App Passcode > App Wrapping (Native Android)

Overview

These steps will show you how to use AirWatch App Wrapping to add a passcode to your application. Before proceeding, please ensure you have followed the steps in the General Setup tutorial for uploading and wrapping your application.

Requirements

  • Android 2.3+
  • AirWatch Console 7.3+

Tutorial

Enabling a passcode policy

At this point in the tutorial, we assume you have already gone through the steps of uploading your app and assigning the wrapping profile mentioned in General Setup.

Log into the AirWatch Console and identify the wrapping profile you assigned to your application is the default profile or a custom profile.

If using the default profile

  1. If the profile assigned is the default profile, then the policy settings can be edited by navigating to Apps & Books > All Apps & Books Settings > Apps > Settings And Policies > Security Policies.
  2. Set Authentication Type to Passcode and configure an appropriate timeout, max number of failed attempts, and passcode complexity.
  3. Once you are done, click save to enforcing the new policy.

If using a custom profile

  1. If the profile assigned is a custom profile you’ve created, then the policy settings can be edited by navigating to Apps & Books > All Apps & Books Settings > Apps > Settings And Policies > Profiles and then selecting the wrapping profile you’ve assigned to your app.
  2. Edit the profile, and select the authentication payload on the left and configure an appropriate timeout, max number of failed attempts, and passcode complexity.
  3. Once you are done, click save to start enforcing the new policy.

Testing Your Application

  1. Enroll your device into AirWatch if you haven’t already done so via the instructions provided in the General Setup section.
  2. Once enrolled, install the wrapped application via your app catalog.
  3. Launch the wrapped application and wait for the app to finish initialization.
  4. You should be prompted to create a new passcode in the app if you haven’t already done so.
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