Configuring MDM for Blocksi iPad Filtering App Using JAMF PRO

Created by Alexander Czapla, Modified on Tue, 20 Jun 2023 at 09:55 AM by Alexander Czapla

Note IconWe 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. Go to Settings > Global Management > Volume Purchasing.

  2. Type the Display Name.

  3. Select Country or Region.

  4. Click Upload Service Token.

  5. Go to AppStore and locate Blocksi for iPad.

  6. Sign in to Apple School/Business Manager.

  7. Select Blocksi for iPad.

  8. Select License Type - Managed.

  9. Type 10 in Quantity.

  10. Select Blocksi LLC in Assign to.

  11. Click Get.

  12. Go to Personal Settings > Apps and Books.

  13. Locate server token (Blocksi LLC in Location).

  14. Click Download.

  15. Go back to Settings > Global Management > Volume Purchasing.

  16. Click Upload Service Token.

  17. Click Choose File from Server Token window.

  18. Click Upload.

Add the Blocksi Mobile Device App to JAMF

  1. Click Devices in top left corner.

  2. Click Mobile Device Apps from the Main Menu.

  3. Click New.

  4. Click App Store app or apps purchased in volume option under Choose an App Type.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Type blocksi in the Search box.

  7. Select Country or Region.

  8. Click Next.

  9. Click the Apps Purchased in Volume tab.

  10. Click Add to the right of Blocksi for iPad to open the New Mobile Device App screen.

  11. Make sure Blocksi for iPad appears in the Display Name box.

  12. Select the Enabled checkbox.

  13. Select the Free checkbox.

  14. Type com.blocksi.dnsproxy in the Bundle Identifier box.

  15. Select Install Automatically/Prompt Users to Install from the Distribution Method drop-down list.

  16. Clear the Allow users to remove app (iOS 14 or later) checkbox.

  17. Click the Scope tab.

  18. Select All Mobile Devices from the Target Mobile Devices drop-down list.

  19. Select All Users from the Target Users drop-down list.

  20. Click the Managed Distribution tab.

  21. Select the Assign Content Purchased in Volume checkbox.

  22. Click the App Configuration tab.

  23. Type the following in the Preferences box.

  24. organizationId

    BlocksiSuperAdmin@domain.com

    adminPassword

    123Blocksi

    ttl

    60

    userAuthEnabled

    false

    Note: Please change the string BlocksiSuperAdmin@domain.com to the Super Admin account for your Blocksi account. You may also change the 123Blocksi password string to whatever password you choose or leave as is.

  25. Click Save.

Create Configuration Profile

  1. Click Configuration Profiles from the Main Menu.

  2. Click test.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. Click DNS Proxy from the Options list.

  5. Click Configure.

  6. Copy and paste into the Provider Configuration XML box.

  7. organizationId

    BlocksiSuperAdmin@domain.com

    adminPassword

    123Blocksi

    ttl

    60

    userAuthEnabled

    false

    Note: Please change the string BlocksiSuperAdmin@domain.com to the Super Admin account for your Blocksi account. You may also change the 123Blocksi password string to whatever password you choose or leave as is.

  8. Type com.blocksi.dnsproxy into the App Bundle ID box.

  9. Type com.blocksi.dnsproxy.ext into the Provider Bundle ID box.

  10. Go back to Devices in top left corner.

  11. Click Search.

  12. Click iPhone.

  13. Click the Management tab.

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.

Note IconYou 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.

You can create as many time periods in a policy as you wish. For example, let’s say you wanted to create time periods for in school hours, after school hours, and on weekends. Open the policy and repeat steps 7 through 13 for each additional time period you want to add to the policy. The following example shows a time-based policy that contains the three time periods mentioned previously. Note that each time period uses a different color scheme to indicate the hours and days to which it applies. You can choose any colors you want to represent the time periods you create.

Mobile Devices Time-based Policy Settings Screen

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