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How to add Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) Premium license key in Hexnode MDM

The Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) Premium license key is a paid commercial key used to access both standard and premium permissions from Samsung Knox. It is required to manage the Knox container on Samsung devices. You can purchase the KPE license key via Knox Resellers to provide advanced security features as well as comprehensive device configurations and controls.

The Knox Platform for Enterprise Premium license can work on a large number of devices over different periods. This KPE license key will replace the legacy Enterprise License (ELM) and Knox License (KLM) keys.

Add Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) Premium license key in Hexnode MDM

To avail advanced features on your devices, you must add the Knox Platform for Enterprise Premium license key in Hexnode MDM. Follow the steps below to add the license key to the Hexnode portal:

  1. Navigate to Admin > Knox Platform for Enterprise.
  2. Enter the purchased KPE Premium Licence Key and then click on the Add button.

Associate KPE Premium license key to target devices via policy

After adding the key to the Hexnode portal, you can attach the key to the target devices via policies to unlock advanced configurations. To attach a policy containing the KPE Premium license key to the Knox devices, go through the steps mentioned below:

  1. Navigate to the Policies tab.
  2. Create a New Policy or choose an existing one.
  3. Provide a suitable name for the policy if the New Policy option is chosen.
  4. Head on to General Settings > Knox Platform for Enterprise > Configure.
  5. Select the KPE Premium license key from the list of keys already added to the portal from the Admin tab.
  6. Next, associate the policy to target devices by navigating to the Policy Targets tab.
  7. Select the required Devices/Device Groups/Users/User Groups/Domains to which the policy is to be associated.
  8. Click on Save.

Advanced features available with KPE Premium license key

Before attaching a KPE Premium license key feature/configuration to a device, make sure that:

  • You have added the Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) Premium license key to the portal.
  • You have associated a policy containing the KPE Premium license key to the target devices. Hexnode also allows you to associate a policy containing both the key and the configurations simultaneously.

The list of configurations that are made available using the KPE Premium license key includes:

  1. Boot/Shutdown Animation: Hexnode allows you to customize the boot-up and shutdown animations on your devices.
    Note:

    • Supported on Samsung Knox 2.5+ devices.

  2. Automatically power off a device when USB is detached: Enable this option in Policies > Android > Advanced Restrictions > Allow Settings to power off a device when USB is detached from it.
    Notes:

    • Supported on Samsung Knox 2.8+ devices.
    • This restriction will not work if ‘Power Off’ under Policies > Android > Restrictions is disabled.

  3. Automatically power on a device when USB is connected: Enable this option in Policies > Android > Advanced Restrictions > Allow Settings to automatically turn on a device when a USB is connected.
    Note:

    • Supported on Samsung Knox 2.6+ devices.

  4. Power Off Device: With Hexnode MDM, you can remotely turn off your Samsung Knox devices. To turn off a device, head on to Manage > Select device(s) > Actions > Power Off Device.