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The Tags screen lists all currently active Tags within your Silverback environment, even if they have no devices associated with them.  After the first installation of Silverback, you will see system tags for all supported operating systems. To continue, let's first clarify the different types of tags that exist in Silverback and their purpose.

Tag Types

Type Purpose 
SYSTEM System Tags will automatically deployed to the corresponding devices types. They can't be deleted and have a hard coded Auto Population value. In System Tags only minimum settings should be configured which will affect all devices within the company. This could be for example Passcode settings, Root and Intermediate Certificates, Companion settings or Lockdown settings. 
Admin Admin Tags should be created and deployed to flexible configurations for Areas, Departments within the company. E.g the Marketing department will receive a different configuration than the Production department, so you can easily two separated Tags for both departments and deploy them based on Active Directory Groups with a LDAP filter. 
Policy Policies were introduced with Silverback 23.0 Update 2, and policies are the core resource of the Android Management API and are used to create and save groups of device and application management settings. The ability to create policies is available after the integration of the Android Management API. Policies are displayed in the Tag section and are logically separated from tags in the documentation, and more information about policies can be found in the Policy Guide. If you don't manage your Android devices with the newer Android Management API, make sure to use Tag, as it is intended to configure Android Enterprise devices managed with the Companion application via Tags, as outlined in the Android Enterprise Integration Guide.

Tag Overview

After logging in to the Silverback Management Console as an Administrator, navigate to Tags and review the list of all existing Tags in your Silverback environment. The Tag overview provides the following information and actions:

Detail Description
New Tag Takes the Administrator to the Add Admin Tag screen.
Tag # Displays the Tag ID
Name The friendly name associated with the Tag
Description Displays the general description of the Tag
Type System or Admin Tag or Policy
Devices # Number of devices associated with it.
Device Types The types of devices that the Tag is designed for.
Edit Edits the selected Tag
Clone Clones the selected Tag. SYSTEM Tags will be converted to Admin Tags
Delete Deletes the selected Tag.

Please follow the instructions below for an overview of creating and deploying Tags and what each device type provides.


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