Workspace ONE UEM powered by AirWatch lets you stage a device quickly to enroll and prepare it for production use. A staging package connects a device to a Wi-Fi connection, installs the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, and enrolls the device without end-user input.

Staging Basics

The Rugged Enrollment Configuration Wizard simplifies creating staging packages. With the wizard, everything you need for a Staging Package is created in a step-by-step process. You can also manually create Staging Packages.

Staging packages are created as part of the product provisioning process. You can include profiles, applications, and files/actions as part of the staging package depending on the device platform.

You have several methods for enrolling a rugged device through staging. Barcode Enrollment creates a staging package associated with a barcode that you scan to stage the device. The Stage Now client is exclusive to Android devices with Zebra MX version 7.1+ under Android Nougat and later. Sideloading packages are transferred to a device instead of being scanned or downloaded.

Advantages of Device Staging for Android

Using Device Staging to enroll rugged Android devices adds functionality not found in non-staging methods of enrollment, such as manually enrolling through Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub. This functionality includes the following.

  • WifiConfig cannot configure Fusion settings for Motorola devices. You must push the WifiConfig.apk as an internal application after enrollment to configure the settings. Extract the WifiConfig.apk from a sideload staging bundle inside the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub folder of a device and upload it to the Workspace ONE UEM console as an internal application.
  • Product Persistence does not support the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub enrollment method. Products marked for persistence still download to the device but an Enterprise Reset removes all products. Persisted products do not automatically reinstall following an Enterprise Reset when the device reboots.