Lockdown mode password

Lockdown mode password

Can we setup a separate password to access lockdown mode and once the password is entered end user is not required to input separate password for the Apps whitelisted under Lockdown mode

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TJ Bukoski | posted this 19 September 2017

To understand how restrictions work in Android MobiControl, one must first understand how Authentication Policy for Android in MobiControl.

 

There are two layers of authentication on an Android device, the User Password (or lockscreen password) and the admin password.

 

The User Password is handled by the OS and can be configured from settings. I am referring to setting a PIN or Passcode on the device. MobiControl can push down a policy which restricts the user from setting a weak lockscreen passcode.

 

The Admin password is set in MobiControl and allow an end user (preferably an administrator) to temporarily disable all MobiControl restrictions on a device. This not only includes lockdown but also App Run Control and Feature Run Control policies.

 

So what we see is a device with a lockscreen that requires a passcode to enter and display the lockdown. Then the lockdown should show (depending on the lockdown template) several lockdown menu items that open apps and links set by the administrator. There should be no reason for the end user to know the admin password as it invalidates the reasoning for having restrictions in the first place.

 

I hope this answers your question as the lockscreen can be configured via a user authentication policy and should serve your requirements.

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Pushkar Bisht | posted this 25 September 2017

Hi TJ

Thanks for the response, but I was referring to a different password not the admin password. My query was, can we setup another password (apart from Device or Lockdown Admin) which an end user has to enter before accessing Lockdown followed by access to the apps under lockdown mode.

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