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Development mode

Development mode is a Windows device configuration that is intended for use by developers and advanced users. Enabling Development mode can expose the device to potential security vulnerabilities.

Creating a new Development mode policy

To create a new Development mode policy:

  1. From the Device Posture tab, select + ADD:

    Add new device posture policy

  2. Select Add to Windows.

    The Add new device policy to Windows dialog appears.


    The Development mode device policy is currently supported for Windows devices.

  3. Select Development mode from the Select policy type dropdown.

    New Development mode policy dialog

  4. Configure the following attribute:

    • Action: Select Enforce or Review.
  5. Enter label names (predefined or custom) to the Labels field listed under Apply policy to devices with these labels to apply the new policy to specific groups of devices.

    Apply device policy labels

  6. Select SAVE.

    The policy is created with the configured settings.


    When Development mode is enabled on a Windows device, a Development mode enabled ticket type is created.

The policy can be viewed by selecting the dropdown next to Development mode on the Device Posture tab. See: Device posture configuration overview.

The following policy details are displayed:

  • Device labels applicable to the policy.

  • The action(s) applicable to the policy, for example, Review.

View Development mode policy