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The Samsung Knox for Android container must be configured to implement the management setting: enable container.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-56123 KNOX-39-015400 SV-70377r1_rule Medium
The container must be enabled by the administrator/MDM or the container's protections will not apply to the mobile device. This will cause the mobile device's apps and data to be at significantly higher risk of compromise because they are not protected by encryption, isolation, etc. SFR ID: FMT_SMF.1.1 #42
Samsung Android (with Knox 2.x) STIG 2016-02-25


Check Text ( C-56693r1_chk )
This validation procedure is performed on both the MDM Administration Console and the Samsung Knox for Android device.

Check whether the appropriate setting is configured on the MDM Administration Console:
1. Ask the MDM administrator to display the "Android Knox Container" rule.
2. Verify the existence of this rule.
3. Pushing this rule to the device that does not have a container installed will result in creation of the container.

On the Samsung Knox for Android device:
1. From the device home screen, pull down the notification bar.
2. Verify the existence of the KNOX icon.
3. If available on the MDM agent, verify the container rule in the list of rules received by the MDM agent.

If the MDM Administrator cannot configure the "Android Knox Container" rule, or if the KNOX icon is not present in the notification bar, or if the container rule is not found in the MDM agent rule list (MDM vendor-specific check), this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-60999r1_fix)
On the MDM Administration Console, create the "Android Knox Container" rule and push this rule to the device.