In our December release, we are introducing two new features to KACE® Cloud Mobile Device Manager: Our LDAP Import Tool beta and Smart Labels. The LDAP Import Tool lets administrators import user accounts and sync LDAP user information from their on-prem Active Directory to KACE Cloud MDM. It’s a quick Wizard setup that lets an admin choose which users and attributes to sync. Smart Labels are the next level of label management in KACE Cloud—allowing you to save a set of filters that will automatically tag multiple devices or users based on the filter criteria.
We are also rolling out new functionality and an improved workflow for managing Restrictions. An admin can now apply device restrictions using pre-configured sets in the restrictions library. This improvement aligns restrictions with the management workflow of all other areas of configuration in KACE Cloud. The restrictions previously managed in KACE Cloud will remain on an end user's device(s)—no automatic changes will take place. However, these individual restrictions can no longer be managed from the Devices section in KACE Cloud. Instead, administrators will now create and manage new restriction sets in the Restrictions Library. Managing restrictions using the library simplifies management and will ensure consistency across devices.
New Feature: LDAP Import Tool beta
With the release of our new LDAP Import Tool, administrators can sync their LDAP user information from their on-prem active directory with KACE Cloud. The import tool is installed to an on-prem network environment—and once installed, allows an admin to sync, customize attributes, and adjust settings.
The tool also lets an admin pre-populate KACE Cloud with their user database (customized through selection of specific domains and organizational units), so they can kick off pre-configuration activities for their end users. To get set up with the LDAP Import Tool beta, please Contact Support.
New Feature: Smart Labels
A smart label is essentially a set of saved filters—it may contain 2 or 3 filter criteria, or it may contain 10. Smart labels automatically include devices or users that meet the label's criteria. When you’re working with a large database of users and devices, these label functions can be a huge efficiency boost. Instructions for each use case can be found in our documentation under Label Management.
New Functionality: Restrictions
Device restrictions are now managed in the restrictions library, using pre-configured restriction sets. The improved restrictions functionality allows for stacking of multiple restrictions on device; automatically applying default restriction sets to devices as they are enrolled, and viewing effective restrictions on a given device. Note: Devices with existing restrictions will not experience any automatic changes due to the updated functionality. With the improved workflow, administrators will be able to create, save, and add restriction sets from the library to devices. For additional information on restrictions, see Device Configuration.
Please see the full Release Notes, including previous releases and Known Issues for more information.