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Enable access to managed mobile apps
Published: Feb 14, 2018   -   Updated: May 15, 2018

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Enable access to managed mobile apps

You can publish mobile applications to an App Store accessible to OMM-enrolled end users from within Okta Mobile. (Mobile App store for iOS device end users; Play for Work for Android device end users.) This provides end users a single place from which to download Okta-managed mobile apps. End users can obtain the enabled and deployed mobile apps that have been assigned to them. You can specify whether data is transferable between managed and personal apps.

Note: Not all public mobile apps available from the Apple and Google app stores are available for distribution to OMM-enrolled users through the App Store accessible through Okta Mobile. (Mobile App store for iOS device end users; Play for Work for Android device end users.) Before you can distribute a public mobile app to your end users through OMM, Okta Support must add it to the Okta Integration Network (OIN). To submit a request to add a public app to the OIN, open a case and provide the app name and the link to the app in the appropriate app store. Screenshot

OpenACase

Note: The Mobile Access section of an app's Mobile tab is available only for Okta Integration Network apps that have been tested to work with Okta Mobile Management (OMM) policies.

To distribute a native mobile app:

  1. Go to Applications.
  2. Select an app that supports mobile access, then click the Mobile tab.

    Note: The Mobile Access section of an app's Mobile tab is available only for Okta Integration Network apps that have been tested to work with Okta Mobile Management (OMM) policies.

  3. Configure Distribution settings:
    1. Click the pencil icon.
    2. In the Distribution section, select any of the following options as appropriate for your implementation:
      • Users can install the app from the company app store (Android and iOS).
      • Prompt users to install the app on enrollment. (iOS 7+ only)
      • If a user already has the app, enable them to make it a managed app from the company app store (iOS 9+ only)
  4. In the Deploy section, select Make this app available to users.
  5. Click Save.

Note: iOS device users already enrolled in OMM will not see changes you may make to these Distribution settings. All OMM-enrolled users are able to see the apps you add to the company app store.

Note: Differences between distributing Android and iOS apps:

  • Android apps: You can upload public and private apps to the Google Play Store and then link to them from within Okta for distribution to your end users.
  • iOS apps: You can upload only private, enterprise-signed apps to Okta for distribution to your end users.

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