How can I pre-tag devices with a tag?

MetaAccess provides a mechanism for pre-tagging devices according to any arbitrary string.

1. Tag devices via enrollment process

For installed Windows and OSX version:

A tag name must be appended to the installer file name. For example if the managed device installer for Windows for an account is named OPSWAT_GEARS_Client_3445-d212055151e00f8b6ecd3dfb73032391-0.msi the installer would be renamed to OPSWAT_GEARS_Client_3445-d212055151e00f8b6ecd3dfb73032391-0-SanFranciscoOffice.msi to tag devices with the tag “SanFranciscoOffice”
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For Android and iOS:

Enter a tag to GROUP IDENTITY in advanced mode when you enroll your device. If you enter a group id of a device group on your account, the device will be assigned to that group when it connects to the MetaAccess cloud.

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Or add it to the deeplink: gears://regcode/<your reg code>/SanFranciscoOffice

2. Manually edit the device’s nickname with a tag name
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3. Where do I see a devices with a specific tag?

After enrolling a a device with a tag name, the nickname of the device will be constructed as 'hostname'+"-"+'tag name' automatically. This nickname field is searchable on the cloud console as well as API.

On the cloud console, go to Inventory > Devices and search with a tag name

Notes: Pre-tag feature is not applicable for dissolvable and Linux agents.
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You can also use Get Devices API with search parameter to retrieve devices which is tagged with the tag name.


This article was last updated on 2020-09-01.
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