App Permissions and Configurations

Customizing an app to cater to the needs of your organization can now be done seamlessly using MDM. Android Enterprise supports modification of any permission or configuration, designated to an app.

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App Permissions

You can manage the permissions requested by an app. The permissions(accessing Local Storage, Contacts etc.,) can be enabled/disabled or can be user-controlled. This ensures confidential data stays protected.The app whose permissions are to be modified should have an API Level 23. Learn about API Level 23 here.

Follow the steps below to modify app permissions.

1. Click Device Management in MDM Web Console.

2. Click App Repository and select the app whose permissions are to be modified.

3. Click the Permissions tab and modify the permissions.

4. Click Save to finish.

App Configurations

You can configure the app to suit the needs of your organization and to ensure the apps are pre-configured before they get distributed to devices. This saves time as for both users who needn't configure the app after installation and the admins who can configure the app once and distribute it to multiple users.

Follow the steps below to modify app configurations.

1. Click Device Management in MDM Web Console.

2. Click App Repository and select the app whose configurations are to be modified.

3. Click the Configurations tab and modify the configurations.

4. Click Save to finish.

NOTE: Only if the app is provisioned with configurations by the app developer(s), can the configurations be modified using MDM.

To meet your organizational needs, you can create app configurations for the following applications.

The app whose configurations can be modified can be identified by the text This app offers managed configuration, present below the app on the approval screen.

Dynamic Variables

You can use dynamic variables to ease the process setting up App Configurations. You can use dynamic variables to set up App Configurations for the first time before distributing it to devices/groups. Dynamic variables automatically prefetch the required data from enrollment information, thus easing the process for IT admins. The following dynamic variables are supported in MDM:

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