Contents

 

  1. Minimum System Requirements for Impero Edlink
  2. Impero EdLink Version 2.0.7 Release
  3. New Features
  • Web Filter Reporting
  • New search option in the Edlink Mobile Browser
  • WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and Dynamic WEP support
  • Multiple Active Directory Server support

 

 


Minimum System Requirements for Impero Edlink

 

Described below are the specific system requirements for running Impero Edlink on different operating systems. Please make sure that your system meets these requirements and that your operating system is up to date before downloading the latest version of the Impero Edlink app.

If your system does not meet the minimum requirements, the features of Impero Edlink may not work as described. Actual requirements may also vary based on your system configuration along with the applications and the features you install.

 

Environmental requirements

  • An 802.11 wireless network that is open or using a Pre-Shared Key (PSK)
  • Ports that need to be open for registration. 80, 443
  • For Apple devices: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203609 but essentially TCP ports 5223, 2195, 2196, 443 (5223 and 443 for enrol and control. Rest of are for MDM servers)
  • For Android and Chrome: Outbound TCP connections on ports 5228-5230.
  • Schools utilizing SSL-inspecting proxies will need to add a temporary network without SSL interception in order to configure tablets.
  • Schools need to ensure consistent connectivity and enough bandwidth is available for any initial deployment of apps.


 Impero Edlink App – iOS

 

  • iOS version 9.3 and above.
  • 40mb Free disk space.
  • DEP set up to point to EdLink or access to Apple Configurator 2.
  • VPP login and download token or apple ID used to purchase apps.

 

Impero Edlink App – OSX

               

  • OSX version 10.8 and above.
  • 40mb Free disk space.
  • DEP set up to point to Impero EdLink or access to Apple Configurator 2
  • VPP login and download token or apple ID used to purchase apps.

 

Recommendation

Impero recommend the use of Apple's Caching service, a caching server can help you make sure all your devices are up to date while leaving your Internet bandwidth almost untouched. It caches all software updates, App Store purchases, iBook downloads, iTunes U downloads (apps and books purchases only), and Internet Recovery software that local Mac and iOS devices download.

What this means, practically speaking, is that instead of making all the Mac and iOS devices in your network run out over the Internet to download and update content from Apple's servers, you can host those updates on your servers, which makes for faster updates and less external bandwidth usage.

 

 

Impero Edlink App – Android OS


 

 

 

Impero Edlink App – Chrome OS

  • Enrolled and licenced in the Google Admin Console (Managed)
  • Latest ChromeOS version and/or two versions back (Google Admin Requirement)*
  • 40mb Free disk space.

*Google and Impero only support 3 versions of Chrome OS (the Latest release build and two versions behind). Automatic updates for Chrome OS devices can be managed from the Google Admin console and it is strongly recommended you enable this feature to maintain functionality with Impero Edlink on your Chrome OS devices.

 

 

Impero EdLink Version 2.0.7 Release

 

Issue Type

Summary

New Feature

Web Filtering Reporting

New Feature

Added support for WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and Dynamic WEP for Wi-Fi

New Feature

Add a Search functionality in address bar of Mobile Browser

New Feature

Multiple AD authentication servers

New Feature

Allow the School or District Admin to re-trigger invitation emails to multiple users (teachers) from user’s page on the dashboard

Improvement

Improved Language support for Spanish

Improvement

Updated the CSV Bulk Upload Template to support both commas delimited and semicolon delimited

Improvement

Ensure that when devices sync from G Suite, only provisioned devices are synced across

Improvement

Android now respects changes to unlock PIN after the device has been unlocked

Improvement

Add Notice banner to parent dashboard to assist with supervised device enrolment

Improvement

When a parent creates a rule/restriction we confirm that these restrictions can only be applied to supervised devices

Improvement

Allow the ability to select multiple access requests and approve or deny them with one click

Improvement

Incorrect software version being displayed on the dashboard

Improvement

Check 32 bit/64 bit restrictions before commands are sent

Improvement

Translations for Applications and Books

Improvement

Minor VPP license association improvements

Improvement

Copy change on Add entry button in Inventory

Improvement

Don't allow duplicate VPP tokens across all schools        

Improvement

URLs with embedded versions can now be blocked

Fix

Re-lock access to settings, blocked apps, etc. after an administrator has unlocked using the pin

Fix

When selecting a blocked link several times, spamming it, the user is then able to get through the restriction and access the video or URL

Fix

When the device is deleted from the device list on the dashboard after you refresh the extension you get an error page saying that the device cannot be linked

Fix

Fixed issue with Chromebook user sync showing the wrong number of users synced

Fix

Media content correctly shows as assigned to home/school owned devices

Fix

Displayed wrong battery status in iOS updates menu

Fix

Deleting VPP Token doesn't delete associated licenses

Fix

Unable to upload a VPP token Save button greyed out

Fix

Cannot create a class from new district's school

Fix

device is not reporting the SSID to the dashboard leaving the field blank

Fix

When uploading certificates and selecting a school and giving it a name, it generates the district name not the school name

Fix

App installation information displayed on dashboard incorrect

Fix

Unable to create / edit Mobile Auth config

Fix

When trying to apply a Home screen layout profile it says there is more than 1 payload already

Fix

When selecting a blocked link several times before it loads, it allows the user access

Fix

VPP License first page is only showing 5 licenses and not 10

Fix

Reporting charts not displaying with aggregated data on district level but does on school level

Fix

Add restriction for iOS – force Air Print to use trusted TLS

Fix

Wi-Fi configuration from conditional profile not being acknowledged on iPad

Fix

Issue with URL validation tester

Fix

Widgets are not updating data automatically or with the refresh

Fix

Unable to remove unused conditional profile that was pushed from the district

Fix

When removing parents from dashboard it is removing home owned devices

Fix

Issue with linking Data, Unable to remove Chromebook completely from a parent

Fix

Add Android Device via QR Code duplicates device        

Fix

After successfully creating place(geofence) page should go back to places list

Fix

Baseline and Conditional profile linking

Fix

Unable to upload a excel saved version of the bulk update device template

Fix

Unable to link a device to a teacher either when inviting or trying to update

Fix

Unable to remove inventory items if student assigned is deleted first

Fix

iOS Global Proxy payload, Auto proxy URL not being sent

Fix

Sync notification is not displayed every time

Fix

Some blacklisted URLs are not blocked

Fix

Unable to use the "None" button

Fix

Device Enrolment Program Guide link no longer available

Fix

Alarm cannot be deactivated on Android

Fix

Unable to use Google Sign in with certain websites

Fix

Profile overview page displaying incorrect info

Fix

Incorrect software version being sent to the dashboard

Fix

Merge student action, School device is not displayed during this action

Fix

Installed applications list error display

Fix

Local host 127.0.0.1:8080 not able to be validated as a URL

Fix

Unable to remove conditional profile when there are 0 active devices

Fix

When a school is added to a district it checks the existing app configuration settings and applies them

Fix

Student name does not display on sign in when using Mobile Authentication

 

New Features

Web Filter Reporting

 

Unlock the power of Edlinks built in web filter with the new school level web filter reporting. Easily review the school’s internet traffic on mass, spot trends in behaviour and save your filters for hassle free reporting in the future. You can also perform several quick actions against anything you find in the report making managing a large estate of devices a breeze. Check out the Impero support knowledge base to get started.

 

 

New search option in the Edlink Mobile Browser

 

Users can now start a web search directly from the address bar in the Edlink Mobile Browser. This allows users to quickly start new internet searches without first having to find a web page to do so. The Edlink Mobile Browser is installed as part of your Edlink enrolment and is available on iOS & Android.


 

 

WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and Dynamic WEP support

 

We have added WPA Enterprise and WPA2 Enterprise support to Wi-Fi configurations under profiles. In addition to Enterprise support, Dynamic WEP configurations are also now supported allowing users to setup Edlink managed devices to connect to any network.


Multiple Active Directory Server support

 

For large scale organisations that have two or more Active Directory servers, Edlink now allows for multiple servers to be setup for mobile authentication.