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How to set up a website kiosk with Hexnode MDM?

When you need to restrict a user from entering websites which are not required for work and allow the user to access only a required set of websites while using a device, the Website Kiosk comes into play.

Hexnode’s Website Kiosk mode is the perfect solution to allow users to access only a set of websites which are whitelisted by the organization.

To setup a Website Kiosk

With Hexnode, you can easily set up a Website Kiosk for Android devices for users to use only the websites which are whitelisted.

To setup website kiosk,

  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 Website Kiosk Settings and click Configure .

You’ll have the following options to be configured.


Configure Website Kiosk Settings

Hexnode Browser Lite

The Hexnode Browser Lite is a single tabbed browser that opens the web apps added in either single app/multi-app kiosk mode. It can also open the websites within the web app, provided the websites are whitelisted.

Note:

Ensure that you have added web apps to Hexnode App Inventory.


To enable Hexnode browser lite,

  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 the + icon and add the required web apps in Multi app kiosk mode.
  6. Next, choose Website Kiosk Settings and click Configure.
  7. Choose the option Hexnode Browser Lite.
  8. Check the option Open web apps in full screen to enable opening the web apps in full screen on the device.



Hexnode Browser

Hexnode’s Browser enables safe browsing by restricting access to a few websites permitted by the organization. It allows limiting the access to either single tabbed browsing/multi-tabbed browsing. Learn more.

Another Browser

If you want to opt for any browser other than the Hexnode Browser, then you can choose the option Another Browser.

Notes:

  • The web browser app is to be installed on the device.
  • Even a blacklisted URL can be opened with this browser.
  • For Single App kiosk mode, add the web app under single app mode and browser as a background app.

  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 the Add (+) icon and add the required web apps and the browser in Multi app kiosk mode.
  6. Next, choose Website Kiosk Settings and click Configure.
  7. Choose the option Another Browser.
  8. Select the browser and save the policy.


To Associate Policies to Devices

If the policy has not yet been saved.

  1. Navigate to Policy Targets.
  2. Click on +Add Devices.
  3. Select the devices and click OK.
  4. Click on Save to apply the policies to devices.

Apart from devices, you can also associate the policies to device groups, user and user groups from Policy Targets.

If the policy has been saved, you can associate it with another method.

  1. From Policies, check the policies to be associated.
  2. Click on Manage → Associate Targets and select the device.
  3. Click on Associate to apply the policy to the devices.
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