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About lock and locked settings

26 February 2024

ID 167068

Each policy setting has a lock button icon (). The table below shows lock button statuses:

Lock button statuses

Status

Description

An opened lock icon and the toggle button with text “Undefined” is off.

If an open lock is displayed next to a setting and the toggle button is disabled, the setting is not specified in the policy. A user can change these settings in the managed application interface. These type of settings are called unlocked.

An closed lock icon and the toggle button with text “Enforce” is on.

If a closed lock is displayed next to a setting and the toggle button is enabled, the setting is applied to the devices where the policy is enforced. A user cannot modify the values of these settings in the managed application interface. These type of settings are called locked.

We highly recommend that you close locks for the policy settings that you want to apply on the managed devices. The unlocked policy settings can be reassigned by Kaspersky application settings on a managed device.

You can use a lock button for performing the following actions:

  • Locking settings for an administration subgroup policy
  • Locking settings of a Kaspersky application on a managed device

Thus, a locked setting is used for implementing effective settings on a managed device.

A process of effective settings implementation includes the following actions:

  • Managed device applies settings values of Kaspersky application.
  • Managed device applies locked settings values of a policy.

A policy and managed Kaspersky application contain the same set of settings. When you configure policy settings, the Kaspersky application settings change values on a managed device. You cannot adjust locked settings on a managed device (see the figure below):

An administrator sets the value for a setting and closes a lock. A user cannot adjust this setting. The user can adjust settings for which the administrator sets values and opens a lock.

Locks and Kaspersky application settings

See also:

Policy profiles in a hierarchy of policies

Hierarchy of policies

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