Before wrapping an Android app

To wrap an app, you either:

  • Submit it to the Ivanti AppConnect Wrapping Portal. Ivanti signs the wrapped apps with the Ivanti private key. Ivanti also signs the Secure Apps Manager, the Secure Apps Manager for AppStation, and all Ivanti secure apps with the Ivanti private key.

    The AppConnect Wrapping Portal is the simplest and most common way to wrap apps. It can be used for apps that are distributed by Connected Cloud, Core or Ivanti Neurons for MDM.

  • Use the IvantiAppConnect for Android Wrapping Tool, a desktop app, to wrap and sign your apps.

    Use the wrapping tool only if you require that your apps are signed with your own enterprise private key. Signing apps with your enterprise private key instead of the Ivanti private key is a security decision that your enterprise makes.

    The wrapping tool can be used only for apps that are distributed by Connected Cloud or Core. Apps wrapped with the wrapping tool cannot be distributed by Ivanti Neurons for MDM.

Before you wrap an Android app:

  1. Determine whether your app uses only supported Android coding features.

    See Checking wrapping limitations .

  2. Determine the wrapping mode to use to wrap the app.

    See Determining the wrapping mode.

  3. If you are using the AppConnect Wrapping Portal, determine whether your app will be used on devices running AppStation.

    See About wrapping for AppStation.

IMPORTANT - Please note the following:

  • Some apps cannot be wrapped, depending on the APIs or features they use. See Capabilities and limitations of apps you can wrap.

  • You cannot wrap an app (.apk file) that you get from Google Play.
  • Do not wrap the sample apps that Ivanti provides. If you use these apps as a starting part for your own app, be sure to change the package name to something that does not start with com.mobileiron before wrapping.