Public App Deployment - Workspace ONE Catalog

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

The Workspace ONE catalog integrates resources from environments that use VMware Identity Manager and Workspace ONE UEM. 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, you are going to access the assigned apps via the Workspace ONE App Catalog, which is available as a public app from your device App Store.

1. Add Workspace One as a public app

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click Public Application.

1.1. Search Workspace ONE

  1. Select Apple iOS for the platform.
  2. Select Search App Store for the source.
  3. Enter VMware Workspace ONE for the name.
  4. Click Next.

1.2. Select Workspace ONE

Click Select for the VMware Workspace ONE app.

1.3. Save & Assign

Click Save & Assign

1.4. Add Assignment for Workspace ONE

Click Add Assignment.

1.5. Select Group and Delivery Method

  1. Select All Devices for the Assignment Groups.
  2. Select Auto for the App Delivery Method.

TIP: Automatic App Delivery ensures 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.

1.6. Modify Policies

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

1.7. Add Application Configuration

In this section, you are going to configure the Workspace ONE app so that it auto-populates the server URL and device UDID when the user launches the app.

TIP: Using Application Configuration (called AppConfig) to pre-configure apps reduces end user input requirements for a seamless end user experience!

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  2. Click + Add to insert a second key value pair to configure.
  3. Enter AppServiceHost for the first key.
  4. Enter for the first configuration value. Don't change the Value Type from String.
    NOTE: This is the URL for the VMware Identity Manager tenant we have already configured for you to use with this exercise.  This exercise will not cover setting up and configuring VMware Identity Manager, but other modules cover this topic if you are interested.
  5. Enter deviceUDID for the second key.
  6. Enter {DeviceUid} for the second configuration value.  Don't change the Value Type from String.
  7. Click Add.

NOTE: The {DeviceUid} is a lookup value, which means it will find the DeviceUDID at runtime and use the found value.  There are dozens of Lookup Values available for you to use, and can be found by clicking the + Insert Lookup Value button besides the key value configurations.

NOTE: ALL of the configuration keys and Lookup Values are case sensitive!

1.8. Save & Publish

Click Save & Publish.

1.9. Publish the app

Click Publish to continue.

2. Accept the app installation prompt

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

Click Install to continue.

NOTE: The push notification to install the application may take a minute or two to display on the device.

NOTE: If you are using a supervised device, such as a borrowed device at VMworld, you will not see the prompt and the app will be installed automatically.


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