Use the VMware AirWatch EMM feature pack review to learn about the added features added and bug fixes in the latest releases of the AirWatch Console.
Check out the latest features in the VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3 release!
New! Deploy Custom Bootstrap Packages for macOS
Typically, device enrollment requires AirWatch Agent installation prior to executing any other installation packages. In VMware AirWatch EMM Feature Pack v9.1.3, bootstrap packages provides a way around this requirement. Use this feature to deploy installers to a device immediately after enrollment.
Bootstrap Packages use the Apple MDM command
InstallApplication, which allows an MDM to natively install .pkg files to an enrolled device. Historically, the AirWatch Agent handles the download and installation of application files. Use bootstrap packages to enable device and application management tools besides the AirWatch Agent. Bootstrap a package to an enrollment flow to install alternative tooling and configure the device prior to use.
Create a Bootstrap Package
Use a tool to create bootstrap packages that meet the following criteria:
- Sign the package with an appropriate certificate (such as a TLS/SSL certificate with signing usage). Only the package needs to be signed, not the app, since the Apple Gatekeeper does not check apps installed through MDM.
- Use a distribution package (product archive), not a flat component package.
Deploy a Bootstrap Package
After creating a bootstrap package, deploy it to devices. For unmanaged devices enrolling into AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, packages automatically deploy post-enrollment. However, by default, these packages do not deploy to managed devices. To deploy bootstrap packages to managed devices, queue them in the package’s Assigned Devices list. For more information, see Deploy a Bootstrap Package.
New! Create a DEP Enrollment Token from the Self-Service Portal
AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management combines Apple DEP portal and the AirWatch Self-Service Portal functionality to enable alternate end-user enrollment flows. AirWatch Console v9.1.3, added the ability for end users generate their own DEP enrollment tokens in the AirWatch Self-Service Portal. This enrollment method allows organizations with a large amount of DEP devices to use one-time enrollment tokens to assign devices to end users.
To take advantage of DEP Token Enrollment from the Self-Service Portal:
- Enable the Self-Service Portal for end users
- Ensure end users have their device serial number and other required enrollment information
New! Push Public Google Play Store Apps in the Samsung Knox Container
Use AirWatch Console v 9.1.3 and above to push public applications to the Samsung Knox container. These applications have the same functionality as their Google Play Store counterparts.
To get started:
- Follow the current set up flow for Samsung Knox
- Create a container passcode.
- Add and approve public applications for integration between AirWatch and Samsung Knox from the Google Play Store.
- Assign the application to devices using smart groups, an AirWatch system that allows you to group devices on criteria you set.
When finished, end users only have access to whitelisted applications that automatically install from Google Play. For more information on how to upload, approve, and deploy public apps, see Public Applications Overview.
New! Report Devices with Applications and User Details
The new report, Devices with Applications and User Details provides a report on the devices, users, and applications in your AirWatch Console.
In the AirWatch Console, the New tag in front of the report name identifies new reports. These reports combine multiple deprecated reports. The latest console release includes a new report that returns data on users, devices, and applications.
The following table shows the available columns for the new Application Details by Device report.
|Application Details By Device|
|Organization Group ID||Installed Version|
|Organization Group Name||Bundle Size (KB)|
|Friendly Name||Dynamic Size (KB)|
|Serial Number||Total Size|
|App Name||Install Status|
|App Identifier||Install Status Reason|
|Deployed By AirWatch||App First Seen|
|Managed App||App Updated Date|
|Assigned Version||Device ID|
|Device Type||Device Model|
|OS Version||Ownership Type|
|Device Last Seen||User name|
To see the new Application Details By Device reports:
To see the exported new reports:
Navigate to Hub > Reports & Analytics > Exports.[/box]
New! Public IP Address Column in Device List View
End-user privacy is a major concern in IT security. As a result, AirWatch Console privacy settings were created. Use these settings to customize the collection of and admin access to user data. In a continued effort to support end user privacy, the device list view now supports an additional column. As always, the Public IP Address column is configurable to meet end user privacy requirements.
To view Public IP Address column in the AirWatch Console:
Navigate to Device Details > Network > Cellular Section.
To configure privacy settings for the Public IP Address column:
- Navigate to Devices > Device Settings > Devices & Users > General > Privacy.
- In the Network data collection section, view the new Public IP Address column.
- Configure Settings and device Commands, as appropriate.Settings:
Collect and Display – User data is collected and displayed in the AirWatch Console. Collect Do Not Display – User data is collected for use in reports but is not displayed it in the AirWatch Console. Do Not Collect – User data is not collected and therefore it is not displayed.
Allow – The command is made on devices without permission from the user. Allow With User Permission – The command is made on devices but only with the permission of the user. Prevent – The command does not run on devices.
- Click Save. You must enter your PIN to save the changes. Click Save.
Enhancements and Bugs Fixed in v9.1.3
The Software Delivery Notification article Introducing AirWatch 9.1.3 lists the enhancements and the bugs fixed in this release. If you received an Issue ID for a submitted bug, you can search for it here to see if the issue was fixed in this release.
The Software Delivery Notification article Introducing AirWatch 9.1.2 lists the enhancements and bugs fixed in this release. If you received an Issue ID for a submitted bug, you can search for it here to see if the issue was fixed in this release.
The Software Delivery Notification article Introducing AirWatch 9.1.1 lists the enhancements and bugs fixed in this release. If you received an Issue ID for a submitted bug, you can search for it here to see if the issue was fixed in this release.
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