Web Shortcuts

Web Shortcuts or Web Clips is used for creating shortcuts of URLs in the managed device. Web Shortcuts display the content of the linked URL in a web browser. The main advantage of using Web Shortcuts is the time saved ensuring minimal user action is required to access the URLs. Web Shortcuts can generally be used in the following scenarios:

Configuring the device with Kiosk ensures users can access the contents of a particular URL, by making it a Web Shortcut and not any other app/resource on the device. As a pre-requisite for this setup, the Kiosk profile must be configured to allow only a single app in Kiosk which must be the default browser of the device. As Web Shortcuts are opened in a browser, the browser app must not be restricted through Kiosk.

 

PROFILE SPECIFICATIONS

DESCRIPTION

Web Shortcuts Label

The name to be displayed for the Web Shortcut in the device.

URL to be Linked

The URL whose contents are to be displayed when the Web Shortcut is opened.

Removal of Shortcut

Enabling this allows the user to remove the Web Shortcut.

Icon

Provide the image to be displayed as the icon for the Web Shortcut.

Use Precomposed Icon

The icon added is displayed with no added visual effects.

Open Web Shortcuts in

This option lets you choose the browser to display the Web Shortcut content. Displaying the Web Shortcut in browser with restricted access ensures the user can view only the content in the linked URL and the associated links and not modify the primary URL. This is useful as it prevents users from navigating to other web resources and restricts any browser-related action. If the Web Shortcut is displayed in a browser with no restricted access, it allows the user to modify the URL. It is recommended to display Web Shortcuts using the browser with restricted access option.

  • Web shortcuts automatically disable users from deleting browsing history and cache on the device.
  • If you want to provision Web Shortcuts to open in a browser, you can do so only by setting up multi-app Kiosk with Safari as one of the Kiosk apps.
  • In case you choose to open the Web Shortcut in a browser and not browser with restricted access, then once the Web shortcut is opened, Shortcut icon gets replaced with the icon associated with the particular URL.
See Also:  Associating Profiles to Groups, Associating Profiles to Devices,  App Management, Distribute Apps to Devices, Distribute Apps to Groups
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