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If two similar Knox policies are applied to a device with an MDM, which one takes precedence?

Last updated July 26th, 2023



Any Samsung Knox device managed with a supported MDM.


If a device is managed by two MDMs or if it is managed by an MDM and also by EAS policies, the stricter Knox policy takes precedence.

For example, lets say 2 different password policies are pushed to a device in the same day.

  • Policy 1: Requires at least 5 alphanumeric characters and one symbol in the password.

  • Policy 2: Only Requires 6 alphanumeric characters.

The MDM policy that is stricter takes precedent. In this case, it is policy 1.

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