Define custom properties for devices

You can define custom properties for individual devices.

When you define a property with name my property, you can refer to the value of the property in profiles and policies by using the placeholder %_DEVPROP(my property)_%. For example, you can use this to refer to the user that is assigned to a device.

For details on profile and policy placeholders, see Placeholders in profiles and policies.
Note:
  • You cannot create a custom device property with the same name as a standard device property.
  • When you duplicate a device as described in Duplicate a device, the new device receives the custom properties of the source device.
  • As well as the device-level custom properties described here, you can also define customer-level custom properties. See Define customer properties.

To define a custom device property:

  1. On the menu sidebar, under SETTINGS, click Setup > General. On the Personal tab, make sure that the Show extended device details option is selected.
  2. On the menu sidebar, under MANAGE, click Devices.
    The Devices page is displayed with all devices enrolled with Sophos Mobile Control for this customer.
  3. Click the blue triangle next to the required device and then click Edit.
  4. On the Edit device page, go to the Custom properties tab and click Add custom property.
  5. Enter a Name and a Value for the new custom device property.
  6. Click Apply to add the property.
  7. Click Save to save the changes to the device.