Workspace ONE UEM can manage internal books for Apple iOS 8+ when you mark the book as Is Managed. These marked assets open in only the iBooks application and not in Safari. Manage options include install books, remove books, and notify devices about books.
Workspace ONE UEM cannot manage internal books on Apple iOS versions 7 and older. These books open in Safari.
Types of Internal Books Workspace ONE UEM Manages
Workspace ONE UEM supports management of internal books in several formats.
- iBooks authored as PDFs
Access Management Options
Use the several views to access management actions for books in the Workspace ONE UEM console.
- From the page, you can view all the devices assigned to a particular book. Use this page to perform actions from the actions menu like install books and delete books.
From the Device Details page, you can view managed internal books and you can install and delete books. Workspace ONE UEM can only manage iBooks for Apple iOS 8+. Device Details is explained in the Workspace ONE UEM Mobile Device Management (MDM) guide.
List View Option Descriptions for Books Management in Workspace ONE UEM
|Add Book||Upload your book to the Workspace ONE UEM console.|
|Add Order||Upload your Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) spreadsheet bought using the redemption code method to the UEM console.|
|Sync Assets||Use the Sync Assets option to sync your managed distribution content and licenses.
You cannot access the sync licenses option unless you are in an organization group with an sToken uploaded to it.
|Search List||Find books by name.|
|Toggle Filters||Display or hide filters.|
|Refresh||Refresh the items in the UI. Use refresh when you edit items and sync purchased books.|
|Export||Export all items on all pages to a CSV file.|
Install and Remove your Internal Books in Bulk
You can use the Manage Devices option to install and remove many internal books at once and to notify large numbers of iOS devices at once about books. The Status filter helps find devices that have installed or not installed assets.
- Navigate to and select a tab.
- Select the Manage Devices option from the actions menu.
- Select from the actions menu or hover and select desired options that act on specific devices (selected and filtered) or act on all devices (listed).
Table 2. Setting Description Install (Only Internal) Install an internal book on a single device or on multiple devices. Remove (Only Internal) Remove an internal book from a single device or off multiple devices. Notify Notify devices about an asset.
Settings include email, SMS, push, and message template options for sending messages.
Publish Internal Books that are unique to your organization
You can publish books that are unique to your organization, such as the instruction manuals or policy guides, with the internal books section of the Workspace ONE UEM console and the book catalog. If you do not use the Workspace ONE Content, the book catalog offers an alternative method for deployment.
- Navigate to List View, and then select the Internal tab. >
- Select Add Books.
- Select Upload and browse for the applicable file and choose Continue.
- Back on the Add Book page, configure description and assignment options for the internal book. Much of the book information automatically populates.
- Complete the following Info options.
Setting Description Name Enter the name for the book. Identifier Enter a unique identification value for the book. Released On Reflects the release date of the book. Is Managed Identifies the internal book as managed and marks it to receive management actions. This book opens in only the iBooks application and not in other applications. If you do not select to manage the internal book, device user access the book in Safari.
This option applies only to books on devices running iOS 8+.
Managed By View the organization group that controls the file. Categories Provide a category type to help identify how the book can help users. Change Log Add comments to the text box to keep notes on changes between versions.
- Complete the following Description options.
Setting Description Enter a description of the book that helps you organize the book for your mobile deployment. Support URL Enter a URL for the support group that manages suggestions, comments, or issues concerning the book. Support Email Enter an email to receive suggestions, comments, or issues concerning the book. Support Number Enter a number to receive suggestions, comments, or issues concerning the book. Copyright Enter the publication date of the book.
- Complete the following options in the Developer Information area.
Setting Description Developer Enter the name of the developer. Developer Email Enter the email of the developer so that you have a contact to send suggestions and comments. Developer Phone Number Enter a number so that you can contact the developer.
- Complete the following options in the Application Cost Information area.
- Complete the following Assignment options for Assigned Smart Groups by selecting a smart group.
Setting Description Cost Center Enter the business unit charged for the development of the book. Cost Enter cost information for the book to help report metrics concerning your internal book development systems to the organization. Currency Select the type of currency that paid for the development, or the currency that buys the book, or whatever is useful for your record keeping.
- Select Save & Publish to push internal books to devices immediately through the book catalog.