If you are using Android 6.0+, the AirWatch Relay app provides a single bump option which configures region, Wi-Fi, provisioning settings, and enrollment settings in the single bump.
For provisioning Work Managed Devices with AirWatch Relay on Android 6.0+ devices:
- Download the AirWatch Relay app from the Google Play Store to the parent device and launch the app once complete.
Review the 'For AirWatch Admins' screen and select Next to proceed to the wizard.
This screen will allow you to view or skip to a setup wizard which provides a descriptions of the purpose of the app and a tutorial of the NFC bump.
Tap Setup on Provision devices in a single bump (Android 6.0+).
From the parent device, define the following settings:
Setting Description Region Local Time Enable this field for the device to automatically configure with local time. Time Zone Select the time zone. Locale Select the location your device will be enabled. Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Network Specify the Wi-Fi network the device will connect to. Security Type Determine the encryption type for the connection. Wi-Fi Password Enter the Wi-Fi Password. Provisioning (Advanced) Encrypt Device Enable this field to indicate that device encryption can be skipped as part of Work Managed device provisioning. Disable System Apps Enable this field to skip the agent from disabling system apps during set up. Enrollment Settings Server Enter the server URL or hostname. Group ID Enter an identifier for the organization group for the end users to use for device to log in. Username Enter the credentials for the user the child device will be enrolled. Password Enter the credentials for the user the child device will be enrolled.
Tap Ready from the parent device.
Perform the NFC bump by touching the parent and child device back to back. The child device should be in factory reset mode which will ensure the device is not being used for personal use.Important:
Prior to performing a factory reset on child devices (if the device isn't new out of the box), disable the lock screen and remove any existing Google account configured on the device. Device Protection is a feature for Android 5.1 that requires uses to enter the Google account credentials prior to performing a factory reset. If you disable lock screen and remove existing Google account, you will not be prompted for credentials and enrollment will not be hindered.
Tap Touch to Beam on the parent device with the devices still back to back.
Tap Encrypt on the child device with the devices still back to back.
The child device will automatically:
- Connect to the Wi-Fi network defined in the AirWatch Relay app.
- Download and silently install the AirWatch Agent.
- Set the AirWatch Agent as device administrator.
- Reset the device.
After the child device has reset, the device is provisioned for Work Managed Mode. A welcome screen displays on your child device. To verify this from the child device, navigate to Device Settings > Security > Device Administrators to view AirWatch Agent listed as the device administrator. End users will not be able to deactivate this setting.
You will also notice on the device homescreen the pre-downloaded apps allowed. Any other applications will need to be approved by the administrator from the AirWatch Console.
If you have several devices to enroll in your device fleet, then repeat NFC bump one on each child device to provision them in Work Managed Device mode. If not, proceed to enrollment.
Alternatively, you can choose to enroll the child devices manually and skip the second NFC bump steps outlined below. You will need to enter enrollment details manually on each device. For additional enrollment flows, please see Additional Enrollment Workflows.
If enrollment was successful, the My Device page will display on the child device (shown above). All profiles and applications will start to automatically push to the device. You will repeat the enrollment steps for each device needing to be enrolled in your device fleet.
The AirWatch Console reports the status of Android for Work on the users devices. You can check the Details View page to verify that Android for Work was successfully created.
Navigate to Devices > Details View > Summary and view the Security section of the page to view the status. The should be a green check to verify Android for Work activation.