The Browser settings page lets you configure settings related to the VMware Browser app.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.

Browser Settings

Setting Description
Settings and Policies
Application Profile

Select an application profile to apply SDK functionality to your app.

  • Default – Allow applications to use the default security policies and settings defined under Apps and Books > Settings > Settings and Policies.

  • Custom – Override default settings and apply custom profiles. Custom profiles use the security policies and settings defined under Apps and Books > Settings > Settings and Policies > Profiles.
iOS SDK Profile

Select the appropriate profile from the drop-down menu that appears when you enable a Custom Application Profile to override default SDK settings.

Android SDK Profile

Select the appropriate profile from the drop-down menu that appears when you enable a Custom Application Profile to override default SDK settings.

General
Accept Cookies Enable to accept cookies from websites viewed in the VMware Browser.
Clear Cookies Upon Exit Enable to clear cookies when the app fully closes.
Encrypt Cookies

Select Disabled for maximum app performance.

Enable cookie encryption to add a further layer of security.

Clear Cookies and History if Idle Enable to clear cookies and history if the Browser is idle for x minutes.
Clear Cookies and History if Idle for (mins) Set the idle time in minutes to a value between 0.5 and 60 to ensure cookies and history are clear.
Remember History Enable to keep track of the sites visited by the user.
Remember History From Select the length of time you want the app to remember history to from the drop-down menu.
Caching Enable to enhance web performance and reduce perceived lag time. Disable to protect browsing data on compromised devices.
Allow Connection to Untrusted Sites

Disable if navigating to untrusted sites is a security concern for your organization.

Enable to give end users maximum navigation flexibility and ease of use.

Sync User Bookmarks Enable this to sync bookmarks across various devices of the same user.
Mode
Kiosk Mode

Enable for VMware Browser to function in Kiosk Mode. Kiosk Mode removes the navigation bar and limits browsing to the homepage and its available links.

Return Home After Inactivity Direct the browser back to the home page after a period of Inactivity (min). The values can be greater than or equal to 0.5 minutes.
Clear Cookies and History with Home Prevent users from accessing the previous user's secure information after they finish using the Browser.
Enable Multiple Tabs Support You can have multiple tabs opened within kiosk mode. This feature is supported only on iOS and Android devices.
Home Page URL

Define the URL displayed when the browser starts. Leave this field blank to display a 'Recently Visited' page by default.

Selection Mode

Allow to limit browsing to domains white listed in the Allowed Site URLs field.

Deny to allow browsing to all sites except those blacklisted in the Denied Site URLs field.

Allowed/Denied Site URLs

Utilize the following recommendations to whitelist allowed domains and blacklist denied domains.

  • Define domain names without including full URLs. The browser filters by domain only, not by folder or page level.
  • Separate domains with a space, comma, or a new line.
  • Define wildcards as part of the domains; listing items from most general to specific. Example: *google.com is more general than http://yahoo.com.

    Entering *.google.com whitelists <text>.google.com, but it does not allow access to http://google.com.

  • Leave out the scheme (http:// or https://) to test the domain for both schemes. Include the scheme to limit testing to the specified scheme.
  • You can enter Port value separately. Restricted URL can contain the complete path, for example, http:// google.com:9191.
Allow IP Browsing

Select to whitelist IP addresses for browsing.

A user can navigate to a whitelisted IP address even if the actual domain for the IP address was included in the Denied Site URL listing.

Allowed IP Addresses

Whitelist IP addresses using the following recommendations:

  • Enter values in IPv4 formatting with four octets each separated by a period.
  • Enter wildcards to whitelist octets. Adding an entry that includes a * in each octet allows browsing to any IP address.

Terms of Use
Required Terms of Use

Select the appropriate agreement from the drop-down menu. For all internal AirWatch apps, including the VMware Browser, you can implement a single Terms of Use Agreement for end users to accept. This agreement applies to all AirWatch internal applications, and eliminates the need for end users to accept the same agreement multiple times, across apps.

You can configure and manage your Terms of Use Agreements by navigating to Groups and Settings > All Settings > System > Terms of Use. For more information, please see the Mobile Device Management Guide on the Resource Portal.

  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.

Bookmarks

Setting Description
URLs for Predefined Bookmarks Configure bookmarks to display as a URL address or with a friendly name.
Name Provide text in this field to display as the friendly name. Leave this field blank to display the URL as the bookmark name.
URL Provide the bookmark URL.
Add Select to add additional bookmarks.

Notification

Do not configure any settings on this tab unless you have been provided with specific instructions on how to complete the fields from AirWatch.