Hierarchy of policies

April 17, 2023

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If different devices need different settings, you can organize devices into administration groups.

You can specify a policy for a single administration group. Policy settings can be inherited. Inheritance means receiving policy settings values in subgroups (child groups) from a policy of a higher-level (parent) administration group.

Hereinafter, a policy for a parent group is also referred to as a parent policy. A policy for a subgroup (child group) is also referred to as a child policy.

By default, at least one managed devices group exists on Administration Server. If you want to create custom groups, they are created as subgroups (child groups) within the managed devices group.

Policies of the same application act on each other, according to a hierarchy of administration groups. Locked settings from a policy of a higher-level (parent) administration group will reassign policy settings values of a subgroup (see the figure below).

Unlocked parent policy settings can be reassigned and locked in the child policy. A user cannot change the parent and child policy settings, only the unlocked settings are available for reassignment.

Hierarchy of policies

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