NFC-, QR code-, Identifier method

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Your selection of setup method is dependent on the Android MDM being used (Google Accounts oder Managed Google Play Accounts), as well as on the number of devices to be set up, and which Android version is installed on them. The following methods are available:

  • NFC method – using a separate admin device; for a large number of users, from Android v5, for Google Accounts and for Managed Google Play Accounts
  • QR code method – available from Android v7, for Google Accounts and for Managed Google Play Accounts
  • Identifier method – available from Android v6, for Managed Google Play Accounts only

The setup is carried out in two steps. In the first step you must select one of the three named setup methods. The procedure for the second step is dependent on whether the user is to continue the configuration of his device himself at this point, or if you will do it for him. Select one of the two configuration options to proceed:

Step 1

NFC method

If you’re planning to roll out a large number of devices, we recommend that you use the NFC method. To do so, you will need an additional Android device (referred to here as the admin device) for the configuration. You use this to configure the Android device of your users, referred to here as user device. The advantage: During the con­figuration, the Wi-Fi names and passwords, which must be assigned to the users’ devices, won’t have to be separately entered for each device.

  • Begin by downloading the Cortado NFC Enrollment app from Google Play Store onto the admin device (left illus.).
  • Activate Android Beam in the device settings on your Admin device (right illus.).
Install NFC-App and enable Android Beam

Install NFC-App and enable Android Beam

  • Open the app.
  • In the app settings (arrow in left illus.), you can enter the Name and Password of your Wi-Fi net­work (right illus.). With the configuration, this data is also transferred to the new device.
open app settings (left), configure Wi-Fi (right)

open app settings (left), configure Wi-Fi (right)

  • Then, in the Management Console, under Control Panel→ Global Settings→ MDM click on Configure Android NFC App.
QR code for the NFC enrollment app

QR code for the NFC enrollment app

  • Scan the QR code, using the NFC app on your Admin device (left illus.).
scan QR code with NFC app

scan QR code with NFC app

  • To configure a User device, you have to first reset to factory settings and then restart.
  • Then hold the Admin device and User device back-to-back. Some devices will need to be placed together slightly offset from one another.
  • Then tap on the display of the Admin device to start the configuration via NFC.
  • Afterwards tap on Next (left illus.) and then on OK (right illus.) and wait until the process is complete.
starting Android Enterprise configuration

starting Android Enterprise configuration

  • Repeat the foregoing process for each User device you want to configure.
  • Now you can continue the configuration of the prepared devices.
  • They are now in a mode in which a QR code can be scanned.
  • Depending on whether the user is going to continue the configuration himself at this point, or if you are going to take that on for him, there are now two ways to go forward:

QR code method

Prerequisite: The user device to be configured must have been reset to factory default settings and have at least Android version 7.0.

  • Tap six times on the same spot on the welcome screen.
 tap six times on the same spot

tap six times on the same spot

  • The configuration begins automatically, tap on Next (left illus.).
  • A Wi-Fi connection will be searched for automatically (right illus.).
  • Select the desired Wi-Fi and enter the login credentials.
configuration begins automatically

configuration begins automatically

Identifier method

Prerequisite: The user device to be configured must have been reset to factory default settings and have at least Android version 6.0. This method can only be employed if Managed Google Play Accounts are being used.

  • On the reset device, tap on Let’s Go (left illus.).
  • Navigate through the setup menu and a Wi-Fi connection will be searched for automatically (right illus.).
starting setup

starting setup

  • Select the desired Wi-Fi and enter the login credentials.
  • Instead of your Google account, enter the identifier afw#cortado (upper arrow in illus.) and then tap on Next (lower arrow in illus.).
  • Then tap on Install (right illus.).
  • That will start the configuration of your device and the Cortado app will be downloaded from the app store.
enter identifier

enter identifier

enter identifier and start installation

enter identifier and start installation

  • Afterwards tap on Next (left illus.) and OK (right illus.). Wait until the process is complete.
starting Android Enterprise configuration

starting Android Enterprise configuration

Step 2

Configuration with user interaction

With this type of configuration the user device receives only the server information. It can then be given to any user for further configuration. The only prerequisite is that the user has already been imported into the Management Console and activated for Android Enterprise (either automatically during the import or manually).

However, if you want to take on the complete device configuration on behalf of the user, proceed instead as described here.

  • In the Management Console select Control Panel→ Global Set­tings→ MDM→ Configure Android Managed Device.
continuing device configuration

continuing device configuration

  • Another QR code is displayed.
QR code for the user device configuration

QR code for the user device configuration

  • Scan the QR code with the user device that you want to configure (left illus.).
  • Then give the device to a user of your choice. The user can then enter his login details and complete the configuration (right illus.).
Scan QR code, user can log in afterwards

Scan QR code, user can log in afterwards

  • The user-specific configuration is now concluded.
Configuration completed, device is now completely managed by the company

Configuration completed, device is now completely managed by the company

Configuration without user interaction (Fast Enrollment)

Select this type of configuration if you want to completely configure a device for a particular user yourself.

  • In the Management Console, under Control Panel→ Users select a user for whom you want to configure a device. You can also select multiple users at the same time (left arrow in illus.), whereby the QR codes for each device will be displayed one after another.
  • Then click on Fast Enrollment (lower arrow in illus.).
selecting user(s)

selecting user(s)

  • Then click on Android Fully Managed Device (COBO) (arrown in illus.).
select Android Fully Managed Device

select Android Fully Managed Device

  • A QR code will be generated for the selected user (upper arrow in illus.) This contains all the (user-specific) data required for the complete configuration of the device (middle arrow in illus.). The QR code remains valid for 15 minutes.

scanning QR code for the selected user

scanning QR code for the selected user

  • Scan the QR code with the preconfigured user device (left illus.).
  • Agree to the management of the device (right illus.)
Scan QR Code and agree to device management

Scan QR Code and agree to device management

  • The user-specific configuration is now concluded.
Configuration completed, device is now completely managed by the company

Configuration completed, device is now completely managed by the company

  • If you previously selected multiple users, click on Next to reveal the next QR code (lower arrow in this illus.).

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