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Purchase applications to use.

If you purchase applications through managed distribution, before adding the applications to Knox Manage, you must download a VPP token from Apple and register it on Knox Manage. A VPP token functions as a link between the VPP website and Knox Manage and enables importing the license codes of the purchased applications.

A VPP token can be renewed on a yearly basis. Thirty days prior to the expiration date a pop-up alert will appear reminding you to renew the token.

Purchasing applications on the VPP website

This section explains a brief procedure for purchasing applications.

To purchase applications, complete the following steps:

1. Visit the VPP website (https://vpp.itunes.apple.com).

2. Sign in to the VPP website using your Apple Business account.

3. Search for and click the application you want to buy.

4. Enter the application quantity and select the distribution method.

  • Managed Distribution: Add the application by registering a VPP token. For more information, see Managed Distribution.
  • Redeemable Codes: Add the application by uploading a redeemable code. For more information, see Redeemable Codes.

5. Purchase the application.

  • If you buy a paid application, use your VPP Credit or a credit card to pay for it.

Downloading a VPP token from the VPP website

If you purchased applications through managed distribution, download a VPP token to add the applications to Knox Manage.

To download a VPP token, complete the following steps:

1. Sign in to the VPP website (https://vpp.itunes.apple.com) using your Apple Business account.

2. On the top right of the screen, click the user name and then Account Summary.

3. Download the token by clicking Download Token in the “Managed Distribution” section.

Registering the VPP token

Register the downloaded VPP token on the Knox Manage admin portal to add the purchased applications through managed distribution.

To register the VPP token, complete the following steps:

1. Navigate to Setting > iOS > VPP Server Setting.

2. On the “VPP Server Setting” page, click Upload VPP token at the bottom of the page.

3. In the “Upload VPP token” window, click and select the downloaded token file.

4. Click OK.

  • When the upload is finished, VPP integration will be complete and the VPP applications will be added to the application list in the Admin Portal.

5. Enter the interval at which the VPP server will be synced to the Knox Manage server and click Setting.

  • You can enter an interval from 0 to 120 hours.