Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with VMware Workspace ONE

This Knowledge Base article explains how to Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with VMware Workspace ONE using Appdome.

Complete the following steps BEFORE you can Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with VMware Workspace ONE:

  • Your mobile app is fused with the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) SDK.
  • Your mobile app is signed.
  • You have a configured and accessible instance of VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) UEM or Workspace One.

Steps to Deploy Mobile Apps Integrated with VMware Workspace ONE

Upload Your Fused App to VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Console

1. Navigate to the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) UEM Console within your web browser and Log in.

2. Go to AApps & Books –> B. Applications –> C. Native

3. Click Add Application.

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4. On the opened window, click Upload.

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5. Click Choose File to browse the app file.

6. Click Save.

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7. Wait for the upload to finish.

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8. When the upload is done, click Continue.

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9. The application edit page will open. You can configure the app’s basic set up here. If you want to apply a specific security profile to the app, you can do it under More–>SDK (see Manage VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Security Policies, below). Configure the app and click Save & Assign.

Assign the App to Users or Devices

* The Assignment window will open automatically after clicking Save & Assign. It can also be opened manually to change the assignment for existing apps by opening the apps page and clicking Assign.

1. Click Add Assignment

2. Start typing the group name in Select Assignment Groups and select the desired group.

3. Choose the App Delivery Method.

4. Enter Deployment Begins On a date.

5. You can turn on basic Policies for Managed Access, App Tunneling and Application Configuration to the app.

6. Click Add.

7. Back on the assignment window, the new assignment is added. Click Save and Publish.

8. The Preview Assigned Devices shows a list of devices that will be assigned the new app. Click Publish.

You’re done! your app will now be available in the App Catalog of the assigned device. You can read more about using the VMware AirWatch Catalog in the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Knowledge Base.

Manage VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Security Policies 

VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) UEM uses several mechanisms to deploy and assign policies to users, devices or apps. Here you’ll learn how to use VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) to configure the default app Security Policy and add new Profiles – which can be assigned to app deferentially.

1. Go to A. Apps & Books –> B. Application Settings –> C. Default Policy.

2. Select Override, if you want to change the default policy. This page had the control that will manage apps by default. You can manage various controls, such as:

  1. Authentication Type.
  2. App Tunnel.
  3. Data Loss Prevention, etc.

3. To save changes, click Save.

4. To Create a non-default profile, click Profiles in the left side menu.

5. Click Add Profile.

6. Select SDK Profile.

7. Select the desired Platform.

8. Name the Profile

9. Configure the Security Profile. A. Configure Data Loss Prevention under Restrictions, Configure the App Tunnel under Proxy. You can read more about the Default SDK Security Settings and SDK Profiles, Policies and Settings Compatibility in the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Knowledge Base.

10. Click Save.

Apply an SDK Profile to an App in VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) UEM

1. Go to AApps & Books –> B. Applications –> C. Native

2. Click the Application’s Name.

3. Click Edit

4. On the Edit Application window, click A. More –> B. SDK.

5. Select SDK Profile you want to apply to the app.

6. Click Save & Assign.

7. If you don’t want to change the assignment, click Save an Publish. Otherwise, you can update the app’s assignment.

8. Review the assigned devices and click Publish.

The new profile will now be pushed to the assigned devices, and on the next launch of the app, it will conform to the new profile’s security policy.

You are now ready to start deploying mobile apps Fused with the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) SDK.

How Do I Learn More?

To learn about Device Enrollment with VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) : iOSAndroid

To learn about configuring security policies in VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) UEM, read Default SDK Security Settings and SDK Profiles, Policies and Settings Compatibility in the AirWatch Knowledge Base.

To learn about configuring the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Catalog, read this article in the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) Knowledge Base.

To zoom out on this topic, deploying mobile apps Fused with the VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) SDK, read the Appdome for VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) datasheet on our website.

To make sure your app is properly fused with VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) SDK, check out: Use Appdome to Integrate VMWare Workspace ONE (AirWatch) SDKs to any Mobile App.

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