BYOD

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become an essential part of mobile device management. Enterprises today entertains BYOD as a part of business strategy to increase productivity. BYOD enables employees to access the corporate data anytime from anywhere. Which means more productivity as well as more risk. This is what forces, every enterprise to look out for a mobile device management solution which not only monitors the devices, distribute apps but also ensures that data security. Desktop Central provides you the leverage to manage employee owned devices and corporate devices at ease. You can create separate groups for managing employee's devices and impose polices and restrictions in such a way that the corporate data is always kept secure and protected.

Desktop Central provides an option for self enrollment, where the end users can enroll the devices by themselves. Follow the steps mentioned below to configure Self Enrollment settings. Ensure AD authentication is enabled for self enrollment to work. Self Enrollment process remains to be the same for iOS and Android devices.

  1. Click  MDM Tab

  2. Under Settings in the left pane, click Enrollment

  3. Click Settings and configure the Self Enrollment settings

  4. Specify whether you wanted to enable or disable the self enrollment

  5. Click the check box to receive notifications when a device is enrolled using self enrollment.

  6. Specify the email address to which the notification needs to be sent.

  7. Click Save

The devices which are self enrolled will be listed under the default groups, such as corporate or personal based on the operating system. Desktop Central has four default groups, they are Default_iOS_Corporate, Default_iOS_Personal, Default_Android_Corporate and Default_Android_Personal.  Aparrt from the default groups, you can also set any of the group that you have created as a default group. For example if you have created a new group for managing corporate iOS devices named iOS admin, you can set iOS admin as the default group, so that all the corporate  iOS devices which are enrolled henceforth will be listed under iOS admin.

Change the Default Group for Self Enrollment.

Follow the steps mentioned below to change the default group:

  1. Click on MDM tab
  2. Under Settings Click Enrollment
  3. Click Settings, and choose Groups for Enrolled Devices Under Self Enrollment
  4. Select the device type for which you wanted to change the default group and Click Edit Default Group button.
    All the groups available based on the operating system will be listed from which you can choose and save the default group.

 

Self Enrollment process on iOS devices

1. End user uses the self enrollment url, the following information should be filled in.

 

2. End user will be prompted to install the Desktop Central profile. Click Continue to complete the profile installation.

3. Click Install

As soon as the device gets enrolled, users will receive an App catalog from where they can install apps that are distributed through Desktop Central. Administrators will also be notified that a new user has enrolled the device. If any specific profiles, or Apps were distributed  to the group where the device is enrolled, then the newly added device will automatically receive all the configurations and Apps applied to it.

Self Enrollment process on Android devices

1. End User access the self enrollment url and views this page. If the end user uses a SAFE device, he will get the android agent that has been exclusively designed for SAFE devices. If he access the download url from any normal android device, then the appropriate agent  will be downloaded.

2. Download the MDMAndroidAgent.apk file.

3. Click Next to continue installation.

 

4. Open the App after the installation is completed.

 

5. Enter the following details which were sent in the email.

 

6.Specify the type of device as Corporate or Personal.

 

7. Accept the Terms & Conditions.

8. Click Continue  

9. Enable Device Administrator.

10. Click Finish to complete the installation.

11. Click on the MDM App.

12. You can see an App catalog and the policies that are applied on the device.

As soon as the device gets enrolled, users will receive an App catalog from where they can install Apps that are distributed through Desktop Central. Administrators will also be notified that a new user has enrolled the device. If any specific profiles, or Apps were distributed  to the group where the device is enrolled, then the newly added device will automatically receive all the configurations and Apps applied to it.

 

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