Policy profiles in a hierarchy of policies
Nov 27, 2023
Policy profiles have the following priority assignment conditions:
- A profile's position in a policy profile list indicates its priority. You can change a policy profile priority. The highest position in a list indicates the highest priority (see the figure below).
Priority definition of a policy profile
- Activation conditions of policy profiles do not depend on each other. Several policy profiles can be activated simultaneously. If several policy profiles affect the same setting, the device takes the setting value from the policy profile with the highest priority (see the figure below).
Managed device configuration fulfills activation conditions of several policy profiles
Policy profiles in a hierarchy of inheritance
Policy profiles from different hierarchy level policies comply with the following conditions:
- A lower-level policy inherits policy profiles from a higher-level policy. A policy profile inherited from a higher-level policy obtains higher priority than the original policy profile's level.
- You cannot change a priority of an inherited policy profile (see the figure below).
Inheritance of policy profiles
Policy profiles with the same name
If there are two policies with the same names in different hierarchy levels, these policies function according to the following rules:
- Locked settings and the profile activation condition of a higher-level policy profile changes the settings and profile activation condition of a lower-level policy profile (see the figure below).
Child profile inherits settings values from a parent policy profile
- Unlocked settings and the profile activation condition of a higher-level policy profile do not change the settings and profile activation condition of a lower-level policy profile.