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Knox Platform for Enterprise 3.9 release notes

Last updated July 26th, 2023

October 2022

Introducing unified work profiles

Previously, there were two types of work profiles supported on Samsung devices — work profile, and work profile (Premium). Available features in these 2 types of work profiles depended on whether a Knox Platform for Enterprise premium license was activated. However, Knox Platform for Enterprise is now a free product as of July 2021, and all the premium features of Knox Platform for Enterprise and work profile (Premium) are supported free of charge.

On devices running Android 13 and higher, work profile and work profile (Premium) are combined to have a unified work profile, which offers all the premium and basic features in one place. A KPE premium license activation is still required in order to use the KPE premium features or the APIs in the unified work profile. To learn about these new changes, see Work profile unification.

DSC enhancement — Change device name remotely

With the Deep Settings Customization (DSC) of the Knox Service Plugin, you can change the name of a device remotely using your MDM console. This might come in handy when, for example, you want the device name to be the same as its Bluetooth connection name.

Important

This feature is only available using the Knox Service Plugin in a future release. Third-party apps cannot use DSC directly.

API deprecation

As part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to streamline our services with the market, we deprecate certain APIs from time to time. Deprecated APIs in Knox 3.9 will work normally for Android 13. Additionally, we continue to provide technical support for deprecated APIs up to one year after the deprecation. The APIs continue to be available in the second year after deprecation but satisfactory operation can’t be guaranteed. We recommend replacing newly deprecated APIs before they are removed permanently. Please see API deprecation journey for details. See the list of deprecated APIs for a list of APIs sunsetted in this and past releases.

KPE Premium licenses generation on Knox Developer Portal

Previously, the Knox Platform for Enterprise Premium license was generated from the Knox Portal (samsungknox.com), and the Knox Platform for Enterprise Standard license was generated from the Knox Developer Portal (developer.samsungknox.com). Both licenses can now be generated from the Knox Developer Portal. For details, see Knox licenses in the Knox developer documentation.

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