Prerequisite: You have activated an SMC
Note: This section applies to devices
that have an assigned Sophos container policy.
You can lock or unlock the Sophos container, that is, set the access permissions for
the Sophos container apps and for data within the Sophos container.
On the menu sidebar, under MANAGE, click
On the Devices page, click the blue triangle next to the
device for which you want to lock or unlock the Sophos container and then click
On the Show device page, click .
In the dialog box for setting the access permissions, select one of the
- Deny: The Sophos container is locked. Users can
no longer use it.
- Allow: The Sophos container is unlocked.
- Auto mode: The Sophos container is locked as long
as the device violates a compliance rule for which Lock
container is activated. This is the default behavior if you have not set an
The device is triggered to synchronize with the Sophos Mobile Control server. On
synchronization, the setting is applied to the device.