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Nova Current - User Guide

Delegation & Policy Control Reporting Tenant Management System Settings About

Creating and modifying configuration policies

Complete the steps below to set up a new configuration policy.

1.In the menu on the left side of the screen, select Manage Administration > Configuration policies.

2.Click Add.

3.Enter a Name for the policy.

4.With the Policy Scope tab selected, click Add, and then select the organizational unit to which the policy will apply. This defines the users that the policy may be applied to.

5.With the User filters tab selected, click Add, and then select the groups or attributes used to filter the users. This defines the filter used to select users from the scope to apply the policy to.

6.Select the Actions tab, click Add, and then select the actions you want to include in the policy. See below for a list of available actions.

7.Click Save.

Click here to watch a video on how to create a configuration policy.

Editing or deleting a configuration policy

If you want to update or delete an existing configuration policy, follow the steps below.

1.In the menu on the left side of the screen, select Manage Administration > Configuration policies.

2.Select the desired policy and either:

oClick Edit, make desired changes, and click Save.

oClick Delete and confirm the deletion.

Configuration policy examples

Assign a manager to a vOU

Assigning a manager to a virtual organizational unit is straight forward. This configuration policy allows administrators to automatically assign managers to particular users who may be within a certain department or geographical location. Check out this video below for a walk through.


Set a user's usage location and country details

Setting a user's location settings is a straightforward process with Nova. Setting a configuration policy allows you to instantly change a user's usage location and country settings when placed within a virtual organizational unit. See how to do that here.

Device compliance policies

You are able to add actions to Microsoft Intune configuration policies to your user's mobile devices. For DPC users, this is helpful if you need to modify devices and applications of users you are allowed to manage. The devices screen can be found within the Nova Dashboard by clicking Manage, then Devices.

Actions include:

·Refresh: this refreshes the list of devices in the tenant.

·Retire: if the device is no longer in use, you can retire it.

·Wipe: you can remote wipe devices immediately.

·Remote Lock: you can remotely lock devices immediately.

·Sync: Sync your device to get its most up to date information.

·Reboot: instantly reboot a device.


To show more details for your device, click on its name. Here, you will find several more tabs, including:

·Detail: this gives additional information of the device, including manufacturer, model, last sync date type and encryption state.

·Owner: this gives detail on the owner of the device, including email and the tenant the user is in.

·Users: this includes a list of users assigned to the device.

·Group Membership: if the device is part of a group, they will be listed here.

Also on this Device Detail page, you have the opportunity to remove the passcode (for iOS), and reset passcode (Android 7+ versions only).

License policies

License Policies in Nova give an administrator (or delegated administrator) the ability to assign/remove licenses, as needed, all from within Nova. Plus, Nova gives visibility into exactly how many licenses are used and how many are available.


The Nova license policies and reports provide:

·The ability to apply licenses according to what has been budgeted and what is required for a specific role

·The ability to show and hide particular licenses to include (or exclude) them from the report page shown above.

·Accurate license intelligence when it comes time for budgeting and Office 365 renewal.

·Delegated license management activities

Similar to other Nova policies, with a license policy you specify who can assign what licenses within a tenant or group. For example, a license policy might enable the Director of Engineering to manage Azure DevOps licenses assigned to users within the Engineering virtual organizational unit.

You can get really granular and specify which workloads from a license you want users to get. For example, if your organization does not use Yammer, you can remove that workload, if desired, before assigning an E5 license to someone. You can also specify how many of a particular license delegated administrators can assign.

To set up a license policy

1.In Nova, go to Manage administration > License policies.

2.Click Add.

3.Enter a Name for the policy.

4.In the Assignment section, with the Delegate to tab selected, click Add.

5.Select user(s) to whom you will delegate the ability to assign licenses according to the policy, and then click Add.

6.Select the Managed objects tab, and then click Add.

7.Use the Select type drop-down menu to choose whether the licenses can be applied to certain users, groups, and/or organizational units.

8.Locate any users/groups/organizational units containing users to which the licenses can be assigned, select them, and click Add.

9.Select the Licenses tab, and then click Add.

10.Select the tenant containing licenses you will add to the policy.

11.Select the licenses (and specify the maximum number of licenses) and workloads you want those delegated the policy to be able to assign, and then click Add.

After completing these steps, your policy is configured and the user(s) who are delegated the license policy can assign licenses to users specified in the policy.

To hide licenses

You can hide selected licenses from the licenses report, if desired, by clicking the Hide Licenses button.

You can also how/hide any hidden licenses by using the toggle option located in the top left of the list.

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