Assign Managed Google Play private applications

To assign the public applications that were added through Managed Google Play Private, complete the following steps:

NOTE — For detailed information about each of the look up items, see List of lookup items.
  1. Navigate to Application.
  2. On the Application page, click the check box for the applications to be assigned.
  3. Click Assign.
  4. On the Assign Application page, configure the assignment settings.
    • Target Device — Select the target device type.
    • Install Area — The designated installation area based on the device type is displayed.
    • Install Type — For Android Legacy devices, the installation type is designated as manual. For Android Enterprise devices, you can select the installation type.
      • Manual — Allow users to install the application manually.
      • Automatic (Removable) — Set the application to be installed automatically. Users are allowed to remove the application. When you select this option, a new option called Schedule opens.
    • Auto-run after Installation (Android Enterprise and Android Legacy) — Set to start the application immediately after installation.
    • Auto Update Mode — Select an update schedule for the app. The available schedules are:

      • Default Update — The app updates based on the global Android Enterprise settings on the KM console.
      • High Priority — The app updates whenever an update is available. This setting overrides KM's global update setting for Android Enterprise apps.
      • Postponed (90 days) — When an update is released, it is postponed for 90 days. This setting overrides KM's global update setting for Android Enterprise apps.
    • Managed Configuration — Customize the additional settings only for the application. This option appears only when you assign the application to Android Enterprise devices.

      • By default, each setting is grey, which indicates that it's unset. To apply a setting, click Configure, then select or enter a value. When the setting is configured, the button turns blue. To unset a setting, click ✓ Configured, which turns the setting and the button grey again.
      • For settings with text fields, click Lookup to browse and select from the list of available lookup items. Lookup items are helpful device- and enterprise-related tokens that substitute their actual values when passed to the device. For example, the ${DeviceIMEI} lookup item substitutes for the device's IMEI/MEID.
      • To import a saved configuration for this app, click Import Configuration, then select a CONFIG file from your local filesystem. After importing, the fields populate with the saved configuration's values.
      • When configuring Gmail, Outlook, or the Samsung Email (v6.0 or higher) application, if you want to use the information stored in the Knox Manage server, enter $emailaddress$ in the Email Address field and $username$ in the Username field.
      • If you use the Exchange ActiveSync type, your email address, account password, and the exchange server name should be entered.
    • App Track — Allow users to use the Application Track feature to assign pre-release, closed test versions of Managed Google Play applications.
      NOTE — The Application Track feature lets you assign pre-release, closed test versions of Managed Google Play applications to devices. To assign a closed testing version: create and release a custom, closed version of the MGP application in the Google Play Console. Then, when you want to assign the application to devices, select the box for the application and click Assign.
    • Schedule — In this section, you can specify the following two options:
      • Use Deployment Scheduler — You can either choose to allow a scheduled deployment or continue to use manual deployment for the application. Depending upon your requirements, select Use or Do not use.
      • Deployment Starts At — If you've chosen to use a scheduled deployment method, you can select your deployment start time in this option. Use the date picker and time lists to specify the deployment start time.
  5. Select the target type.
  6. Search for the target groups/organizations and click the check box for the groups/organizations to assign.
  7. Click Assign.
  8. In the Assign Application window, view the assignment information and click OK.