Management and Security

Getting started with Android mobile device management

Endpoint Manager MDM gives you access to management options for your mobile Android devices, such as settings and configurations, software distribution, and console actions. Endpoint Manager integrates with Google's Android Enterprise program for modern Android device management.

Configuring Endpoint Manager for Android device management

1.Configure your CSA in the console. The Ivanti Cloud Services Appliance (CSA) provides secure communication and functionality over the internet. The CSA acts as a meeting place where internet or internal devices, MDM or agent-managed, can communicate with the Endpoint Manager core server. To configure your CSA, see Configuring the Ivanti Cloud Services Appliance (Management Gateway). Android Enterprise does not need the CSA to be configured for managing certificates or remote control.

2.Select your CSA for MDM. To select the CSA you would like Endpoint Manager MDM to communicate with, navigate to Configure > MDM Configurations > Mobility.

3.Create an Android Enterprise account. An enterprise account connects Endpoint Manager and Google, enabling Android Enterprise device management and giving you access to an enterprise managed Play Store. For information about creating an enterprise account, see Creating an Android Enterprise account.

Enrolling Android devices

Enroll work profile mode devices. Work profile mode is typically used for employee-owned devices (BYOD), since it creates a work profile that is distinct from the rest of the device. For information about enrolling work profile mode devices, see Enrolling devices in Android Enterprise.

Managing enrolled devices

Create agent settings to configure devices. Agent settings for mobile devices allow you to configure device settings and restrictions from the Endpoint Manager console. For more information about the available settings, see Agent settings: Mobile Android Configuration.

Create software packages for devices. Approve, purchase, and publish apps in your enterprise managed Play Store. Using distribution packages, configure enterprise apps, make them available in the work profile badged Play Store, or silently install them on devices. For information about approving and distributing applications, see Distributing Android Enterprise apps.

Perform actions from the console. After a device is enrolled, it appears in the inventory, and you can perform actions such as locking the device or viewing the device inventory. Most of these actions are performed by right-clicking on the device in the inventory. For information about available actions, see Managing Devices.

NOTE: If you have older devices that don't support Android Enterprise, see Enrolling legacy Android devices for information about managing legacy Android devices.


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