Placeholders in policies
In policy settings, you can use placeholders which are replaced by a user, device, or customer property when the policy is assigned.
%_EMAILADDRESS_%is replaced by the Email address property of the user assigned to the device.
%_USERNAME_%is replaced by the User name property of the user assigned to the device.
%_DEVPROP()_%is replaced by a device property.
%_DEVPROP(IMEI)_%is replaced by the device’s IMEI value (if available).
You can use any of the properties listed on the Device properties and Custom properties tabs of the device’s Show device page.
%_CUSTPROP()_%is replaced by a customer property.
For example if you’ve created a customer property
internal_id, you can refer to it by
You can use any of the properties listed under Setup > Sophos setup > Customer properties.
For macOS, user properties are replaced as follows:
- For the local Mac user, the properties from the Sophos Mobile user assigned to the device are used.
- For network users, the properties from the LDAP user account are used.