Deployment and Configuration

FileBrowser's configuration feature allows you to provision storage connection details and pre-configure every setting within FileBrowser so all users will have the same settings. You may also lock-down FileBrowser to prevent users inadvertently changing things, thereby minimising teacher intervention, or lock-down FileBrowser in order to comply with your mobile device security policy.

Basic Environment

Having no dedicated hardware or software to configure your devices doesn't mean you need to do it all manually. Simply configure FileBrowser how you want it on one device and save this to a configuration file. This configuration file may be distributed to users via email or placed on an intranet server. Opening the file in FileBrowser on each device will merge the settings and lock-down the device if you so wish.

Full MDM System

FileBrowser supports centralised configuration when used in conjunction with an MDM or MAM system. This environment provides the finest level of control over FileBrowser's settings, allowing every setting to be enforced or left to the user's discretion. Settings may be updated at any time to keep your devices in line with changing security policies or server environment.

When used with an MDM system, FileBrowser's Startup Password may be reset remotely, and all content stored within FileBrowser may be remotely wiped. No need to wipe the entire device, or uninstall the app.

FileBrowser for Education contains the same enterprise-class support for MDM systems as our 'FileBrowser Professional' app. See our FileBrowser Professional page for more details on this feature.

Apple Configurator / Profile Manager

FileBrowser supports configuration of managed devices via Apple Configurator and OSX Server Profile Manager. A FileBrowser configuration file may be deployed when the device or app is provisioned, so that the required settings are all in place when FileBrowser is launched for the first time.

MDM with no App Configuration Ability

Some MDM systems, such as Cisco Meraki, don't support configuration of apps. These systems generally provide WebClip support, though, and this allows an icon to be placed on the iOS desktop that when tapped will launch FileBrowser and configure it with your settings.

FileBrowser for Education is available with a 50% discount for bulk purchases under Apple School Manager