Policies explained


A policy is a collection of one or more configurations. Each policy can be applied to one or more devices at the same time. In addition, one or more policies can be associated with each device.


Policies are platform dependent. When creating them, care must be taken to determine which platform a policy is created for. For example, an iOS policy cannot be subsequently changed to an Android or Windows policy. Within the Apple operating systems, a distinction is also made between iOS, macOS or tvOS policies and likewise cannot be subsequently changed over.

In the side menu under Devices > Policies, there will be the overview of the policies that have already been created. One can create a new policy via the Add button. At this point, a target system must be specified and a name has to be given.


Then click Save to create a new policy.


All changes to a policy will only take effect after it has been published. This allows to make all configurations and check for completeness without the changes being directly active on linked devices. If one has made changes and wants them to become active, one should click the Publish button:


Once the policy is published, the next version to be released will be created automatically, so that the work can be continued comfortably. The version marked with the small icon is the currently released one:



Directives have priorities. The lower number trumps the higher one. So priority 2 wins against priority 3. Each platform has its own priority list. So there can be policies with priority 1 multiple times - each for iOS, macOS, tvOS, Android Classic/ Legacy, Android Enterprise and Windows.

If a configuration, such as that of the restrictions, is created in different policies with different priorities, they complement each other, provided they are not mutually exclusive. If a function is allowed in the restrictions of a policy with priority 4, but prohibited in one with priority 2, it remains prohibited.

To change the priorities, click on the three small dots in the policy overview and select the corresponding menu item.


Automatic assignment

Policies can be assigned to devices automatically during enrollment, if enrollment has been configured to do so. To do this, it has to be specified within the policy whether or not it should be used for automatic assignment. In addition, one can specify for which users or groups it should take effect. To do this, the icons in the upper right corner of the info box have to be clicked.


Here you can select the appropriate options.


Global policies

Now and then, it can be useful to be able to apply identical configurations in several organizations of Relution. To do this, global policies can be created and shared in the store-orga →. These policies can be edited normally in the store-orga, but are only available read-only in the other organizations. To make a policy globally available, it must be published. This process cannot be undone.


Public policies are marked with a check mark in the overview.