Managed Configurations

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Configure managed iOS apps

This option lets you configure your app settings remotely. Beforehand however, you must be certain which configuration options are available for the app in question. This generally applies to apps you have developed yourself or those that were devel­oped for you. If you want to configure an app from the App Store, you will require the app’s internal documentation. You can find more information on this at https://www.appconfig.org/ or under https://developer.apple.com.

  •  Firstly, add the app that you want to configure to the Management Console (see section Adding iOS apps). In doing so, ensure that the Managed checkbox is checked.
  • Then select Managed Configurations→ Create.
select Create button

select Create button

  • Then select the platform Apple.
  • Then make the following settings:
setting the managed iOS app configuration

setting the managed iOS app configuration

  • Name: Give this configuration a name.
  • Select Application: Select the app for which you want to set a configuration.
  • Key: The app developer defined Keys, for example, the key username. You can obtain these keys either directly from the app developer or locate them in the app’s internal documentation.
  • Type: The following types are available:
    • String: Strings of words, characters or numbers
    • Boolean: true or false
    • Integer: integer values without a comma, plus or minus
  • Value: Then a Value can be provided for the Key. Use variables, so that this name will be inserted automatically.
  • Save your configuration.
  • Then select the configuration in the overview and click on Assign.
assigning a configuration

assigning a configuration

  • Then select users or groups and confirm with OK.
select users or groups

select users or groups

Note! You can also assign the Managed Configurations under Control Panel→ Users or Group Templates (see section Assigning to users or groups).

  • After you have assigned the Managed Configurations to the users/groups, you need to distribute the app itself (including the Managed Configurations) to the users or groups (see section Assigning apps).

Configure managed And­roid apps

  •  If you want to change the default Permissons and Managed Configura­tions select the app in the column on the left and then to the right, under Details, click on Confi­gure.
configure managed android apps

configure managed android apps

  • You can then configure the app settings. Note that all the permis­sions and configuration options are predetermined by the respective app.
  • Permissions: Here you can determine which permissions should be managed via MDM and whether they are allowed or restricted.
Editing permissions and restrictions for a managed app

Editing permissions and restrictions for a managed app

  • Managed Configurations: Variables can be used in all the configuration entry fields (e.g. Default Email Signa­ture, Email Address) (upper arrow in illus.). For the e-mail app Gmail, for example, the host name/host (Exchange server) must be entered (lower arrow in illus.).
example of the use of a variable (app: Gmail)

example of the use of a variable (app: Gmail)

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