View a Device’s Checkout History

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GroundControl keeps a history of which user checked out the device at which time. GroundControl also records when the user returned the device. The device does not need to be connected to a Launchpad to view this activity. To view the history: In the GroundControl admin console, click on the Devices tab. Search for the device name or serial number. … Read More

Set up the Pinpad App

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GroundControl includes a simple web app simulating a Pinpad for authentication. IMPORTANT: Obviously this system is not secure and should never be used in production. We encourage you to browse the source code for the web app. It’s a good demonstration for using OAuth to authenticate against GroundControl, and for using the GroundControl APIs to check out devices. In the … Read More

Integrate Proximity Badge Readers

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GroundControl supports USB-connected proximity card readers manufactured by rf IDEAS, which is the most common reader on the market. Many brands resell the rf IDEAS reader, including Imprivata.   Supported Readers Imprivata models IMP-75 IMP-80 IMP-60 IMP-82 IMP-80-mini Enabling Support for Proximity Badge Readers To enable GroundControl support for proximity badge readers: Navigate to Admin > Check Out. For the … Read More

Configure Basic Checkout Automation

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You’ll need to set up two automation rules. The first rule handles devices that are being Checked Out: You may customize this rule with additional conditions based on the complexity of your Workflows and environment. 2. The second automation rule handles the Return when devices are returned to the Launchpad. The condition will Return only devices that are already checked out as … Read More

Basic Checkout Workflow – iOS

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NOTE: This topic applies to iOS Workflows. For Android Workflows, see this article. You’ll need to create three Workflows for iOS devices: Device Prep, Return, and Check Out. Device Prep As part of Device Prep, you will perform the basic provisioning of the device. At a minimum, you should include the following actions: Perform MDM command – This will delete … Read More

Simple Checkout Auth

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We’re almost done! Before using your own ID cards and directory, we recommend you get started with a simple system built into GroundControl. GroundControl provides a hosted user directory for evaluation, and a simple “Pinpad” web application. With these two systems, you can create users (real or imaginary) and assign each a PIN. This PIN will be used for identity … Read More

The Locker App

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GroundControl locks devices using its Imprivata Locker app, available for iOS and Android devices. Configure an Emergency Unlock PIN What happens when someone accidentally unplugged a cable, or the network is offline? At some point you may need to unlock a device when GroundControl is not available. The Imprivata Locker app includes a feature to unlock phones in case of … Read More

Check Out and Password AutoFill Prerequisites

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Check Out and Password AutoFill have the following prerequisites. Check Out Prerequisites Imprivata must enable this feature for you. There may be an additional charge depending on your current GroundControl License. When it is available in your organization, turn on the feature in Admin > Check Out. Imprivata Locker App: iOS app. To obtain the Imprivata Locker app for iOS devices, ... Read More

Integrate a Custom Identity Web Service

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Our Checkout feature requires an identity lookup service to handle the translation of Badge IDs to User IDs. Imprivata OneSign is the easiest service for this. If you do not have Imprivata OneSign, you must create a web service. We’ve tried to keep these requirements as simple and flexible as possible. Most organizations have the resources to fulfill these requirements … Read More

Check Out

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Check Out allows organizations to keep a record each time a user takes a shared device, improving accountability and allowing unique device personalization. GroundControl locks down iOS devices in software using Apple’s robust “single app mode” to deter theft. GroundControl can update apps and system software while iOS devices are charging, to maintain a patched and compliant computing environment. Check ... Read More