Create basic user accounts in AirWatch for your end users if you are not integrating with a directory service. Basic user accounts are also useful for testing purposes: they can be created quickly and disposed of afterward. For more information, see Basic vs. Directory Services Enrollment.


  • Can be used for any deployment method.
  • Requires no technical integration.
  • Requires no enterprise infrastructure.


  • Credentials only exist in AirWatch and do not necessarily match existing corporate credentials.
  • Offers no federated security.
  • Single sign on not supported.
  • AirWatch stores all usernames and passwords.