AppConnect for Android upgrade notes for Core

These are cumulative release notes. If a release does not appear in this section, then there were no associated upgrade notes for Core. . Up to date 8/10/22 None for 9.4.1.0 and 9.3.1.0

Upgrading a secure app

Upgrading to an app wrapped with this Secure Apps Wrapper version from an app wrapped with a previous wrapper version is supported. See Support and Compatibility for the wrapper versions you can upgrade from.

IMPORTANT: Upgrading a Generation 1 wrapped app to a Generation 2 wrapped version of the app is not supported.

When you upgrade a secure app, use the suggested upgrade procedure to ensure that:

  • a device user always has the app on the device.
  • the app remains authorized.
  • the app’s app configuration settings are preserved.

The upgrade procedure depends on the AppConnect app configuration that you use for the app. The AppConnect app configuration is either:

  • One that Core automatically created when you uploaded the secure app to the app distribution library. In the Admin Portal, in Policies & Configs > Configurations, the automatically created AppConnect app configuration’s description is “Default AppConnect Configuration”.
  • An AppConnect app configuration that you manually created.

Depending on the type of AppConnect app configuration, choose the appropriate procedure from the following:

Upgrading when using the automatically created app configuration

If you are using the automatically created AppConnect app configuration for an app, do the following to upgrade the app.

Procedure 

  1. Upload the new version of the app to the app distribution library on Core.
    On the Admin Portal, go to Apps > App Catalog > Add+ > In-House and follow the instructions.
    The old version of the app now co-exists in the app distribution library with the new version of the app. Core preserves any modifications you made to the automatically created app configuration.
  2. Apply the appropriate labels to the new version of the app.
    The Secure Apps Manager notifies the device user to update the app to the new version.
  3. Once you have confirmed that the devices are correctly running the new version of the app, remove the labels from the old version of the app.

Upgrading when using a manually created AppConnect app configuration

If you are using (applying to devices) an AppConnect app configuration that you manually created do the following to upgrade the app.

Procedure 

  1. Upload the new version of the app to the app distribution library on Core.
    On the Admin Portal, go to Apps > App Catalog > Add+ > In-House and follow the instructions.
    The old version of the app now co-exists in the app distribution library with the new version of the app. However, if you had previously deleted the automatically created app configuration, Core recreates it.
  2. Delete the automatically created app configuration.
  3. Apply the appropriate labels to the new version of the app.
    These labels are the same ones you have applied to the manually created app configuration. When the devices with the applicable labels next check in, the new version of the app is pushed to the device. The Secure Apps Manager notifies the device user to update the app to the new version.
  4. Once you have confirmed that the devices are correctly running the new version of the app, remove the labels from the old version of the app.