Copy / Paste

For apps used in more regulated industries, it may be important for IT to prevent applications from openly sharing data with each other.

Copy / Paste restrictions can prevent data in a corporate app from being easily transferred to unmanaged or personal applications to protect against data leakage.

Implementation Summary:

  • The recommended approach for iOS is to integrate the AirWatch SDK. On Android, utilize an Android for Work restriction profile to restrict copy / paste only to managed apps.

  • Alternative approaches for Android include AirWatch SDK or App Wrapping. For iOS, the alternative is App Wrapping.

Platform AppConfig Community AirWatch SDK AirWatch App Wrapping
iOS Supported Recommended Supported
Android Recommended Supported Supported

AppConfig Community (Recommended for Android):

  • Configure an Android for Work restriction profile to restrict copy and paste to only occur within managed applications.

  • Requires enrollment into MDM.

  • Requires no coding.

  • Requires Android 5.0+ with Android for Work device.

  • On iOS, the AppConfig Community documents sample code that can be used to enable this capability in the app.

SDK (Recommended for iOS):

  • Integrate the AirWatch SDK into your application and configure a SDK profile with a copy / paste DLP restriction and assign it to your application.

  • Ensure any custom application copy / paste logic is done through native interfaces (UIPasteboard).

  • Requires coding and device entry in AirWatch system, no MDM required.

Wrapping (Supported):

  • Requires neither coding nor MDM, only device entry in AirWatch system.

  • Develop and compile your application.

  • Verify that the app is only using an approved MADP platform and coding techniques.

  • Run the compiled binary through the AirWatch App Wrapping engine.

  • Assign a wrapping profile to your application with a copy / paste DLP restriction.


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