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How to configure Knox Browser in Knox Manage

Environment

  • Knox Manage (KM)
  • Knox Suite license key
  • Android Enterprise (AE) Fully Managed, Fully Managed with Work Profile, and Work Profile modes
  • Samsung devices running Android 9 and higher
NOTE—This feature is a Premium feature. Knox Browser is a web browser that you can configure to be highly secure. To get started with Knox Browser, the device must be a Samsung device running Android 9 or higher and enrolled under a Knox Suite license.

Overview

This knowledge base article guides you through the steps on how to set up Knox Browser, a new feature introduced in Knox Manage (KM). If Knox Browser is enabled, the KM Knox Browser application is silently installed after the KM agent on a device.

To get started with Knox Browser, you'll need a Knox Suite license and a Samsung device running Android 9 or higher.

How do I configure Knox Browser in Knox Manage?

  1. In your KM console, in the left sidebar, click Profile.
  2. Create a new Android Enterprise profile or select an existing one.
  3. Under Android Enterprise, navigate to the Knox Browser policy, and select Use.
  4. Click Save & Assign.

Below is a list of potential configurations for your Knox Browser use case:

  • Homepage URL — Navigate to a specific website URL when the user launches the browser.
  • Hide URL — Hide the address bar in the browser.
  • URL Control Type — Allow or block a specific set of URLs.
  • URL Control List — Depending on your selection for URL Control Type, enter a list of URLs you want to allow or disallow.
  • Link URL to Other Apps — Allow or disallow access to other websites through hyperlinked URLs.
  • Cookies — Allow or disallow the use of browser cookies.
  • File Download — Allow or disallow file downloads.
  • File Upload — Allow or disallow file uploads.
  • Text Copy — Allow or disallow users to copy text within the browser.
  • Screen Capture — Allow or disallow screen capture within the browser.
  • Bookmark — Add a website URL as a bookmark in Knox Browser.
  • Add to Home screen — As of KM v20.11, the device user can add a shortcut to open the app to the device's home screen. Alternatively, they can also add this shortcut from the device's profile screen.
  • View app information — As of KM v20.11, users can view detailed information about the Knox Browser app right from the app bookmark or shortcut. To view detailed information, in the Knox Browser app, tap Bookmark > About to open the Knox Browser app info screen.
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