding of default tags is enabled for newly enrolled devices in the Infrastructure diagram.
The Recently added tag is shown, for example, in the Devices view and it helps to identify devices that might need administrators attention in Miradore after enrollment. Administrators usually like to remove the tag after they’ve checked the device and deployed the necessary configuration profiles to the device.
The default tag dep will be added automatically for each Apple device that is enrolled to your Miradore site through Apple Device Enrollment program.
When a device is enrolled as work managed device using some of the supported provisioning methods, it will be tagged with Device owner tag. This can be used in business policies to deploy configuration profiles and applications for these work managed devices.
The default tag Profile owner is added for each device where work profile has been successfully enabled. This helps to identify work profile devices in your Miradore site and can be used, for example, to create a separate business policy for work profile enabled devices.