Configure AirWatch applications, applications built using the AirWatch SDK, and app wrapped applications to allow access when users authenticate with a set process. Select an authentication type depending on the credentials desired for access; users can set their own or use their AirWatch credentials.

Select an authentication type that meets the security needs of your network. The passcode gives device users flexibility while username and password offers compatibility with the AirWatch system. If security is not an issue, then you do not have to require an authentication type.

Setting Description

Designates a local passcode requirement for supported applications. Device users set their passcode on devices at the application level when they first access the application.

Username and Password Requires users to authenticate to supported applications using their AirWatch credentials. Set these credentials when you add users in the Accounts page of the AirWatch Console.
Disabled Requires no authentication to access supported applications.

Authentication Type and SSO

Authentication Type and SSO can work together or alone.

  • Alone – If you enable an Authentication Type (passcode or user name/password) without SSO, then users must enter a separate passcode or credentials for each individual application.
  • Together – If you enable both Authentication Type and SSO, then users enter either their passcode or credentials (whichever you configure as the Authentication Type) once. They do not have to reenter them until the SSO session ends.

For information on how to configure authentication type settings, see Configure Authentication Type.