Web applications provide end-users access to URLs directly from an icon on their devices. The AirWatch system has two types of web applications, SaaS and web links. SaaS applications are applications are integrated with the VMware Identity Manager system. Web links are applications configured solely in the AirWatch Console.

Application Type Descriptions

To find out what AirWatch supports for platforms and operating systems, see AirWatch Application Types and Their Supported Platforms.

SaaS Applications

SaaS applications are URLs that users can launch from an icon on their device. These applications offer access control with single sign on features and conditional access policies. Originally, admins managed these applications in their VMware Identity Manager instance. As the Workspace ONE platform grows with features, one feature enables admins to manage SaaS applications in the AirWatch Console.

For general information about SaaS applications and where to find information for VMware Identity Manager, see SaaS Applications in AirWatch .

For requirements to setup before you can access SaaS applications, see Requirements to Support SaaS Applications.

Configure and Assign

For information on how to configure SaaS applications in the AirWatch Console, see Add SaaS Applications in the AirWatch Console .

For information on client access policies and how to assign them to Office 365 applications, see Client Access Policy Description and Add Office 365 Applications with a Client Access Policy.

For information on assigning SaaS applications to users and user groups, see Assign SaaS Applications.

For information on settings for SaaS applications, see Settings for SaaS Applications.

Access Policies

Use access policies to control authentication and access sessions of SaaS applications. For information, see Use Access Policies with SaaS Applications .

VMware Identity Manager Information

For information about VMware Identity Manager, visit VMware Docs at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-AirWatch/index.html.

Web Links Applications

Web links are URLs that users can launch from an icon on their device. Read a description of web links applications and view a list of platforms that support their use in Web Links Application Features and Supported Platforms.

Read a description of web applications and view a list of platforms that support their use in Web Links Application Features and Supported Platforms.

Web Links Admins and Management

Your deployment might have need for an admin that manages your web applications. For configurations specific to this type of admin, see Web Apps Admins and Roles Exceptions.

Use the View Devices page to manage your web applications. For the actions available on the View Devices page, see Configure View Devices for Web Links Applications.

Deployment Methods

There are two methods to deploy web applications. For an explanation of the two methods, see Web Tab or Device Profiles.

You can edit configurations in either system because the systems share settings. See Web Links Application Configurations Shared Across Deployment Methods for more information.

Apps & Books Web Tab Method

For the configurations to add web applications in the Apps & Books section of the console, see Add Web Links Applications .

Device Profile Method

For the configurations to add web applications by device profile, see the listed topics.