How to Configure App Groups using Hexnode MDM

Configuring app groups help you better organize your apps. App groups are useful in case you want to associate multiple apps with the device in one go or to group the apps specific for use to different sections in an organization. Grouping of apps enable the user to push bulk apps, either enterprise or store apps, to several devices, directly or through policies.

Note: App Groups can be sorted by their name, date modified and the number of apps in them. Groups are searchable as well.

Configure an App Group


 

To configure an app group using Hexnode MDM, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Navigate to Apps > App Groups > Add Group > +Add more.
  3. Group name– Assign a suitable name for the app group.
    Description– Add a brief description for the group of apps.

  4. Choose the apps you want to add to the group and click Ok.
  5. Click Save group. The app group will be successfully added to your console.
  6. You can either add more apps or delete the apps from a group at a later point of time.
  7. You can also delete the app group. Go to Apps > App Groups. Choose the app group and click on Delete group. The app group will be deleted from the console.
  8. App Groups

Using app groups to block multiple apps


 

To block a set of apps from actively functioning in the device, follow the below steps:

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Tap on Policy > New Policy > iOS Settings > App Management > Black/White listing. Click on Configure.
  3. Choose the blacklist or whitelist button based on the requirement.
  4. Click on +Add to add either an app or an app group to be either blacklisted/whitelisted.
  5. After selecting the desired apps, click Done.
  6. Next, associate the policy to the target devices by clicking on Policy Targets > +Add devices. Choose the device and click Save. The policy will be pushed to the device.

Using app groups to install apps in bulk


To install a list of apps to the device, follow the below steps:

  1. Login to your Hexnode MDM portal.
  2. Tap on Policy > New Policy > Android Settings > App Management > Mandatory Apps. Click on Configure.
  3. Click on +Add to add either an app or an app group to be pushed into the device.
  4. After selecting the desired apps, click Done.
  5. Next, associate the policy to the target devices by clicking on Policy Targets > +Add devices. Choose the device and click Save. The policy will be pushed to the device.
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