The Security page adds additional security settings for Android devices to protect sensitive data from unauthorized access to the device database.

As part of the enrollment process, end users will create a passphrase code, which generates a key used to access the device database. When Key Encryption With User Input is enabled on the Security page and someone tries to access the database without that passphrase, access is denied. To enable this feature, Single Sign On must be enabled through the AirWatch SDK.

The passphrase requirements can be set to allow the end user to only enter the passphrase during enrollment for a one-time prompt by enabling Allow Remember Authentication.

Important:

If you enable Allow Remember Authentication, this stores the user key on the device but renders the sensitive data vulnerable to unauthorized access.

Note:

In order for the Agent for Android to share an application passcode or SSO session with other SDK apps, you must enable Key Encryption with User Input.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.
Setting Description
Key Encryption with User Input Allows the Agent to encrypt the sensitive data with a user-derived key. Enable this only when required.
Allow Remember Authentication Enable to save the user-derived key on the device so it does not need to be entered each time.
  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.