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Afaria : Webclip in iOS

Before I begin, I assume that the reader is familiar with Creation of Policy, Linking the Policy to Group and Applying the Policy on the Device

Webclip is only associated with iOS devices

What is Apple Webclip.?

  • Apple Web Clips allow for web based applications to be presented on an iOS device in the same manner as other applications.

Why a Webclip.?

  • Let us consider , A company wants its employees to access a Intranet site to get the latest information. In this scenario , a Webclip can be created with link to access the intranet site.

How to create a Webclip.?

     Follow the below steps to create a Webclip.

    • Click on the Policy Tab in the home screen of Afaria console
    • Create a New Configuration Policy for iOS as shown


    • Enter the Name of the Configuration policy and expand the MDM Payload dropdown.
    • Select the Webclip option and click on add


    • Enter the details.
      • Label is for the Name of the Webclip(application) that will appear on the device screen.
      • URL shall be the URL of the Intranet address. In this example I have used (
      • Icon is the application icon that one wishes to represent the app on the Device screen.

                      shown below is an example


    • Save the Configuration Policy , Link the Configuration Policy to the Group and Apply the Policy
    • When the Policy is applied on the Device, an application with the icon uploaded on the Webclip section appears on the device application list screen as shown below


    • When the user clicks on the application(in this case “Intranet Site”) icon , the user is directed to URL specified in the Webclip section(In this case as shown below


So, one can create a Webclip to direct and iOS user to access the intranet site.

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      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Syed Sirajuddin

      so basically this icon is kind of shortcut for that URL?



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      Yes Jitendra, It is a shortcut to the URL that appears on the Application List of the device.

      But this is just one of the uses of Webclip, other uses can include creating a App portal as a Webclip



      Author's profile photo Jitendra Kansal
      Jitendra Kansal

      Syed Sirajuddin


      Then its fantastic..



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      Yes its shortcut , basically the purpose of webclip is required when we need to use Afaria enterprise Appstore as a application instead of using from Afaria client

      In that case we need to give the url path of portal package url link .


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      i`ve the problem, that the Icon only for one time be on homescreen. After first open its gone be black. I try it with different size of Icons  59x60.png and 167x167.png. Both Icons will be show on the Homescreen (iPad Air2), but only before first open the webclip.

      Afaria Version 6.60.8177

      Have somebody an idea?