How to Set Up App Permissions & Configurations with Scalefusion MDM

  • January 17, 2023

Mobile application management is witnessing widespread adoption at workplaces, thanks to the growing culture of bring your own device (BYOD). Mobile application management allows users to access internally developed and commercially available apps on their personal or company-provided devices. The aim is to make sure employees stay productive and companies prevent any data loss–intentional and unintentional. With Scalefusion MDM, IT admins can put together app configurations and permissions on deployed mobile devices. Mobile app configuration for Android, iOS, and Windows devices ensures that the organization’s data remains safe or contained in a managed app.

Set Up App Permission and Configuration with Scalefusion MDM
App Permission and Configuration with Scalefusion MDM

App Protection Policies on Android Devices

  1. Navigate to Application Management
  2. Click Play for Work Apps 
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  1. Select the app from the repository and navigate to App Configurations; click +Create
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  1. Provide a configuration name and manage the settings
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  1. Save and publish the configuration on the required device groups / profiles / devices
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Note: Once the configurations are saved, they will reflect under App Configurations

App Protection Policies on iOS Devices

  1. Navigate to Application Management
  2. Click Apple App Store
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  1. Select the app from the repository and navigate to App Configurations; click +Create
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  1. Provide a configuration name and manage the settings by –
    1. Clicking the ADD button to create a key-value pair or
    2. Uploading a configuration file
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  1. Save the configuration and distribute the app to the required devices
Note: Configured iOS apps can be published on device profiles only

App Protection Policies on Windows Devices

Note: IT admins will first need to associate Microsoft Store for Business with Scalefusion MDM to download or push apps to devices
  1. Navigate to Application Management
  2. Click Windows Business Store > Windows App Catalog
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  1. Select the app from the repository and navigate to App Configurations; click +Create
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  1. Provide a configuration name and modify the app configuration; click Save to finish
configuration information can be supplied using
  1. Select a device profile to push the modified app and click Publish
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Alternatively, IT admins can click the three-dot menu against the newly created configuration and click Publish to distribute the app on device profiles.

Additional App Protection on BYOD Work Profiles

Employees often use personal devices for personal and work tasks. While companies may trust employees to handle sensitive corporate information responsibly, they need to be on the safe side. Organizations can apply extensive app management policies to secure sensitive business information without hampering employee privacy.

  1. Navigate to Device Profiles & Policies > Device Profiles
  2. Select the necessary BYOD work profile 
  3. Click the Edit Device Profile icon
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  1. Navigate to Restrictions > Device Settings > General Settings
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  1. Scroll down to Data Sharing and turn on the toggle controls to apply app permissions
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Using these app protection settings in a BYOD scenario prevents the sharing of data between personal and work profiles.

Wrapping Up

Want to learn more about Mobile Application Management? Get access to Scalefusion’s mobile device management platform by starting a 14-day free trial.

Thousands of businesses rely upon Scalefusion for managing their mobile device, desktops, laptops and other endpoints

Rajnil is a Senior Content Writer at Scalefusion. He’s been a B2B marketer for over 8 years and applies the power of content marketing to simplify complex technology and business ideas.
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