AirWatch offers two app catalogs: Workspace ONE and the AirWatch Catalog. Both catalogs support the features in the Apps Settings of the AirWatch Console.

The Workspace ONE catalog integrates resources from environments that use VMware Identity Manager and AirWatch. If your deployment does not use VMware Identity Manager, you still have access to the features previously released for the AirWatch Catalog.

Features Supported in Both Catalogs

The navigation in the AirWatch Console is branded to highlight the Workspace ONE catalog. However, options under the Workspace ONE title are supported for the AirWatch Catalog. The options under the AirWatch Catalog apply specifically to it and are not necessary for the Workspace ONE catalog.


Option Descriptions

Review brief descriptions of the options available for both Workspace ONE and the AirWatch Catalog and those options that apply specifically to the AirWatch Catalog.

Setting Description More Information
Workspace ONE and AirWatch Catalog Settings
Application Categories Group applications and identify their uses with custom application categories. Configure Application Categories
Paid Public Applications Deploy paid public iOS applications in situations not feasible to use Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Paid Public iOS Applications and AirWatch
App Restrictions Restrict iOS devices older than iOS 9 by restricting installations of only assigned applications approved by the organization. Enable Restricted Mode for Free Public iOS Applications Older Than iOS 9
External App Repository Enable an external app repository if you want to host internal applications on your network with an external application repository and manage the applications with AirWatch. Supported Components for External App Repositories
Application Removal Protection Configure threshold values to control the dispatch of application removal commands for critical internal applications. Application Removal Protection Overview
AirWatch Catalog Settings
AirWatch Catalog > General

Configure general settings for the AirWatch Catalog.

Deploy the AirWatch Catalog With Groups & Settings Options
AirWatch Catalog > Standalone Catalog

Configure a standalone catalog if your environment does not use MDM functionality. The standalone catalog has limited features.

Standalone Catalog for MAM Only Deployments
AirWatch Catalog > Feature Applications Display featured applications in a prominent place in the AirWatch Catalog. Configure Featured Applications

Transition Behavior from the AirWatch Catalog to Workspace ONE

As AirWatch migrates to the Workspace ONE catalog, many AirWatch Catalog behaviors in previous releases change.

Webclips and Show in App Catalog / Container

When you added a webclip profile, you had the option to show it in the AirWatch Catalog. The option was editable.

In AirWatch v9.1, the Show in App Catalog / Container option is not editable. If you use the Workspace ONE catalog, that catalog displays all webclips, no matter what is configured for Show in App Catalog / Container. If you use the AirWatch Catalog, re-saving the webclip shows it in the AirWatch Catalog.

See VMware AirWatch App Catalog for setup and features for the AirWatch Catalog. See AirWatch Applications and Workspace ONE for the Workspace ONE catalog and open and managed access for applications.