Contents

 

  1. Minimum System Requirements for Impero Edlink
  2. Impero EdLink Version 2.1.0 Release
  3. New Features
  • Web Filter Reporting Phase 2 - District & Parent
  • New District level options for ChromeOS
  • Enable bluetooth with Profiles on iOS
  • Secure enrolment channel after setup
  • Cloning profiles

 

 


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 2.1.0 Release

 

Issue Type

Summary

New Feature

Parent | Block Device | Implement the ability for Parents to block childs devices

New Feature

School | User invites | trigger email send from dashboard(New email)

New Feature

School | Reporting | User/student and Device reports

New Feature

District | Chromebook | Ability to manage chromebook configuration 

New Feature

District | Reports | Web Filter reports

New Feature

Chromebook | Sync | Background roster sync at district level

New Feature

Parent | Reports | Web filter reports | Add web filter reports to the parent dashboard

New Feature
School| iOS |Implement Bluetooth control into the school profile
New Feature
School | iOS | Lock down enrolment channels
New Feature
School and district | Profiles | Cloning Profiles

Improvement

All Products | Dashboard | Safari | Not supported Browser

Improvement

School | AD User Sync | Graceful error handling

Improvement

School | Reporting | Saved filters | update to the report screen for usability

Improvement

Android | Update Target Version | Security Issue

Improvement

School and District | Web filter report | Add ability to export page title 

Improvement

School | Devices | Device reports | Add jailbroken flag to type on filter

Improvement

School | Chromebook | Device sync when moving from one domain to another

Improvement

School | User pending status | Clear after sign in

Improvement
School | Devices | Sort devices in order of the last seen
Improvement
School | DEP | DEP multi user ability to clear recent user list
Improvement
School | Student and Device web filter history | Add action component
Improvement
Android | MG Browser | Add a home button on the MG safe browser
Improvement
District | Profiles | Remove the requirement for having a conditional profile pushed down when wanting to push a Baseline profile to a school.
Improvement
Chromebook | URL Filtering | Video Streaming Category | Students are able to access and watch Youtube videos by inserting into Google Presentations
Improvement
Parent | App Management | Remove the ability for Parents to disable the Edlink App
Improvement
School | iOS apps | Ability for self install app failures to try again
Improvement
Parent | Schedules | Use one component to schedule rules for parents
Improvement
School | Access Request | Blocked Youtube urls sent to web filter list
Improvement
Android | Permission flags | Getting and Sending some flags from device
Improvement
School | Parent Linking | Improve linking scenarios with students and devices

Fix

School | iOS | Home screen layout issues

Fix
School | Chromebook | API and extension resolves issues with SSO
Fix
School | Youtube Filter | URL validation issue with m.* websites
Fix
Android | MG Safe Browser | YouTube player now working
Fix
School | iOS apps | Ability for self install app failures to try again

Fix

School | Chromebook | Sync status popup is not translated

Fix

School | MacBook | Incorrect battery status (removed)

Fix

School | iOS | Lost Mode custom message

Fix

iOS Application  | MG Browser | Google search looks like a desktop screen

Fix

School| Profile | Wifi Settings | Unable to enter 63 characters into the wifi password for WPA/WPA2 security

Fix

School | MacOS | Unable to customise dock items

Fix

School | Chrome | Incorrect software version being sent to the dashboard

Fix

iOS | Classes | when assigning an iOS device to a G Suite student the My classes section crashes the app

Fix

iOS | School | Profile | iOS restriction The device will not accept cookies is not showing up in the device MDM profile restrictions

Fix

School | Profiles | Access Requests | When actioning one action it auto selects the other actions.

Fix

School| VPP | VPP apps licences shows missing

Fix

Extension| Chromebook | Not flagged as enrolled

Fix

School | Youtube Filter | Display bug 

Fix

School | Profiles | No baseline profile after school is removed from district

Fix

Access Requests | Able to use the "Actions" button even if we don't have requests

Fix

iOS | Home Screen Layout | Devices are not applying the Home Screen layout correctly

Fix

School | .JSON config issue | Configuration keeps being removed / corrupted

Fix

School | Chromebook | Device Sync has trouble moving device

Fix

School/Parent | Default and device pin | Leading 0 issue

Fix

iOS | Webkit plugin not filtering on iOS 13.5.1

Fix

Chromebook | Youtube | When accessing youtube and selecting a video sometimes it downloads a file called watch.json

Fix

School | Access Request | Disable duplicates for whitelist and blacklist urls

Fix

School | Web Filter Whitelist / Blacklist | The same category appears in both White/Blacklist at the same time

Fix

School | Chromebook | Web Filter reporting | Not showing the full student browser history

Fix

School | Students | Student Browser History | Unable to change the records from 10 to 25, 50 or 100 

Fix

School | Dashboard Cards (Widgets) | Recently enrolled card not showing correct results

Fix

School | Dashboard Widget | Detail option not clicking through

Fix

District | ChromeBook Settings | District and School config does not match

Fix

School | Content | Media | Unable to upload a MP3 file, invalid file type. Unable to use URL either.

Fix

Chromebook| Parent block screen | Timer continues to negative value

Fix

School | Report |Table Filter not working well if count option is selected

Fix

School dashboard | Baseline profile | Baseline is allowing editing of where and when

Fix

School | Chromebook | Users sync appears frozen with no feedback

Fix

Chrome | User sync | Duplicate OU syncs

Fix

All Dashboards | Device list | Sort function is ignored on tables

Fix

District | Profiles | Which Devices | Unable to tag Baseline Profiles 

Fix

Parent | iOS | Lock device PIN and close modal issue

Fix

School | Devices | CSV download error

Fix

Impero | MacOS | MacOS login Items

Fix

School | Web Filter Reports | unable to get reports

Fix

School | Web filtering | New web filter logs not appearing for device

Fix

School | Web filter | Page title bad character encoding

Fix

School | Web Filter | Bypass web filter 

Fix

 School  | Users |  Users Invite Email issue

Fix

Parent | Android | Request access button does not work

Fix

Android | Profile | Home Page URL (Android)

Fix

Parent | iOS | Actions list items 

Fix
School | Web filtering | Approve access is not working

Fix

School | Profile | Profile Re-ordering not updating

Fix
Parent | Chromebook | Bypass blocking device with switch off
Fix
School | Web Filter | Bypass web filter - Chrome Browser
Fix
Impero | Android |  Add note to Camera restriction
Fix
School | Korean Language Dashboard | iOS MDM Settings
Fix
School | Impero| Applications | export applications report
Fix
School | Users list | Parent linked to multiple students only displays one
Fix
School | Students | Dashboard and exported file do not match

 

New Features

Web Filter Reporting Phase 2 - District & Parent

 

We've expanded web filter reporting to include both the district and parentla dashboards. Easily review the organisations internet traffic on mass across all schools using Edlink, 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.
Parents can now also utilise web filter reporting, making it easy to see what your children have been doing online when using home based profiles.
Check out the Impero support knowledge base to get started.

 

 


New District level options for ChromeOS

 

Users can sync uses and devices from Google using the district level dashboard. This allows admins the power to sync at the district level and prevent users from sync at the school level. additional sync and background sync options have been added to allow for easy of management from a single location.


 

 


Enable bluetooth with Profiles on iOS

 

Users can now control bluetooth connectivity via profile configurations in Edlink. Bluetooth can now be completely disabled when profiles are active. This is in relation to the use of Airdrop where it has been reported that some students are using bluetooth to connect to our student devices and send inappropriate messages to other students.



 

 

Secure enrolment channel after setup

 

We have added the ability to lock down the enrolment channels after use to prevent unauthorised devices being enrolled into Edlink. That can have undesired impact such as the deployment of licence apps to a non school owned device. The followinf flags can be enabled to prevent additional device from being onboarded.




Clone profiles

 

Following feedback from users we have added the ability to create clone profiles. Now when creating a new profile you will be asked if you with to clone an existing profile. This will copy all the profile configuration from an existing profile to the new one you are creating. Perfect for when you need to make a new profile that is the same as other profiles you have but requires a few minor changes.