If you manage the mobile devices in your company centrally, you can also offer the mobile app to specific users via enterprise mobility management (EMM). Find out here what configuration options are available to you.
For the mobile app and the options mentioned here, you can use most EMM providers that are part of the AppConfig.org community. It is important that the EMM does not need a their own SDK within the mobile app for an option, because we don't implement any SDK.
For the sake of simplicity, we understand EMM, as an all-encompassing term, to also mean the associated disciplines such as Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM).
Configuration in the EMM
The mobile app supports a body of guidelines that can be enforced via EMM and that are compatible with most EMM providers.
These parameters are available for the configuration:
|The EMM admin can preset the tenant URL
(White-label come with a hardcoded URL so this setting is not necessary, however, this parameter would override the WL-hardcoded URL)
|The EMM admin can enforce that the app lock is being used (Not recommended if a passcode is being enforced by the device policies.)||enforceAppLock||Boolean||
The EMM admin can set a minimum complexity
|Set if biometrical unlock is allowed.||biometricUnlockAllowed||Boolean||true|
Set if sharing files outside the App is allowed (iOS only)
The maximum number of attempts a user has to enter an app lock passcode. (iOS only)
Your EMM service must be able to read the configuration options from the app as soon as the app is initialized in your EMM service.
You must enter the keys and values in the EMM service manually. Be careful to observe the case (lower case and upper case).
Other EMM functions
AppConfig.org suggests a list of EMM functions that should be available to you without our having to implement them explicitly in the mobile app:
- App tunnel (VPN)
- Specify (app) encryption
- Remote deletion of the app
- Deactivation of screenshots
- Prevent app backup
You can find further information in your EMM provider’s documentation or here:
Make mobile app available
Companies with both managed and personal devices
You can mix it up: If your company allows both the company’s own smartphones (COD = corporate-owned devices) and also personal phones (BYOD = Bring your own device), the mobile app will slip into the concept without difficulty. Without modification, you can make the mobile app available to part of your workforce via EMM and offer the remainder a simple installation procedure via the app stores. We’ve discussed the rollout scenarios in detail in a separate article.
Particularities for white-labeling customers
The mobile app is also available via your EMM provider in its white-label version. For iOS you must use the Apple VPP or its successor the Apple Business Manager, and you must have your Business Manager ID activated by us. To do this please contact our Service Desk.