Assigning preferences and security settings to devices

There are different ways to assign settings that determine how users work with the IBM Traveler server. You can use the built-in set of default device preferences and security settings that IBM Traveler provides, which is simpler. Or you can create a IBM Traveler policy settings document, which provides greater flexibility and control but is more complex to configure.

Before you begin

If you are using a IBM Traveler policy settings document, the template of the address book on the IBM Traveler server should be no earlier than version 8.5.2.

Note: When the policy or default settings have been created for your Apple devices, remove the <dict> from the /traveler/cfg/client/Apple.xml file. This is because the security enhancements are enforced in the sync flow rather than through Apple.xml. This avoids contradictions in the two settings, prevents users from getting around the settings by manually creating the account, allows the settings to be more personalized to individual users or subsets of users, and allows the security settings to be dynamic without user interaction.
Note: IBM Traveler defined device security settings apply to Apple devices. However, the device preference settings (Sync settings, filter settings, and device settings) do not apply to Apple devices.
Note: IBM Traveler defined device security settings apply to BlackBerry 10 devices that are configured for direct connection to IBM Traveler (and not activated on a BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10.) For BlackBerry 10 devices that connect to IBM Traveler using BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, the BES10 managed security policies take precedence, and the IBM Traveler Exchange ActiveSync policy settings will be ignored.