Configuring MDM for Blocksi iPad Filtering App Using FileWave

Created by Alexander Czapla, Modified on Tue, 20 Jun 2023 at 11:28 AM by Michael DeFilippo


Configuring MDM for Blocksi iPad Filtering App Using FileWave

We support iOS 13.1 and higher.

Get your Organization ID and Organization Name

  1. Sign in to your Apple School Manager account with your Administrator credentials.

  2. Click your name in the bottom left of the sidebar.

  3. Go to Preferences > Enrollment Information.

  4. The Organization ID is numeric and can be found in the Organization Info section.

  5. Your Organization Name is the name of your admin account; for example, admin@blocksicloud.net. (The name will be listed above the Organization ID.)

  6. Send this information to Blocksi and we will then add your organization to the approved list of customers who can use our filtering app.

Enable Custom Apps

  1. Sign in to your Apple School Manager account with your Administrator credentials.

  2. Click your name in the bottom left of the sidebar.

  3. Click Preferences at the bottom of the sidebar.

  4. Click Enrollment Information.

  5. Scroll down to the Customer Apps section.

  6. Click Enable in the Custom Apps row.

Configure Volume Purchasing

  1. Click License Management in the Main Menu.

  2. Click Synchronize VPP.

Add the Blocksi Mobile Device App to FileWave

  1. Click Filesets in the Main Menu.

  2. Expand iOS Apps - Paid & One-Off’s.

  3. Locate Blocksi for iPad.

  4. Right-click and select Create Associations.

  5. In the Create New Association(s) window, select the organizational units.

  6. Click Create Associations.

  7. Click Blocksi for iPad.

  8. Select the Remove App when MDM profile is removed checkbox.

  9. Click the Kiosk tab.

  10. Scroll down and click Important in the Category section.

  11. Click OK.

  12. Click Update Model in the upper left corner of the screen.

  13. Click Update Model in the Update Server Model window.

  14. Right-click Blocksi for iPad and select Show All Associations of this Fileset.

  15. Select each association and select the Kiosk Association checkbox in the Edit Association window.

  16. Click Update Model in the upper left corner of the screen.

  17. Click Update Model in the Update Server Model window.

Create Configuration Profile

  1. Go back to Filesets in the Main Menu.

  2. Right-click Blocksi for iPad.

  3. Select Properties.

  4. Click the Configuration tab.

  5. Type organizationId in the first Key column field.

  6. Select String from the first Type drop-down list.

  7. Type the company email address registered on the Blocksi Admin Dashboard in the first Value column field.

  8. Type adminPassword in the next Key column field.

  9. Select String from the next Type drop-down list.

  10. Type your password in the next Value column field.

  11. Type ttl in the next Key column field.

  12. Select String from the next Type drop-down list.

  13. Type 60 in the next Value column field.

  14. Type userAuthEnabled in the next Key column field.

  15. Select String from the next Type drop-down list.

  16. Type false in the next Value column field.

  17. Click Update Model in the upper left corner of the screen.

  18. Click Update Model in the Update Server Model window.

Create Mobile Fileset

  1. Go back to Filesets in the Main Menu.

  2. Click New Mobile Fileset.

  3. Click Profile.

  4. Name the profile Blocksi Policy.

  5. Search for DNS Proxy.

  6. Select Configure.

  7. For the App Bundle ID, type com.blocksi.dnsproxy.

  8. For the Provider Bundle ID, type com.blocksi.dnsproxy.ext.

  9. Associate that fileset with the device or devices.

  10. Click Update Model.

Configure a Filtering Policy on the BMEE Admin Dashboard

A time-based policy allows different filters to be active during different time periods. For example, during morning hours one set of filters can be active, and a different set of filters can be active during afternoon hours.

 You must use the Mobile Devices Time-based Policy for iPad filtering or it will not work.

  1. Sign in to the Blocksi Admin Dashboard using your Google Admin or Microsoft credentials.

  2. Click Content Filtering from the Main Menu and then click Policies from its sub-menu. The Policies screen appears.

    Policies Screen

  3. Type the name of the policy in the Enter policy name text field.

  4. Select Mobile Devices Time-based from the Choose policy type drop-down list.

  5. Click Create Policy +. The following window opens.

    Time-based Policy Screen

  6. Type the name of the time period in the Time period name text box and click the blue plus sign. The following additional fields are added to the window.

    Time-based Policy Time Periods

  7. Select the appropriate filters you want to add to the selected time period from the drop-down lists. If you do not want to add a specific custom filter for a specific filter category, select None.

  8. Type the URL in the Access denied page text box if you want to direct students to a specific URL (e.g., your district’s web page) when access to a website is denied. If you activate Access Requests, then the default access denied page is used. If you do not have a specific URL redirect you can leave this text box blank and it will display the standard Blocksi Access Denied page when a blocked page is accessed.

  9. Indicate the color for the time span on the chart.

  10. Indicate whether to turn on SafeSearch for this policy.

  11. Select the times in the grid at which you want this policy to be active. You can click the box for the desired hour and day, or you can press and hold the left mouse button and drag across a range of hours and days. Release the mouse button when you have finished.

  12. Click Save Changes. The new policy appears in the Policy table.

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