Adding an Android App to the App Catalog from Google Play

To add an Android app to the App Catalog from Google Play:

1.Select the Workspaces menu.

2.Select the App Catalog tab.

The App Catalog page appears.

Note: Ensure the app you are going to add is not listed.

3.In the App Catalog page, click Add App and then select Add App From Store.

The From Public App Store dialog appears.

4.In the From Public App Store dialog, select Google Play Store.

Note: For information about enabling international apps stores, see Workspaces.

Figure 129Add App From Google Play Store

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5.Type the name of the app in the Search box and press Enter.

A list of apps is displayed based on the search criteria.

6.Select the required app from the apps list and click Next.

Figure 130Select App from Search Result

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The Configure App Details dialog appears.

7.In the Configure App Details dialog:

Change the Description if required.

Select the Required check box if the app should be pushed automatically upon enrollment.

If you access the app through VPN, then set Network access to Require VPN.

Figure 131Configure App Details

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Click Next.

The Configure App dialog appears:

Figure 132Configure App

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8.In the Configure App dialog:

Specify the Email address that will be used by the app.

Typically, you will specify an app macro such as <USER_WORKSPACE_EMAIL> or <ACTIVESYNC_EMAIL>.

To view app macros, click the Available App Macros switch:

Figure 133Available App Macros

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Specify a Hostname or Host for the app.

Typically, you will specify an app macro such as <ACTIVESYNC_HOST> or <ACTIVESYNC_HOST_PORT>.

Specify a Username for the app.

Typically, this will be an app macro such as <USER_USERNAME> or <ACTIVESYNC_USERNAME>.

Specify a Device Identifier for the app.

Typically, this will be an app macro such as <DEVICE_ACTIVESYNC_ID>.

Select whether SSL is required to access the app.

If True, end-to-end encryption is required when accessing the app from a device.

Select whether to Trust All Certificates.

If True, no certificate checks are performed.

Specify a managed Login Certificate Alias if required.

Select whether to Allow Unmanaged Accounts to access the app.

(Optional) Specify a Default Email Signature.

This can include an app macro such as <USER_DISPLAY_NAME>.

Specify a Default Sync Window for devices. This is expressed as minutes.

Figure 134App Configuration Complete

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Click Next.

If additional permissions are required for the app, the Configure App dialog updates. In the App Permissions tab, select the required permissions for the app and click Next. For example:

Figure 135Configure App Permissions

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Note: For information about app permission properties, see Workspaces.

An approval dialog appears. This lists the permissions that will be set for the app using the specified settings. For example:

Figure 136Approve App Permissions

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9.(Optional) Click Approve all permissions forever to create open-ended approval of permissions for the app.

Note: All revoked (or newly-added) permissions will be granted by default if this check box is selected.

10.In the approval dialog, click Approve.

A confirmation message appears.

Figure 137App Added

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11.Click Add to add the app from Google Play to the App Catalog.

Note: Adding an app to the App Catalog does not automatically deliver apps to the user's device. The app must also be added to an appropriate policy.

Note: All configuration changes made to the app in the App Catalog are the defaults for the app. However, you can overwrite these after adding the app to a specific policy.

The next step is to add the app to a specific policy. For details, see Adding an Android App to a Policy.