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Block URLs on Android devices in kiosk modeSolved

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7 months ago

I’m attempting to configure Chrome to permit access to only a specific URL while blocking all others. My devices are currently in multi-app kiosk mode and I’ve configured the app configurations for the chrome app, but this is not working out for us. Could anyone offer some guidance on how to achieve this?

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7 months ago
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Hello @Frida, thank you for reaching out to us!

You are absolutely right. Web Content Filtering is a feature that works exclusively on Samsung Knox devices. So it might not be the ideal solution for your specific use case.

However, just as you initially attempted, you could use app configurations to achieve the same outcome. I’ll walk you through the steps one by one, so could you please check if you have missed any?

  1. First, add Chrome under Policies > Kiosk Lockdown > Android Kiosk Lockdown > Multi App Kiosk.
  2. Then navigate to Policies > Android > App Configurations > +Add new configuration, and select the Google Chrome app.
  3. Enter the URLs that need to be whitelisted in the “Allow access to a list of URLs“section
    [Here’s an example: “https://www.gmail.com”,“https://www.hexnode.com ”]
  4. Enter the asterisk ‘*’ character in the “Block access to a list of URLs” section to block the URLs. This will ensure that all URLs except for those specified in the “Allow access to a list of URLs” will be blocked.
  5. And finally, associate the policy with your target devices.

Hope this resolves your query!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Best regards,
Hazel Smith

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7 months ago
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@Chloe Appreciate your suggestion. But it seems like web content filtering only works for knox devices. And Im not sure if this will work for us since we are currently working with a range of devices including a couple of pixel,lenovo and motorola devices

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7 months ago
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You can get the same outcome by using web content filtering. By using that you can blacklist or whitelist the URLs you want.