Web Content Filter

You can restrict the access students and staff have to certain websites by creating a web content filter profile for mobile devices. When a web content filter profile is distributed to a mobile device, users cannot clear browser history or open a private browser on the device.

Configuring a Web Content Filter Profile for Mobile Devices

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles in the sidebar.
  2. Click + Create Profile.
  3. Select iOS for the operating system.
  4. Select the type of enrollment you want to make the profile for.
  5. Enter a name in the Profile name field and configure the additional settings as needed, including the removal policy and time filter.
  6. Click Finish.
  7. To configure the profile settings, click the profile you want to configure.
  8. Use the Scope payload to configure the scope of the profile by clicking the + icon and adding device groups to the profile scope.
  9. Use the Web Content Filter payload to select the Enable web content filter checkbox.
  10. From the Filter Method pop-up menu, you can choose one of the following options:
    • Limit adult content and blocklist websites: Automatically filters adult content and restricts users from accessing certain website URLs.

      You cannot use a wildcard "*" to blocklist URLs.

    • Safelist Specific Websites: Allow users to access certain website URLs.

      You cannot use a wildcard "*" to safelist URLs.

    • Plugin (Third Party App): Manage your your web content filter using a third-party app.

  11. Click Save.

The web content filter settings are applied to devices in the scope.