Public App Deployment - Workspace ONE Catalog

AirWatch offers two app catalogs - Workspace ONE and the AirWatch Catalog. Both catalogs support the features in the Apps Settings of the AirWatch Console.

The Workspace ONE catalog integrates resources from environments that use VMware Identity Manager and AirWatch. If your deployment does not use VMware Identity Manager, you still have access to the features previously released for the AirWatch Catalog.

In this lab, we are going to access the assigned apps via Workspace ONE catalog which is available as a public app from App Store.

1. Add Workspace One as a public app

  1. Click Add
  2. Click Public Application

2. Search Workspace ONE

  1. Select Platform as Apple iOS
  2. Select Source as Search App Store
  3. Select Name as VMware Workspace One
  4. Click Next

3. Select Workspace ONE

Select VMware Workspace ONE from the search results.

4. Save & Assign

Click Save & Assign

5. Add Assignment for Workspace ONE

Click Add Assignment

6. Select Group and Delivery Method

  1. Select Assignment Group as All Devices
  2. Select App Delivery Method as Auto

TIP - Automatic App Delivery ensure that the app is installed on the device automatically, without relying on end users to download it from the catalog. Use this setting for the apps that you want to make mandatory for your end users.

7. Modify Policies

  1. Scroll down to the Policies section.
  2. Select Enabled for Remove on Unenroll.
  3. Select Enabled for Application Configuration.

8. Add Application Configuration

In this section, we are going to configure Workspace ONE app, so that it auto-populates the server URL and device UDID at the time of launch.

TIP - Use AppConfig to pre-configure apps, which reduces end user inputs for a seamless end user experience.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  2. Enter key as AppServiceHost
  3. Enter value as "" with the type String
  4. Click on +Add
  5. Enter key as deviceUDID
  6. Enter value as {DeviceUid}
  7. Click Add

NOTE - All the keys and lookup values are case sensitive.

9. Save & Publish

Click Save & Publish

10. Publish the app

Validate that you are seeing your device enrolled in the assignment list. Click Publish to continue.

11. Accept the app installation prompt

As soon as the device checks in after the app is assigned, you see a prompt on the device to install the Workspace ONE app. Click Install to continue.