Creating a Linux Device Policy

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Use this procedure to create a Linux Enrollment Policy.


  1. From the SOTI MobiControl hamburger menu, select Policies > Enrollment. The Enrollment Policies view is displayed.
  2. Click New Enrollment Policy. The Enrollment Policy wizard launches.
  3. Select the Linux platform. The General view is displayed.
  4. On the General view, enter a name and description for the policy. Make the name brief but descriptive, especially if you plan to create multiple enrollment policies. Click Next.
  5. On the Groups view, choose if user authentication is required for enrollment. No authentication means that devices are enrolled without user verification. If user authentication is required, select one of the following options:
    Password Type a single password for use across all devices that enroll with this policy. Once the password is set, select a device group destination.
    Directory Click Add button to add directory groups. Choose a directory service from the dropdown and use the Search Groups field to find a group. You can add a new directory service connection by clicking Manage Services. From the dropdown menu, choose Directory. See Identity Management for more information. Once the directory group is added, select a device group destination.
    Note: Only LDAP directory services are supported for Linux devices.
    Important: Multiple directory groups can be added to the enrollment policy; however, the authenticated device will be assigned to the first listed directory group of which the user is a member. Use the up/down arrow buttons to arrange the list in an appropriate order.
  6. Click Next. The Settings view is displayed.
  7. Select from the available settings, then click Finish.
  8. The new enrollment policy is created, and the Enrollment Policy Info page is displayed. This page lists policy details and device enrollment options:
    • Click Manage Emails to email the enrollment URL to a recipient.
    • Click Enrollment URL to view or copy the enrollment URL directly.
    • Click Linux Device Agent to download the Linux installer or INI file.
  9. Click OK to complete the process.
  10. To start enrolling Linux devices under this policy, see Enrolling Linux Devices.