How to allow access to corporate apps using only managed devices?

Description

Many organizations prefer providing access to corporate apps only using the devices that they are managing. This ensures that the data on these apps remain secure at all times and prevents unauthorised access. Mobile Device Manager Plus allows admins to do just that using Managed App Configurations. 

Using Managed App Configurations, the admin can apply configurations to the apps while they are being distributed to the devices. Making use of this feature, the MDM server pushes a special token with the apps that it is distributing to the managed devices. The app server checks for the availability of the token and only when this token is present the user gets access to the app. Thus, allowing only the managed apps to have access to the apps.

Steps

Follow the steps given below, to configure the app with the configuration:

  1. On the MDM console, click on Device Mgmt tab and select App Repository.
  2. In case of the iOS app, it can be added to the repository either directly, or using Apple VPP.
  3. For Android apps, the app must be added to the repository using Android for Work.
  4. Click the app (either iOS or Android) to which the configurations are to be applied.
  5. Select the Configurations tab which appears only if Managed App Configurations is supported by the app developer.
  6. Upload the XML file which has the relevant configurations.
  7. Once the file has been uploaded, the apps can be distributed to the devices.