If you manage mobile devices centrally in your company, you can also make the mobile app available to your users specifically via enterprise mobility management (EMM).
Here you can find out which configuration options might be available to you.
For the sake of simplicity, we understand EMM, as an all-encompassing term, to include related disciplines such as mobile application management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM).
For the mobile app and the options mentioned here, you can use most EMM providers that are part of the AppConfig.org community. The important thing here is that the EMM does not need its own SDK within the app for an option, because we do not include an SDK.
Configuration in EMM
The mobile app supports a basic set of policies that can be enforced via EMM and are compatible with most EMM providers.
These parameters are available for 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)
Please pay attention to the following difference between Android and iOS:
- Android: Your EMM service should be able to read the configuration options from the app once the app is initialized in your EMM service.
- iOS:You have to maintain the keys and values manually in the EMM service. Pay attention to the upper and lower case.
Other EMM features
AppConfig.org suggests a list of EMM features that should be available to you without us having to explicitly implement them in the mobile app:
- App tunnel (VPN)
- Specify (app) encryption
- Remote deletion of the app
- Disabling screenshots
- Prevent app backup
For more information, see the documentation from your EMM provider.
Please note that these functions do not always work reliably with the app if they are only controlled from the outside.
Provide mobile app for EMM
In general, we have written down the different rollout scenarios in this article: Mobile app: Rollout scenarios of the white label app.
Companies with managed and private devices
It's all in the mix: If your company allows both company-owned smartphones (COD = Corporate Owned Device) and private ones (BYOD = Bring your own Device), the app will fit into the concept without any problems.
It is easily possible to distribute the app to some of your employees via EMM and offer the other part of the workforce a simple installation via the app stores.
Special features for the white label app
A white label app can be deployed in the same way via your EMM provider.
For iOS you need to use Apple Business Manager and for Android the equivalent Google for Work. We need to activate your corresponding IDs and accounts for your white label app. Please contact our service desk for this.