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CardDav Settings for iOS

CardDAV (vCard Extensions to WebDAV) is a protocol which can sync contacts from various email addresses with the iPhone/iPad. Hexnode allows you to configure the CardDAV settings from the MDM console.

Note:


CardDAV is available on pricing plans above Express.

Configure CardDAV via policy

To configure CardDAV settings via policy,

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy. Assign a suitable name and description (optional) for the policy. You can also choose to continue with an existing policy.
  3. Go to iOS > Accounts > CardDAV. Click Configure.

iOS CardDAV policy for Hexnode
Settings Description
Account description Display name to identify multiple accounts.
Host Name The host name of the server where the contacts are stored.
Port The port number used. By default, it is 8443.
Principal URL The URL which gives information about the user’s CardDAV and CalDAV accounts. A user will have a single principal URL.
Username Username of the account where the contacts are saved for authentication. Hexode supports the use of wildcards %email% and %alternateemail% in this field
Password Password associated with the username.
Use SSL SSL provides a secure (encrypted) connection between the iPhone/iPad and the server. Enabled by default.

To Sync Google Contacts in CardDAV

Google contacts provides a CardDAV interface that you can use to view and manage your contacts using CardDAV protocol. Contacts are stored in user’s Google account; most Google services have access to the contact lists. The following information should be added:

Settings Description
Account description Any text/name to identify the Google account.
Host Name The host name of the server where contacts are stored. Google stores its contacts in the server google.com.
Port The port number used. By default, it is 8443.
Principal URL The principal URL to be used, in this case google.com.
Username You need to enter the full Google account or Google apps email address.
Password App-specific password must be used.
Use SSL SSL provides a secure(encrypted) connection between the iPhone/iPad and the server. Enabled by default.

How to Associate a Policy to a Device/Group?

Method 1: If the policy has not been saved,

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets > Devices > +Add Devices.
  2. Choose the target devices and click OK. Click Save.
  3. You can also associate the policy to device groups, users, user groups or domains from the left pane of Policy Targets tab.

Method 2: If the policy has been saved,

  1. Go to Policies tab and choose the desired policy.
  2. Click on Manage tab and select Associate Targets.
  3. Choose the target entities and click Associate.