How to hide or remove the unsecured internet browsers?
In kiosk mode or fully managed
Remove the other browsers (unsecured ones)
The internet filtering works only with TinyMDM internet browser. By activating the internet filtering on a policy, the TinyMDM internet browser will be added to the enterprise approved apps list as on the modify policy. If you have other browsers on this policy, they will not be filtered, that is why we highly recommend to uninstall or hide them from it. In order to do it, on the menu next to the browser you want to uninstall, click on Uninstall. If you are in kiosk mode, you can choose to hide the application.
In case of kiosk mode with a single application
If you are in kiosk mode with a single application, you have to hide the TinyMDM internet browser to keep this configuration. Indeed, if multiple applications are installed on your policy, devices will be put in classic kiosk mode (multiple applications visible on the screen).
In case of web applications
Private Web Apps that are approved and installed on TinyMDM dashboard, work with Chrome browser. It is important not to delete the Chrome application even if you want to use Internet (TinyMDM Secure Browser). To avoid users from using Chrome and bypass the Internet filtering, in kiosk mode or fully-managed one, follow the steps below:
In kiosk mode
In your policy, under Apps management, click on the menu linked to the Chrome application and select Hide app.
By hiding the app, users won’t have access to Chrome on their devices but it will be installed in the background so private web apps can be opened.
In fully managed mode
In fully managed mode it is not possible to hide Chrome, so users will be able to access it: this is why it is essential to block all URLs that are not web applications.
- In your policy, under Apps management, click ont the menu linked to Chrome application and select Configuration.
2. The App managed configurations appear. Search Block access to a list of URLs line.
2. Copy and paste the text below:
Due to this configuration, users won’t have access to any internet website or any Google research.
3. In order for the private web apps to be opened by Chrome, please do the following:
Still on the App managed configurations, search the Allow access to a list of URLs (under the previous one).
Copy and paste the URLs of your private web apps:
a. If you only have one private web app
Type your private web app’s URL between quotes and square brackets (see example below)
b. If you have several private web apps
Type the URLs of your web applications one by one. They need to be in quotation marks and separated by a comma. Once you did it, put the entire text in square brackets.
Due to this configuration, by clicking either on its web applications or the Chrome application, the user will only have access to the URLs of its authorized private web applications.