Custom attributes enable administrators to extract specific values from a managed device and return it to the AirWatch Console. You can also assign the attribute value to devices for use in product provisioning or device lookup values.

These attributes allow you to take advantage of the rules generator when creating products using Product Provisioning. For more information on Product Provisioning, see Product Provisioning & Staging Overview.


Custom attributes (and the rules generator) are only configurable and useable at Customer-level organization groups.

Custom Attributes Database

Custom attributes are stored either as XML files on the device or in the custom attribute database on the AirWatch Console server. When using the database, custom attributes are sent as samples to AirWatch periodically for asset tracking of key/value pairs. If a record in the device database is configured with 'Create Attribute' = TRUE, then the Name and Value will automatically be retrieved by the AirWatch Agent and sent with the custom attributes sample. The key/value pair will show in the Device Details page for the device in the Custom Attributes tab.

Create Custom Attributes

Create a custom attribute and values to push to devices. You create the attributes and values associated with them. For more information, see Create Custom Attributes.

Importing Custom Attributes

The custom attribute batch import feature allows you to load custom attributes and corresponding values into the system in bulk. In the templates provided, each column corresponds to one custom attribute and each row corresponds to different parameters of custom attribute. For more information, see Custom Attributes Importing.

Assign Organization Groups Using Custom Attributes

Configure rules that control how devices are assigned to organization groups following enrollment. You can only create one custom attribute assignment rule for each organization group you run. For more information, see Assign Organization Groups Using Custom Attributes.

Platform-Specific Custom Attributes Provisioning

You can push custom attributes to a device using XML provisioning for use with advanced product provisioning functionality. The method for pushing the XML varies based on the device platform.

For more information, see: