Apply identifiers to groups of kiosks. Label each device with up to six shared identifiers.
We highly recommend setting a Unique iPad ID when you set up your kiosks, regardless of whether you see an immediate need for it. Once a Unique iPad ID is set, you can then use it later to add or modify Group IDs on specific devices through a Remote Settings Control update as needed.
We recommend using an ID set in lowercase without spaces or special characters as these can trigger an error in certain use cases. As an example, correctly-formatted identifiers would include:
Group IDs can be used in the following ways:
As a variable in other app settings
In Plus and Enterprise, each Group ID can be used as a variable in the app's settings by inserting ‘$GroupID#$’ (so ‘$GroupID1$’, ‘$GroupID2$’, etc., capitalized and spaced as shown, without the single quotes). This can be used to customize a URL for Remote Settings Control or to use a Group ID as the secondary identifier Unit ID when using the remote management server. More information is available here.
To apply specific settings to a group of devices
Group IDs can be used in combination with our Remote Settings Control .xml file to apply specific settings to a group of devices, without the need to list devices individually. More information is available here.
To identify which group is accessing your content
Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration
|Key for Group 1||kp_substitutionVariableValue_0|
|Key for Group 2||kp_substitutionVariableValue_1|
|Key for Group 3||kp_substitutionVariableValue_2|
|Key for Group 4||kp_substitutionVariableValue_3|
|Key for Group 5||kp_substitutionVariableValue_4|
|Key for Group 6||kp_substitutionVariableValue_5|
Note: These identifiers are not included in a Remote Settings or Managed App Configuration export from within the app as they are expected to be unique to a single kiosk or group of kiosks. As such, they must be manually added to the file if needed. In addition, these values cannot be overwritten with a blank value during a Remote Settings Update without additional configuration - see this article for more detail.
- Added in version 6.6