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Kandji Releases Tags for Creating Device Groups on the Fly

Kandji Team Kandji Team
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We’ve added a new way to group devices in Kandji: tags. You can now define device groups in Kandji based on the tags that you apply to them. Among other applications, you can use tags to define assignment rules for Blueprints—both Classic Blueprints and the Assignment Maps we introduced just a few weeks ago. Using tags with assignment rules in a Blueprint, you can deploy configurations from Kandji with greater granularity than ever before.

Tags and Assignment Maps

Assignment Maps are a whole new way to deploy settings, apps, and other configurations to Apple devices with Kandji. Using them, you can visually map out which configurations should go to which devices, and Kandji will make it happen without complex rules or conflicts. 

In its initial release, Assignment Maps allowed you to configure devices based on their attributes or on groups that you’d assigned with your identity provider (IdP). For example, if you’d organized users by department in your IdP, you could use Assignment Maps to deploy one set of apps and settings for everyone in Design and another set for Marketing.

Now, with the addition of tags, you can build maps to deploy configurations with even greater precision. You could, for example, assign a “Test” tag to a set of devices that you want to include whenever you’re beta-testing new software. You could then deploy the app you want to test just to them. 

Tag 1_sYou can apply such tags one device at a time or you can select multiple devices in the Devices page and apply tags to all of them at once. You could, for example, select all the iPad devices that you’ve installed as point-of-sale devices and apply a “Kiosk” tag to all of them. You could then add conditional logic that says, If the tag equals “Kiosk,” deploy your chosen POS app.

Tag 3_sCombining tags, IdP groups, and predefined device attributes, you can scope configurations to devices in almost any way you need.

Doing More With Tags

Blueprints are just the first use case for tags in Kandji. You can expect to see them in other Kandji features soon. Stay tuned to this blog and the Kandji updates page for more! 

About Kandji

Kandji is the Apple device management and security platform that empowers secure and productive global work. With Kandji, Apple devices transform themselves into enterprise-ready endpoints, with all the right apps, settings, and security systems in place. Through advanced automation and thoughtful experiences, we’re bringing much-needed harmony to the way IT, InfoSec, and Apple device users work today and tomorrow.