The Settings and Policies section of the AirWatch Console contains settings that can control security, behaviors, and the data retrieval of specific applications. The settings are sometimes called SDK settings because they run on the AirWatch SDK framework.

You can apply these SDK features to applications built with the AirWatch SDK, to supported AirWatch applications, and to applications wrapped by the AirWatch app wrapping engine because the AirWatch SDK framework processes the functionality.

Types of Options for SDK Settings

AirWatch has two types of the SDK settings, default and custom. To choose the type of SDK setting, determine the scope of deployment.

  • Default settings work well across organization groups, applying to large numbers of devices.
  • Custom settings work with individual devices or for small numbers of devices with applications that require special mobile application management (MAM) features.

Default Settings

Find the default settings in Groups & Settings > All Settings > Apps > Settings And Policies and then select Security Policies or Settings. You can apply these options across all the AirWatch applications in an organization group. Shared options easier to manage and configure because they are in a single location.

View the matrices for information on which default settings apply to specific AirWatch applications or the AirWatch SDK and app wrapping.

Custom Settings

Find the custom settings in Groups & Settings > All Settings > Apps > Settings And Policies > Profiles. Custom settings for profiles offer granular control for specific applications and the ability to override default settings. However, they also require separate input and maintenance.

For more topics about the SDK and mobile application management, see MAM Functionality With SDK Functions.