Managing Features with Managed App Configuration

With Notability 7.0.2 and later, schools, businesses, and other organizations can use their mobile device management (MDM) software to disable certain features in Notability through a managed app configuration file.

What features can be configured?

  • Sharing Services
    • Box
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • OneDrive
    • WebDAV
    • Email
    • Twitter
    • AirDrop and Open in Other Apps
  • iCloud Syncing
  • Notability's Giphy browser
  • Notability's Web Clip browser
  • Access to an iPad's Photo Library

How do I make a configuration file?

Managed app configuration files are XML dictionaries that contain specific keys and values determined by an app's developer. Notability configuration files can be used like so:

  • To disable a sharing service, remove the service from the "Allowed Cloud Services" array.
  • To disable another feature, set the feature's value from "true" to "false".

For steps on sending a configuration file to managed devices, please see your MDM software's documentation.

Sample Configuration Files

What is managed app configuration?

MDM servers can send XML files that configure apps to managed devices. An app's developer must add support for reading these files. Once a configuration file is received by a device, iOS notifies the app that its settings have changed, and the app configures itself accordingly.

If you like, you can find more details, in this guide from Apple.

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