Introducing VMware AirWatch® SDK 18.3 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch SDK 18.3 for Android is publicly available.

What’s New in this Version

  • ASDK-168156: Added key wrapping support (migration and backwards compatibility).
  • ASDK-168986: Added secure key de-allocation for session timeouts.

Bugs Fixed in this Version

  • ASDK-169161: Fixed Play store crashes caused due to an Illegal State Exception.
  • ASDK-169143: Fixed an issue related to passcode rotation in key-wrapped apps.
  • ASDK-169081: Fixed an issue where SDK Apps were not accessible when offline, even though Offline Access has been enabled.
  • ASDK-168987: Fixed an issue where SDK Apps were re-prompted to set passcode when the SDK settings were changed from custom to default in the console.
  • (ASDK-168947; ASDK-168715; ASDK-168775; ASDK-168894): Added SDK Security Improvements.
  • ASDK-168898: Improved SSL pinning status messaging to better report a discrepancy in auto discovery details between the server and the app.
  • ASDK-168889: Fixed an issue with app initialization that occurred during first startup.
  • ASDK-168617: Fixed an issue where a user was asked for a passcode after a restart, even when authentication was disabled.
  • ASDK-168567: Fixed an issue where a user was asked to set new passcodes when authentication type settings were changed in the console.

Known Issues in this Version

Key Wrapping Workflows: Snackbar is being displayed when flipping between pre-18.3 SDK and 18.3 SDK Apps.

Users will see a Snackbar in the following two scenarios.

Scenario 1:

  1. User initializes an app running the 18.3 SDK.
  2. User then installs and initializes an app running a pre-18.3 version of the SDK.

Scenario 2:

  1. User initializes an app running a pre-18.3 version of the SDK.
  2. User restarts the device.
  3. User then installs and initializes an app running the 18.3 SDK.

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch SDK 18.3 for Android. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0.3+ / Ice Cream Sandwich / API Level 15+* (See the Known Issues section)
  • Android Studio with the Gradle Android Build System (Gradle) 3.3.0+
  • AirWatch Agent 5.3 for Android
  • AirWatch Console 9.1.2+ (for Workspace ONE compatibility)

How to Download SDK 18.3 for Android

  • Existing SDK Users– Use the previous SDK download link from the myAirWatch portal.
  • New SDK Users– Request download permissions from your AirWatch account representative.

Support Contact Information

To open a Support Request, please call your local AirWatch support line or submit a Support Request via myAirWatch.


Best Regards,

The VMware AirWatch Team

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