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Downloading the MDM Config File from the Cloud Services Portal

The app config file is required to update the configuration in MDM. 

Perform the following steps to download the MDM config file from the Cloud Services Portal:

  1. In the Cloud Services Platform, navigate to Manage > Endpoints > Endpoint Groups.
  2. Click Create on the Endpoints Groups page. 

Image 1: The location of the Create button on the Endpoints Groups page. 


3. In the Mobile Device Management (MDM) section of the Create Endpoint Group pane download the config file for your device. Download options include Android and Apple iOS. config files. For Android devices, click Download Android Config File. For Apple iOS, click Download IOS Config File

Image 2: Config file download options for Android and Apple iOS devices. 

The Mobile Device Management (MDM) app configuration file contains the following parameters:

  • customerId: Uses the value present in the xml file.
  • groupName: Specifies the group name in the Cloud Services Portal to which the mobile endpoint has moved to and added. If the group name is not present in the Cloud Services Portal, then It will be added to the All BloxOne Endpoints group by default. 
  • userId: The unique name of the mobile device. The configured name will be displayed on the Endpoints page.
  • allowServiceControl: By default this value will be True. using the toggle , you can change this value to False in order to hide it. 

In MDM, the app configuration can be added manually or by uploaded the .xml file. 

Registering Mobile Endpoint to Cisco Meraki Server

To register Mobile Endpoint with Cisco Meraki server, perform the following:

  • Install ‘Meraki Systems manager’ app from play store/ app store.

For Android devices, complete the following:  

                        1. Copy the enrollment code from the System Manager portal.
                        2. 
Open the Meraki Systems Manager app and enter the enrollment code.
                        3. 
Follow the steps as provided and register the Android device to the Cisco Meraki server.
                        4. For additional information, see the Cisco Meraki Android documentation


For iOS devices, complete the following:

         1. Copy the network ID from the System Manager portal.
         2. 
Open the Meraki Systems Manager app and enter the network ID.
         3. 
Follow the steps as provided and register the iOS device to the Cisco Meraki server.
         4. 
For additional information, see the Cisco Meraki iOS documentation. 


Adding the BloxOne App to Cisco Meraki Server

   To add BloxOne Mobile Device Management (MDM) to the Cisco Meraki, server, perform the following steps: 

  1. Navigate to System Manager -> Manage -> Apps -> Add App
  2. Based on App platform(iOS/Android) choose the App store or Play store app.
  3. In the Add new iOS/Android app, perform a search for ‘BloxOne EP’ and select the app from the returned search results. 
  4. Select the app from among the search results.
  5. Select Device Target and click Save making sure App is listed on the Apps List.

 Image 3: Select a new app to add. In this particular case, add a new Android app.  

How to Upload and Add the App Configuration to Cisco Meraki Server

To add the app configuration to the  MDM configuration, perform the following steps: 

  1. Navigate to System Manager > Manage > Settings
  2. Click +Add Profile.
  3. In the name field, provide your new profile name.
  4. Click + Add Settings to save your nee profile.

Image 4: Add your new profile.   


In the Add new settings payload section of the New profile page, click Managed App Config to add your settings to the configuration.

Image 5: Select Managed App Config to add your new payload settings.  

Once the above steps have been completed, follow the instructions below for your device.

Configuring Cisco Meraki for Android Devices

In the Managed App Config section of the New profile page select App and click +

Image 6: Setting up configurations for your Android app. 

 

On the Settings pane, all app configurations will be displayed. Using the app configuration downloaded from the Cloud Services Portal, select each of the app configurations and one-by-one add the value value to the in the respective configuration settings values. Configuration values include the following: customerId, userID, groupName, and allowServiceControlClick Save to save your configuration. 

Image 7: The Settings pane showing the configuration key value fields requiring populating with their respective configuration information. 

Once the configuration values are added and  saved, the new assignment will be pushed to the device. If it is not installed, can be forcefully pushed from System Manager -> Apps -> BloxOne EP (scroll down until you see the status and select the device and push). 

Image 8: The device status is displayed on the Status pane. 

BloxOne Endpoint will automatically install on the client devices.  Please note that it may take several minutes for the installation to complete.

On your Android device, open the BloxOne EP app which is located on the work profile  screen on Android devices.  Accept the VPN acknowledgement.  After a few seconds the app will enter into a protected state

Image 9: Device screen displaying BloxOne EP protected state.  

Configuring Cisco Meraki for iOS Devices

On the New profile page in the Managed App Config section, select App Add each key and value. Click + to add to the configuration.

Click Save to save your configuration. 

Image 10: Setting up configurations for your iOS app. 

The BloxOne Endpoint app config will look display the following settings: customerID, userID, groupName, and showServiceControl. 

Image 11: The BloxOne Endpoint Settings pane showing configuration information.  




Once the configuration has been completed, the new assignment will be pushed to the device. If it is not installed, can be forcefully pushed from System Manager -> Apps -> BloxOne EP (scroll down until you see the status and select the device and push). 

Image 12: The device status is displayed on the Status pane. 

BloxOne Endpoint will automatically install on the client devices.  Please note that it may take several minutes for the installation to complete.

On your iOS device, open the BloxOne EP app which is located on the work profile  screen and accept the VPN acknowledgement. After few seconds app will be in protected state..  

Image 13: Device screen displaying BloxOne EP protected state. 



For additional information on BloxOne Mobile Endpoint and MDM management, see the following:











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