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Geofence setup

Excalibur allows to set Location / Geofence from where user can execute actions. To set a required location/geofence is necessary to have a rules in Set Geofence policy. Default policy has disabled rules for Set Geofence.

Fore more information about Security policy please see : Excalibur Security Policies Management

List of geofences:

GeofenceDescription
HomeEvery user may have 2 Home location which are setup in user's detail.
TemporaryTemporary location with date of expiration setup in user's detail.
GeofenceGeofences which are setup in Geofences section.
Geofences groupGroup of geofences created in Geofences section

Note

Remember, Temporary location expires 23:59:59 by server time. If you will be logged from another time zone you must select another day. Home location has 60m radius, and it is not possible to change it.

RoleDescription
Usercan create an own Home and Temporary location
Managercan create an own Home and Temporary location, as well as his/her subordinates
Servicedesk, AuditorBased on Security policy, they can create Geofences, and Home / Temporary locations for all users.
AdministratorBased on Security policy, Administrator can create Geofences, Geofences group, and Home / Temporary locations for all users.

Steps required to create location/geofence

  1. Create policy with rules for Set geofence
  2. Assign policy to Usergroup
  3. Create required location/geofence

Set geofence rules

GeofenceDescription
New geofence type*Geofence, Home, Temporary, Office* - It defines which type of geofence user can create.
New Geofence scope*All, Subordinates, Self* - It defines for who can user create geofence
Geofences*Geofence, Geofence group, User* - It defines geofence fromwhere the Set Geofence action can be executed.

Fore more information about Security policy please see : Excalibur Security Policies Management

How to create Home / Temporary location

Locations tab contains the list of all User’s locations from where the User most probably will be logged into PC. User or Administrator may define different locations like Home or Temporary location. Locations may be used to create a Security policy for specific User to allow login only from Company’s Office premises, Home in case of a home office or Temporary location in case of a business trip. For Temporary location date until location will be valid might be specified. Locations can be added by clicking on the “+” button in the top right corner and dragging the circle around the map. If needed to edit or delete location, click on circle by right mouse button or click on selected location in list and select the desired action. For Home location can be changed position only and for Temporary location can be changed expiration date, radius and position. All changes of location have to be authorized with User’s / Administrator’s token by confirming push notification on token or by scanning the QR code.

Note

Remember, Temporary location expires 23:59:59 by server time. If you will be logged from another time zone you must select another day. Home location has 60m radius, and it is not possible to change it.

 Edit location

Change date

 Remove location

How to create Geofence

Geofences page serves to manage existing and create new geofences in Excalibur. In the top right corner, there’s a search of geofences based on their names, below it is  a list of all geofences. Selected geofence always appears on the map.

 Edit location

Change date

 Remove location

It’s also possible to Edit, Rename and Remove existing geofences as needed. Editing means moving a selected geofence around the map by dragging it where it’s desired or scaling it by dragging the circle by its rim. Once done, click outside the geofence circle and confirm changes. All new settings of geofence may to be authorized by token /it depend by security policy/. Administrator authorizes this action by confirming push notification which is received on token or scans QR code with token.

It’s also possible to Edit, Rename and Remove existing geofences by right clicking on the geofence circle and select option.

By clicking on “+” plus button, a new geofence can be added to the current (desired) location.

To create a new geofence, click on the desired location on the map and drag a mouse scale the circle. Once the circle covers a desired area, set a geofence name and click the “Create” button. New geofence will appear in the top right corner list of all geofences.

How to create Geofencegroup

Go to section Groups: Geofences on the left menu. This page lists all Groups of geofences created in Excalibur. To add a new group, click the “+” button on the top of the Groups list. Under an individual selected group, adding and removing geofences from the group is available.

Click on specific group to show group's details.

Further materials

Excalibur Administrator Dashboard Manual

Excalibur User Manual

Excalibur Roles Description

Excalibur FAQ