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How to set up Permissions and Configurations for an App using Hexnode MDM?

You can control the features that an app can access, and configure the app even before they are pushed to the devices. In order to set up permissions and configurations, you should meet these requirements:

  • Hexnode MDM subscription.
  • The Organization and device enrolled in Android for Work.

Setting up App Configurations

To configure an app,

  1. Go to Policies on Hexnode MDM console.
  2. Create a new policy with the New Policy button, or select an existing policy.
  3. From Android SettingsApp Management, select App Configurations.
  4. Click on the + Add new configuration button to select a work app and configure it.
  5. (Optional) Use the search bar to search for Work apps.
  6. Click on the Select button to the right of an app.
  7. The app configuration screen is displayed. Configure the app from here and hit Done when you’re done with the configurations.

Note:

Add at least one configuration for an app to show it in the list of configured apps.

Different apps have different configurations, so it is not possible to list all of them here. However, we are trying to show you some examples of how the configurations differ from app to app. We take Chrome Browser as the first example. The available configurations are:

  • Account type for HTTP negotiate authentication
  • Address or URL of proxy server
  • Allow cookies on these sites
  • Allow images on these sites
  • Allow JavaScript on these sites
  • Allow proceeding from the SSL warning page
  • Allow access to a list of URLs
  • Allow session only cookies on these sites
  • Authentication server whitelist
  • Block access to a list of URLs, and so on.

Taking another app, Gmail, to show the varying configurations. Listing out some of them below.

  • Default email signature
  • Default sync window
  • Device identifier
  • Email address
  • Hostname or host

Setting up App Permissions

Set up what a specific app can do or have access to, right before they are installed on the device. The permissions include location, network access and camera, but are not limited to just three. Similar to app configurations, app permissions too differ from app to app, but there might be common permissions for more than an app.

To set up permissions for an app,

  1. From your Hexnode MDM console, go to Policies.
  2. Create a new policy with the New Policy button, or select an existing policy.
  3. Select App Permissions from Android SettingsApp Management.
  4. Click on the + Add New App Permission button to select a work app and configure permissions.
  5. (Optional) Use the search bar to search for Work apps.
  6. Click on the Select button to the right of an app.
  7. The app permission screen is displayed. Most of the restrictions contain three options to choose from – Default, Allow and Deny, which help you decide whether the app should follow the app defaults, or allow or deny a specific feature.
  8. Hit Done when you’re done with setting up permissions for an app.

Listing here are some of the restrictions for Dropbox.

  • View network connections
  • View Wi-Fi connections
  • Take pictures and videos
  • Find accounts on the device
  • Full network access
  • Add or remove accounts
  • Run at startup
  • Prevent device from sleeping
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