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MDM App Catalog

App catalog provides the users with a sort of custom app store to easily install the apps required. You can set up multiple catalogs to effectively provision apps for different sets of targeted users. You can add app groups and individual apps to a catalog.

Let’s now create a new catalog.

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal and navigate to Apps tab.
  2. Click on App Catalogs.
  3. Click on + New to add a new catalog.
  4. Add a suitable name and description for the catalog.
  5. Click on Apps > +Add Apps to add apps of your choice to the catalog.
  6. Similarly, click on Groups > +Add App Groups to add App Groups to the catalog.
  7. Hit Save Catalog.

Your new App catalog should appear in the list.


Notes:

  • On iOS devices, only the following apps among the pre-installed apps can be added to the app catalog.
Activity Home Podcasts
Apple Books iTunes Stores Reminders
Calculator Mail Stocks
Calendar Maps Tips
Compass Measure TV
Contacts Music Videos
FaceTime News Voice Memos
Files Notes Watch app
Find My Friends Photo Booth Weather

Deploying apps via Enterprise app catalog

Now that you have created an app catalog, let’s see how you can assign them to individual users to ease app installation. Start by creating a new policy.

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies tab.
  3. Select an existing policy or create a new one by clicking New Policy.
  4. From Android/iOS > App Management, select App Catalog and click on Configure.
  5. Click +Add Catalogs and choose the catalog you wish to add. Click Done.
  6. Now, click on Policy Targets. You can associate this policy to Devices, Device Groups, Users, User Groups or even a domain.
  7. Once you are done, save the policy.

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