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How to enable MDM Kiosk Browser for Android devices

Hexnode Kiosk browser is a restrictive browser application for users to safely browse while the device is locked in kiosk mode. The secure kiosk browser of Hexnode offers many advantages:

  • The browser provides an efficient web view for the apps on the device.
  • Available in two variations, single tabbed and multi-tabbed.
  • Users are permitted to access only specific websites whitelisted by the enterprise.
  • The browser can be configured to be hidden on the device to restrict unnecessary browsing.

Links to download the Hexnode kiosk browser

Configure Kiosk Browser

Hexnode Kiosk Browser – Single Tab

Hexnode Kiosk Browser, single tab launches the web apps hiding the address bar. It prevents switching between the browser tabs and thus blocks the access to unwanted websites.

Notes:

  • Ensure that you have added web apps in Hexnode App Inventory.
  • This feature is supported on Android 5.0+.


To set up single tabbed browsing,
  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking New Policy.
  4. From Kiosk Lockdown > Android Kiosk Lockdown, select Multi App, and click on Configure.
  5. Click on + icon and add the required web apps in multi-app kiosk mode.
  6. Next, from Website Kiosk Settings, choose the option Hexnode Kiosk Browser, single tab.
    Notes:

    • Choose the option Show Hexnode Browser app icon in kiosk to show the browser icon in the kiosk home screen.
    • Choose the option Open in full screen to allow the Hexnode Browser to be opened in full-screen mode.

  7. Add external links to be accessed from within the web apps under Whitelist websites. Access to any other websites not included here will be blocked.
  8. Associate the policy to target devices.
  9. Save the policy.

Notes:

  • The Hexnode Browser gets installed silently on Samsung Knox, LG GATE, Kyocera, and devices with Hexnode MDM as a system app.
  • On all other devices, it gets downloaded and displays a wrench icon over the app for users to initiate installation.




Hexnode Kiosk Browser – Multiple Tabs

For multi-tabbed browsing, users can browse both the web apps and the whitelisted websites on multiple tabs.

Notes:

  • Ensure that you have added web apps in Hexnode App Inventory.
  • This feature is supported on Android 5.0+.



To set up multi-tabbed browsing,
  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking New Policy.
  4. From Kiosk Lockdown > Android Kiosk Lockdown, select Multi App, and click on Configure.
  5. Click on + icon and add the required web apps in multi-app kiosk mode.
  6. Next, from Website Kiosk Settings, choose the option Hexnode Kiosk Browser, multiple tabs.
    Note:

    • Choose the option Show Hexnode Browser app icon in kiosk, to show the browser icon in the kiosk home screen.
    • Choose the option Open in full screen to allow the Hexnode Browser to be opened in full-screen mode.

  7. Add the external links to be accessed from within the web apps under Whitelist websites. Access to any other websites not included here will be blocked.
  8. Associate the policy to target devices.
  9. Save the policy.