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Configure Cipherlab devices with OEMConfig

OEMConfig is a program introduced for Android Enterprise devices to provide better management solutions for enterprise devices. It enables users to leverage device API for device management via OEMConfig, which extends the management capabilities. CipherLab OEMConfig is an OEMConfig app that allows you to configure CipherLab devices. This app allows you to remotely configure CipherLab device settings from the MDM console.

Pre-requisites:

  • CipherLab devices running Android 5.0 and above.
  • The devices and organization enrolled in the Android Enterprise program.
  • Add and approve the app to the Hexnode inventory

    First, you must approve the CipherLab app to add the app to the Hexnode app inventory.

    1. Navigate to the Apps tab.
    2. Click on the +Add apps button and select Managed Google Apps from the drop-down list.
    3. Search for the CipherLab OEMConfig app and click on Approve.
    4. Next, a pop-up window arises, go through the permission required for the app and click Approve to finalize.
    5. You will be directed to a page showing the approval settings and the tab notifications. Configure the settings accordingly and click on Done.

    This will add the CipherLab app to the Hexnode app inventory. Now, you can deploy the app to the target devices.

    Set-up OEM Configurations

    To enable OEM Configurations on your Android Enterprise devices

    1. Go to the Policies tab.
    2. Create a new policy using the New Policy button or select an existing policy.
    3. Navigate to Android > App Management > App Configurations.
    4. Click on Configure and + Add new configuration button.
    5. Select the CipherLab OEMConfig app from the list of approved apps.
    6. From the app configuration screen displayed, configure the required settings.
    7. You’ll have the following features to be configured.

      OEM Configurations Description
      Deploy Settings from Zip File Enable/disable deploy control options from ZIP file. Disabled by default.
      Deploy Settings from Zip File (Enter URL) Specify the URL of the ZIP file. Use the option Add Group to add multiple ZIP files.

      Network Settings

      Enable Wireless Controls Enable or disable wireless options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other wireless related settings have no impact.
      Enable Bluetooth Enable/disable Bluetooth on the device. Disabled by default.
      Enable NFC Enable/disable NFC on the device. Disabled by default.
      Enable Cellular Data (SIM1) Enable/disable cellular data on SIM1 on the device. Disabled by default.
      Enable Cellular Data (SIM2) Enable/disable cellular data on SIM2 on the device. Disabled by default.

      Wi-Fi Advanced Controls

      Enable Wi-Fi Advanced Controls Enable or disable Wi-Fi advanced options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other Wi-Fi advanced related settings have no impact.
      Captive Portal Detection Enable Enable or disable captive portal detection on a device. Disabled by default.
      Network Notification Enable or disable network notification on a device. Notifies when a high-quality public network is available. Enabled by default.
      Roaming Enable Enable or disable roaming on a device. Enabled by default.
      Wi-Fi frequency band Select the Wi-Fi frequency band. You can choose from Automatic, 5GHz only, or 2.4GHz only. Automatic is selected as default.
      Roaming trigger Select the roam trigger value to set threshold for client to initiate (trigger) a roam scan to all the other APIs within the range of the client. Scan is initiated only when the RSSI value of the current AP is weaker than the Roam Trigger value. You can choose from –65dBm, -70dBm, -75dBm, -80dBm. -70 dBm is selected as default
      Roaming delta Select the roam delta value to set threshold for client to disassociate from the current AP and (re)associate to another AP (roam). Re-association will happen only when the RSSI of the other AP is at least the Roam Delta value stronger than the RSSI value of the current AP. You can choose from 5dBm, 10dBm, 15dBm, 20dBm. 5 dBm is selected as default.
      Background scan interval Select the roam scan period to determine how often the device scans for candidate access points to roam. You can choose from Per 10 seconds, Per 15 seconds, Per 20 seconds, Per 30 seconds, or Per 60 seconds.
      Set Country Code Select the Mobile Country Code for your APN that uniquely identifies your mobile network operator.

      Display Control

      Enable Display Controls Enable or disable display options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other display related settings have no impact. Disabled by default.
      Adaptive brightness Optimize brightness level for available light. Your screen brightness will automatically adjust to your environment and activities. Disabled by default.
      Auto-rotate screen Enable or disable Auto-rotate screen on a device. Enabled by default.
      Brightness Level Set the screen brightness level of your device. Enter integer value between 10 and 255. Default value is 38.
      Font Size Choose font size on the device. You can choose from Small, Default, Large, Largest.
      Display Size Choose display size. You can choose from Small, Default, Large.
      Sleep Choose sleep time of the device. Default value is 30 seconds.

      System Settings
      Security Controls

      Enable Security Controls Enable or disable security options on the device. If this control is disabled, any changes to other security related settings have no impact. Disabled by default.
      Screen lock Type Choose the screen lock. You can choose from None, Swipe (Default), PIN, Password.
      PIN/Password Please enter four digits if you choose PIN and If you choose Passwords, it should be four characters long.

      System Language

      Enable System Language Controls Enable or disable language options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other language related settings have no impact. Disabled by default.
      Spell Checker Enable or disable spell checker on a device. Enabled by default.
      Language Choose the language on the device.

      Date and Time

      Enable System Date And Time Controls Enable or disable date and time options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other date and time related settings have no impact. Disabled by default.
      Use 24-hour format Enable or disable 24-hour format on a device. Disabled by default.
      NTP Server Specify NTP server address.
      Select time zone Specify the time zone of the device.

      Update Controls

      Enable Update Controls Enable or disable update options. If this control is disabled, any changes to other update related settings have no impact. Disabled by default.
      OTA Enable or disable OTA update on a device.
      Note: OTA updates are executed if device battery is more than 50% or connected to a charger.

      Log Collection

      Enable Log collection Enable or disable log collection on the device. Disabled by default.
      Server address Specify the Server address for the FTP server.
      Server port Specify the Server port for the FTP server.
      Upload path Specify the Upload path for the FTP server.
      User name Specify the Username for the FTP server.
      Password Specify the Password for the FTP server login.
    8. Click Done after selecting the required configurations.
    9. Associate the policy with the target devices by navigating to the Policy Targets tab.
    10. Select the required Devices/Device Groups/Users/User Groups/Domains to which the policy is to be associated.
    11. Click on Save.

    Note:

    The OEM specific-settings explained in this document are based on the configurations set by the respective OEM vendors, which may vary frequently. Since Hexnode is not solely responsible for setting up these configurations, you may find slight variations in the settings displayed on the portal from this document.