You can upload custom B2B applications acquired through Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to AirWatch. AirWatch works with the redemption code method and with the managed distribution method.

The ability of AirWatch to manage custom B2B applications, depends upon the VPP system used to get the applications.

  • Redemption codes – AirWatch can install custom B2B applications bought using redemption codes on to devices. End-users can install these applications on-demand, but AirWatch cannot manage these applications. Follow the process to upload custom B2B applications acquired with redemption codes just like other applications acquired with redemption codes.

    Go to Redemption Code Method for details.

  • Managed distribution – AirWatch can install custom B2B applications bought using managed distribution. End-users can install these applications on-demand or you can push these applications automatically. AirWatch can manage these applications. Follow the process to upload custom B2B applications acquired with managed distribution just like other applications acquired with managed distribution. However, between the steps to sync and to assign, activate management of the applications.

The ability of AirWatch to manage the custom B2B application determines the push modes available to distribute the application. See VPP, Custom B2B Applications, and Push Mode for information.

Activate management of custom B2B applications by entering missing placeholder data. For the steps to this procedure, see Activate Management of Custom B2B Applications.