Require a mandatory mobile browser on Enterprise Grid

Enterprise Grid org owners can require all members using Slack on unmanaged mobile devices to use a secure mobile browser when signing in with single sign-on (SSO) and opening external links on the Slack mobile app. Follow the instructions below to enable this setting.

Note: To use this feature, iOS and Android users need to update their Slack app to version 20.03.20 or later.

Note: To learn how to set up mandatory mobile browsers on devices managed by enterprise mobility management (EMM), visit Enable enterprise mobility management for your org.


Enable a mandatory mobile browser for Slack

This feature is currently available for Blackberry Access and Microsoft Edge on unmanaged mobile devices.

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Select Settings & administration from the menu, then Organisation settings.
  3. Click Security in the left-hand column, then choose Security settings.
  4. Find the Mandatory mobile browser setting, and click Enable.
  5. Select your preferred browser from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Enable.

Tip: Enable the Block file downloads and message copying setting to keep members from copying links and opening them in a non-secure browser.


Configure additional settings

If you’re using BlackBerry Access as your org’s mandatory mobile browser, you’ll need to enable third-party applications in your BlackBerry Access settings.

  1. From your BlackBerry Dynamics dashboard, navigate to the Apps tab on the left sidebar.
  2. Click on the BlackBerry Access app.
  3. A dialogue box will open. Click the filename App config with default values, and tick the box next to Allow external apps to open HTTP/HTTPS URLs through BlackBerry Access.
  4. Then, tick the box next to Enable third-party applications.
  5. To allow redirection from BlackBerry Access to the Slack mobile app, add the following URL schema in the open text box: slackbeta, slack.

Tip: Visit Use a mandatory mobile browser to learn how to set up a mandatory mobile browser on your iOS or Android device.

Who can use this feature?
  • Org owners
  • Available on the Enterprise Grid subscription