Mobile Mass Deployment

Overview 


If you have a lot of users that will be using the Egnyte Mobile App, save time by installing the application for multiple users at once using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) service. There are many MDM options available. Although AirWatch or MobileIron are preferred, we recommend selecting one of the options from the AppConfig Community.

Set Up

Each MDM is slightly different, so we have created separate guides for the common mobile management solutions that we support.

Note: We recommend not locking the app to a specific version.

1. From your MobileIron admin console, choose Apps from the top menu, then click +Add.

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2. Choose the platform you’d like to add with the app store drop-down menu. Search for Egnyte in the text box and then click Next.

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3. Review that you’ve selected the right app and hit Next again, where you can set your distribution filters for the App Catalog to mass deploy the app. Anyone who can install the app from the App Catalog will be considered a managed device. Click Next when you’re done.

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4. If you have Egnyte's Device Control package and you'd like to customize device entitlement for extra security, check out our Device Entitlement Guide for Mobile to see the process. If not, please click Next and then Finish to complete the process.

Optional:
  • You can auto-install our app on managed devices so that your end users don’t even need to search for the app in the app catalog.

 

Step 3: Scalable Authentication Assist (Optional)

To help onboard your managed users faster, you can pre-install and pre-fill some of your end user’s input fields through your MDM. This option is only available if you’ve purchased the Egnyte Device Control package. If you’re interested in purchasing this, please reach out to your Account Manager. When your users open the app, all they will simply open the app and type in their password.

Note: Single sign-on users will still have to type in both username and password, but no longer need to fill in the domain field.

In the App Policy view, choose to add the following key value pairs so that these values are injected into your end user’s device for a seamless authentication experience.

Key

Value

Notes

login

<user's username or email>

This field is ignored when the field useSSO is set to true.

The value should be filled with a MobileIron variable so that each of your end user's devices will have this field prefilled with their username or email. The available variables that you can select from can be found under the Admin -> Attributes section in your Mobile Iron portal.

This value can't be read if the company uses SSO login. Username must follow set convention to work.

domain

<domain name>

iOS: <domain name>.egnyte.com   Android: <domain name>

deviceEntitlementToken

<String>

This string needs to match what is set in the Web UI Device Control panel.



1. From your AirWatch admin console, choose Apps & Books from the left-side menu, then choose the Public tab, then Add Application.

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2. Choose which platform (iOS or Android) and input Egnyte in the Name field. Hit Next for AirWatch to search the app store for the Egnyte app.

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3. Select Egnyte from the search results and without changing any settings here, choose Save & Assign.

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4. Now, Egnyte should be added to your list view. Select the row’s radio button and choose to Edit Assignment. Click Publish on the next screen to finish.

 
5. The app should now be available in the app catalog for your users to download and install. If you have Egnyte's Device Control package and you'd like to customize device entitlement for extra security, check out our Device Entitlement Guide for Mobile to see the process. 

Optional:

  • You can choose a Silent Install setup to auto-install (mass deployment) our app on managed devices.

Step 3: Scalable Authentication Assist (Optional)

To help onboard your managed users faster, you can pre-install and pre-fill some of your end user’s input fields through your MDM. This option is only available if you’ve purchased the Egnyte Device Control package. If you’re interested in purchasing this, please reach out to your Account Manager. When your users open the app, all they will simply open the app and type in their password.

Note: Single sign-on users will still have to type in both username and password, but no longer need to fill in the domain field.

In the App Policy view, choose to add the following key value pairs so that these values are injected into your end user’s device for a seamless authentication experience.

Key

Value

Notes

login

<user's username or email>

This field is ignored when the field useSSO is set to true.

The value should be filled with an AirWatch variable so that each of your end user's devices will have this field pre-filled with their username or email. The available variables that you can select from can be referenced under the Insert Lookup Value button, on the right side of the input box.

This value can't be read if the company uses SSO login. Username must follow set convention to work.

domain

<domain name>

iOS: <domain name>.egnyte.com   Android: <domain name>

deviceEntitlementToken

<String>

This string needs to match what is set in the Web UI Device Control panel.

 

 

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