Defining a browser application
Add a new application (see Adding applications) and select the application type Browser.
Edit the following fields:
Option Description Name Name of the browser shown in the Scout Console Browser type Select Firefox, Chromium or Builtin Browser.1 Start page Web page (URL) that opens when you click Home Called page Web page (URL) that opens after starting the browser Proxy type
No proxy: No proxy server is used
Manual (Proxy:Port): Specify a proxy server and port number
Auto (URL): Use a proxy configuration file
Use system proxy (default):2 'System-wide' proxy setting defined in the device configuration under Network > Advanced per network profile
Note that the setting behind System proxy can also be No proxy).
For further information, see Proxy configuration.
For the Builtin Browser, the setting must be left on Use system proxy.
Free parameters (optional) Individual parameters for application start
see Defining free application parameters
To enable the Kiosk mode for Firefox, see Kiosk mode for Firefox.
Confirm with Apply and OK.
By default, all browser files (cache, history, bookmarks, etc.) are saved temporarily to the flash memory but are deleted with each restart. We recommend that you configure the browser home directory on a network drive. For further information, see Browser home directory.
Further browser-specific preferences can be set through policies (Chromium) or configuration file entries (Firefox.). For further information, see the Scout guide:
Deploying SSL certificates for the browser
Use the Scout feature Files configured for transfer to transfer certificate files to the required target directory on the device:
Mozilla Firefox /setup/cacerts/firefox for eLux RP 6.4 and earlier versions
/setup/cacerts/browser for eLux RP 6.5/Firefox 60.5 and later versions3
Google Chromium /setup/cacerts/browser
For further information, see Files configured for transfer.
Note that a second restart of the device is required to assign the certificates that have been transferred during the first boot to the certificate store of the browser.