OS X

To view, edit, or delete OS X policies:

  • 1. To view, edit, or delete OS X policies for the entire organization, navigate to the dashboard home page. To view, edit, or delete OS X policies for a group or sub group, navigate to that group or sub group.
  • 2. Click Policies.
  • 3. Click OS X. The following will be displayed:

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Configurable OS X policy fields

CD’s allowedSelect this option to allow the use of CDs.OS X
Field Description OS Supported
Restrict system preferences Select this option to prevent modifications to the System Preferences. OS X
Allow use of Game Center Select this option to allow the Apple Game Center on OS X devices. OS X
Allow multiplayer gaming Select this option to allow multiplayer gaming OS X
Allow adding Game Center friends Select this option to allow users to add Game Center friends OS X
Allow Game Center account modification Select this option to allow users to modify their Game Center accounts. OS X
Allow App Store app adoption Select this option to allow users to users to use the Mac App Store. OS X
Require admin password to install or update apps Select this option to require an admin’s password to install or update apps. OS X
Restrict App Store to software updates only Select this option to restrict the use of the Mac App Store to updates only. OS X
Restrict which apps are allowed to launch Select this option to only allow specific apps to be launched on OS X devices. If you enable this option the following sub-options will be displayed:
  • Allowed Apps – Select the allowed apps from the dropdown list or click the plus sign (+) and enter an app identifier (for example, “Safari.app“). Use the minus sign () to delete an app identifier.
  • Allow apps to launch from these folders – Click the plus sign (+) and enter an allowed folder (for example, “/Applications“). Use the minus sign () to delete an allowed folder.
  • Disallow apps to launch from these folders – Click the plus sign (+) and enter a disallowed folder (for example, “/Documents“). Use the minus sign () to delete a disallowed folder.
    Note: If you chose to restrict by the “/Applications/” folder, it can have adverse effects to the extent that it will disable a lot of basic functionality of the OS X device, which would require admin rights to override.
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Allow AirDrop Select this option to allow AirDrop on devices. OS X
Internal disks allowed Select this option to allow the use of internal drives (for example, an internal CD/DVD SuperDrive). OS X
Internal disks require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use internal drives (for example, an internal CD/DVD SuperDrive). OS X
Internal disks read-only Select this option to put internal drives (for example, an internal CD/DVD SuperDrive) in read-only mode. OS X
External disks allowed Select this option to allow the use of external drives. OS X
External disks require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use external drives. OS X
External disks read-only Select this option to put external drives in read-only mode. OS X
Disk images allowed Select this option to allow the use of disk images. OS X
Disk images require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use disk images. OS X
Disk images read-only Select this option to put disk images in read-only mode. OS X
DVD-RAM allowed Select this option to allow the use of DVD-RAM drives. OS X
DVD-RAM require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use DVD-RAM drives. OS X
DVD-RAM read-only Select this option to put DVD-RAM drives in read-only mode. OS X
CD’s require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use CDs. OS X
DVD’s allowed Select this option to allow the use of DVDs. OS X
DVD’s require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use DVDs. OS X
Recordable disks allowed Select this option to allow the use of all types of recordable disks. OS X
Recordable disks require authentication Select this option to require authentication to use any type of recordable disk. OS X
Eject at logout Select this option to eject all disks (both physical and virtual) when users log off. OS X
Share using AirDrop Select this option to allow sharing using AirDrop. OS X
Share using Facebook Select this option to allow sharing using Facebook. OS X
Share using Twitter Select this option to allow sharing using Twitter. OS X
Share using Mail Select this option to allow sharing using Mac Mail. OS X
Share using Messages Select this option to allow sharing using the Messages application. OS X
Share using video services (Flickr, Vimeo, Tudou and Youku) Select this option to allow sharing using popular video sites Flickr, Vimeo, Tudou, and Youku. OS X
Share using iPhoto Select this option to allow sharing using iPhoto. OS X
Share using Aperture Select this option to allow sharing using Apple Aperture. OS X
Share using Reading list Select this option to allow sharing using Safari’s Reading List feature. OS X
Share using Sina weibo Select this option to allow sharing using the Sina Weibo micro blogging site. OS X
Automatically enable new sharing services Select this option to automatically allow new sharing websites and services as they come online. OS X
Desktop wallpaper locked Select this option to lock an OS X device to a specific image. If you enable this option the following sub-option will be displayed:
  • Desktop wallpaper path (leave blank to keep current) – Enter the path of the image (for example, “/Library/Desktop Pictures“) or leave this field blank to lock the device to the current desktop image.
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Remember: Click the Save button to save any changes you make.