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How to add Web App as Kiosk using MDM

Since there are many web-based apps used in work, it is necessary to be able to add them to the kiosk along with store apps and enterprise apps.

Step 1: Add the web app to the App list.

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Go to Apps tab and click on +Add Apps.
  3. Select Web App from the drop-down list.
  4. In the Add Web App window, give the name, URL, app icon and category of the app.
  5. Click Add. Now the web app is added to the App list.

For specific websites, certain device information can be passed along with the URL on to the target device with the help of wildcards. Such URLs would display the device information. Web apps opened with Hexnode Browser Lite (Hexnode’s default browser) allow the users to pass device information.

In the field to add the URL for the web app, enter the URL in the format “myURL/wildcard”. The following device information can be passed:

  • Device name (%devicename%)
  • Device ID (%deviceid%)
  • WiFi Mac Address (%wifimacaddress%)
  • Name (%name%)
  • Domain (%domain%)
  • Netbios name(%netbiosname%)
  • UDID (%udid%)
  • Model (%model%)
  • Phone number (%phonenumber%)
  • ICCID (%iccid%)
  • Email (%email%)
  • IMEI (%imei%)
  • Serial number (%serial%)
  • Department (%department%)
  • Asset tag (%assettag%)
  • Device notes (%devicenotes%)

For example,

Step 2: Add the web app to the Android Kiosk Policy.

  1. Go to Policies.
  2. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking on New Policy.
  3. From Kiosk Lockdown, select Multi app or Single app as per your requirement.
  4. Click Configure and click on the + icon on the mobile screen shown.
  5. Click on Add App.
  6. Select the web app from the list and click Done.
  7. Go to Policy Targets and select the devices, users or groups.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Save the policy by clicking Save.


While adding web apps in kiosk mode, make sure you use the web apps’ mobile-specific subdomains. For example, the URL for the Wikipedia’s website is But on some devices, the URL for the same website supported is

So, if you add the first website in the kiosk policy, only that website will get whitelisted. And the second website will act as a blacklisted one and thus cannot be accessed from the device.


  • By default, the whitelisted web pages can be viewed on Hexnode Browser Lite (single-tabbed browser). This browser provides access to only a single tab; the address bar is disabled by default.
  • Choose Hexnode Browser to browse whitelisted web apps and websites in single or multiple tabs.
  • The users can also choose to browse the webpages on other browsers like Chrome, Firefox, etc. via the Another browser option, on any Android device.