Custom profile support for AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android

Android offers advanced MDM functionalities that can be configured through profile in the AirWatch Console. AirWatch uses Custom profiles to allow admins to push features and other settings to Android devices that are not supported through AirWatch.  The functions discussed in this article require AirWatch Agent 7.1 for Android and Samsung ELM Service 3.2 and only apply to Samsung devices.

 

Using Custom Profiles

The Custom Settings payload allows admins to enter their own XML into a profile and apply the profile to devices. Follow the steps below using the custom XML code found in this article.

  1. Configure the Generalprofile and deployment options as desired.
  2. Navigate to the Custom Settings profile and select Configure.
  3. Add the associated XML below to the Custom Settings text box. 
    1. This XML should contain the complete block of code as listed below, from <dict> to </dict>. 
    2. Administrators should configure each setting from <true /> to <false /> as desired. 
    3. If certificates are required, then configure a Certificate payload within the profile and reference the PayloadUUID in the Custom Settings payload.
  4. Select Save & Publish.

 

Proxy PAC for KNOX Cisco AnyConnect VPN

This allows the administrator to specify a Proxy Autoconfiguration URL to configure a Proxy for Cisco AnyConnect VPN.

<characteristic type="com.airwatch.android.container.vpn" uuid="ae53afb2-42d9-4ba9-ab73-abe5d5f2a7d7">
     <parm name="ConnectionName" value="VPN" />
     <parm name="ServerName" value="vpn.sample.com" />
     <parm name="ClientType" value="CISCO_ANYCONNECT" />
     <parm name="IsUserAuthRequired" value="True" />
     <parm name="Username" value="user_sample" />
     <parm name="Advanced" value="False" />
     <parm name="VPNAssignment" value="1" />
     <parm name="VpnType" value="1" />
     <parm name="proxy" value="2" />
     <parm name="proxyPACURL" value="http://sampleurl.com:8080/proxy.pac" />
</characteristic>

Whitelist apps to write to SD Card in Knox

Specify specific application package IDs to allow access to the external SD Card for those apps inside the Knox Container.

<characteristic type="com.airwatch.android.container.restrictions" uuid="ae53afb2-42d9-4ba9-ab73-abe5d5f2a7d7">
     <parm name="SDCardWhitelist" value="packagename1,packagename2,packagename3" />
     <parm name="EnableExternalStorage" value="True" />
</characteristic>
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