Users can be forced to set a passcode to secure their Android or iOS device. This is a useful feature for when students are using devices outside the school, e.g. on field trips.
Tip: If students are using a device only for a day, you can set a passcode that is valid only for one day.
Kindly see the step by step guide below
Step 1 - Access the Profiles menu option
Once you have logged into your Mobile Guardian Dashboard, On your left-hand side panel click on “Profiles”,
Step 2 - Edit a profile
Once you click on the “Profiles”, you will be directed to the profile page.
To edit a profile click the edit/pencil icon below “Actions”, to edit the profile you wish to add the passcode to.
Step 3 - Access the Passcode option
Once you select the profile that you would like to edit, on the profile page click the “Passcode”, option.
Step 4 - Enable passcode policy enforcement
Select the Enable Passcode policy enforcement slider to force the user to use a passcode to secure their device.
Step 5 - Specify passcode requirements
Select Permit simple passcodes Require alphanumeric value or both.
Permit simple passcodes - Permit the use of ascending, repeating, and descending character sequences.
Require alphanumeric value - Requires at least one alphanumeric character.
Minimum passcode length - We recommend at least 6.
Minimum number of letters - is the number minimum number of letters you would like to add to the passcode
A minimum number of complex characters - Must include at least n number of complex characters, e.g. &, $ or #, etc.
Maximum passcode age - Length of time for which the passcode is valid.
Inactivity Auto-lock - Period of inactivity after which the device will lock. Note: See Grace period for device lock below.
Passcode history - Number of new passcodes that need to be created before any passcode can be reused.
Grace period for device lock - Amount of time the device can be locked without prompting for the passcode on unlock. Note: See Inactivity Auto-lock above.
A number of failed attempts - Number of times the incorrect passcode can be entered before the device is wiped. Leaving this blank will disable the wipe setting.
Step 7 - Save settings
Once you have filled all your necessary requirements for your Passcode, Click on the “Save” button in the bottom right corner to save your settings.
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