Use Apple's Managed Distribution system integrated with AirWatch Express to distribute your free and purchased Volume Purchase Program (VPP) applications and books to Apple iOS 7+ and macOS 10.9+ devices. The managed distribution model uses service tokens (also called sTokens) to retrieve your VPP contents and distribute them to devices using the AirWatch Console.

Navigate to Groups & Settings > All Settings > Devices & Users > Apple > VPP Managed Distribution.

For more information on the settings on this page and how to enroll in the Apple VPP, deploy apps, configure managed distribution, and more, please see Purchased Applications (Apple VPP) Feature Overview

Setting Description

Enter your VPP Account ID.

Using your VPP Account ID as the description has several advantages:

  • Identifies the correct account if you use multiple sTokens.
  • Reminds you the correct account when you renew the sToken.
  • Identifies the correct account to others in your organization who take over managing the VPP account.
SToken Upload Select Upload to navigate to the sToken on your network.

Select where AirWatch should validate the sToken.

This value reflects the region from where you bought content and ensures AirWatch uploads the correct versions of your purchases.

When you sync your licenses, AirWatch pulls the correct regional version of the content.

If AirWatch cannot find the content in the app store from the region entered, AirWatch automatically searches the iTunes App Store in the United States.

Automatically Send Invites

Send invitations to all the users immediately after you save the token. This is an invitation to join and register with Apple's VPP, so that users access the terms of use for participating in the program.

Use the Message Preview option to review the invitation.


If your environment includes VPP applications set to the Assignment Type, Auto, then AirWatch sends invitations no matter how you configure this option. This behavior facilitates quick access to applications upon enrollment.

AirWatch automatically sends users of Apple iOS v7.0.3+ and macOS 10.9+ an invite command when you enable this option. It does not send them an email message.

You do not have to enable this immediately. You can leave it disabled and still upload your token. Return and enable this feature to send invitations to all the enrolled devices whose users have not yet accepted to join the VPP.

Message Template Select an email template for an email message invitation for Apple iOS devices on Apple iOS v7.0.0 through v7.0.2.