What's New in Android Content Locker 3.7

  • Ability to provide Content file and storage access from 3rd party apps through the Android Framework (Feature needs to be enabled through custom settings)
    • Users will now be able to access files stored in Content Locker from 3rd party apps like editors or email clients based on DLP policies
    • Users will now be able to save a file in Content Locker from 3rd party apps based on DLP policies
  • Login improvements

 

Limitations of Content file and storage access from 3rd party apps

  • Requires Android OS 4.4+
  • Local Storage files will not be accessible since Local Storage files have Open in 3rd party disabled by default
  • When Authentication type of CL is not disabled, access through a 3rd party app will be allowed only if user has unlocked Content Locker (A toast message is provided to the user).
  • If admins have configured an app whitelist and the 3rd party App is not a whitelisted app, it will be able to browse through Content Locker files through the Android access framework, but access to the Content Locker will be denied when it tries to open or create a file.
  • As it cannot be determined (based on application ID) whether the 3rd party app is an email app or not, “Allow Email” permission flag is not considered for a file. "Allow Open in 3rd party apps" flag is considered to allow or deny access to 3rd party Apps.
  • For AW managed content, all the content is available while browsing through a 3rd party app, but for other repositories, content is available (for one level) only for folders that are synced already in Content Locker.

Instructions to enable Content file and storage access from 3rd party apps

Support for Android framework to provide Content file and storage access from 3rd party apps is disabled by default to better manage app containers and the data shared between them.

If using Android SDK Default settings

  1. Navigate to Apps -> Settings and Policies -> Settings -> Custom Settings
  2. Enable Custom Settings and paste {"PolicyEnableFileProvider" : "true"} and Save 

If using a custom SDK profile for Content Locker

  1. Navigate to your custom profile -> Custom Settings payload 
  2. Paste {"PolicyEnableFileProvider" : "true"} and Save

 

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