Registering devices in large volumes

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Using registration keys it is possible to register a large number of devices without having to log each device into remote management.

How do registration keys work?

Registration keys have been designed with mass provisioning in mind, not only do they streamline the logon process they also allow you to automatically assign devices to the correct device groups. Take the following example:

Let's say you want to roll out 100 devices, 50 devices to "Device Group Onsite" and 50 to "Device Group Offsite". You would create 2 registration keys via the management console and assign "Device Group Onsite" to key 1 and "Device Group Offsite" to key 2. Once registered using one of the options below these devices automatically make themselves members of the relevant device group and download the correct profile settings.

Option 1

Enter registration key via the device under Settings > Remote Management > Use Registration Key

Unlike the other 2 options this method doesn't offer any real advantages over using a username and password, since it takes just as long to enter the key. However some customers do not wish to create lots of different usernames and passwords, therefore this option may make sense for some.

Option 2

Copy kbremote.xml to the default storage area and install Kiosk Browser

The most flexible method to register devices, simply copy the file kbremote.xml to the default storage area (home/root), this file contains the relevant registration key. Then install Kiosk Browser either via APK or through Google Play. Once launched Kiosk Browser will automatically register the device using the registration key found in kbremote.xml. You can download the XML file using the download icon . Setting the delete value to "true" means the xml file will be deleted after the key is imported.

Sample XML File:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <registration key="zzzzzzzz-yyyy-zzzz-yyyy-zzzzzzzzzzzz" delete="true" />

Option 3

Get a branded/customised APK from us with a built in registration key

We provide you with a custom APK, once installed and launched Kiosk Browser will automatically register the device using the registration key embedded within the APK. This makes a lot of sense if you are less worried by the default device group but want to make registration simple.

Note costs are associated with this method, see here for more information on branded versions.

Option 4

With JavaScript

Create your own registration procedure using our JavaScript interface. Examples can be found here. We can embed a start page into your own customised APK, note costs are associated with embedding, see here for more information on branded versions.

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