Will End-Users Select Ownership Type?


Yes No


There are elements you need to consider before deciding.


How Will Users Select Ownership Type?

Every device enrolled into Workspace ONE ™ UEM has an assigned device ownership type.

  • Corporate Dedicated
  • Corporate Shared
  • Employee Owned

Employees' personal devices are categorized as an Employee Owned type and subject to the specific privacy settings and restrictions you configure for that type.

In answering the question of specifying an ownership type, consider the following.

  • Do you have access to a master list of corporate devices that you can bulk upload into the UEM console? If so, you may consider uploading this list and setting the default ownership type to Employee Owned.
  • Have you considered the legal implications of allowing users to select an ownership type from a list? For example, if a user enrolls a personal device but incorrectly selects corporate owned as the ownership type. What are the ramifications when that user violates a policy and has their personal device fully wiped?

For your BYOD program, you can configure Workspace ONE UEM to apply a default ownership type during enrollment or allow users to choose the appropriate ownership type themselves.


Would you like to start the device enrollment decision tree over again? Visit Device Enrollment Overview.




















You have wisely opted not to allow users to choose the ownership level for their device.

This prevents users in a BYOD program from mistakenly selecting 'Corporate Dedicated' as their device ownership type.

Take the following steps to commence your enrollment.

  1. Import a list of corporate dedicated devices. Complete a comma separated values (CSV) template by following this list of steps and selecting the Whitelist template option. Be sure to complete the Device Ownership column for each whitelisted device you include.

    1. Navigate to Accounts > Users > Batch Status or Devices > Lifecycle > Enrollment Status > Add and select Batch Import.

    2. Enter the basic information including a Batch Name and Batch Description in the Workspace ONE UEM console.
    3. Select the applicable batch type from the Batch Type drop-down menu.
    4. Select and download the template that best matches the kind of batch import you are making.

      Blacklisted Devices – Import a list of known, non-compliant devices by IMEI, Serial Number, or UDID. Blacklisted devices are not allowed to enroll. If a blacklisted device attempts to enroll, it is automatically blocked.

      Whitelisted Devices – Import pre-approved devices by IMEI, Serial Number, or UDID. Use this template to import a list of known, trusted devices. The ownership and group ID associated to this device is automatically applied during enrollment.

      User and/or Device – Select between a Simple and an Advanced CSV template. The simple template features only the most often-used options while the advanced template features the full, unabridged compliment of import options.

      Change Organization Group – Move users to a different organization group.

    5. Open the CSV file. The CSV file features several columns corresponding to the options on the Add / Edit User page. When you open the CSV template, notice that sample data has been added to each column in the template. The sample data is presented to inform you what kind of data is required and what format it must be in.


      A CSV file (comma-separated values) is simply a text file whose extension has been changed from "TXT" to "CSV". It stores tabular data (text and numbers) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. It can be opened with any text editor. It can also be opened with Microsoft Excel.

      You can confirm whether or not users are part of the enrollment organization group (OG).

      1. Navigate to Groups & Settings > All Settings > Devices & Users > General > Enrollment and select the Grouping tab.
      2. If the Group ID Assignment Mode is set to Default, then your users are part of the enrollment OG.
      3. For a directory-based enrollment, the Security Type for each user must be Directory.
    6. Enter data for your organization's users, including device information (if applicable) and save the file.
    7. Return to the Batch Import page and select Choose File to locate and upload the CSV file that you had previously downloaded and filled out.
    8. Select Save.
  2. Navigate to Groups & Settings > All Settings > Devices & Users > General > Enrollment and select the Grouping tab.
  3. Under Group ID Assignment Mode, either prompt users to select the group ID that corresponds to the BYOD organization group that you configure OR choose the default mode.
  4. Set the Default Device Ownership to Employee Owned and Save changes.

    Doing it this way means all the BYOD devices being self-registered and/or self-enrolled by your users are enrolled as Employee Owned.

    Meanwhile, all the Corporate Dedicated devices you whitelisted in step 1 are enrolled with an automatically prescribed ownership type of whatever you elected in the CSV template.


Continue to the next step in the device enrollment decision tree by selecting Administrators to Register Devices on Users' Behalf.


Would you like to start the device enrollment decision tree over again? Visit Device Enrollment Overview.