Each Android device in your organization's deployment must be enrolled before it can communicate with the Workspace ONE UEM console and access internal content and features.

The AirWatch Agent provides a single resource to enroll a device and provides device and connection details. Agent-based enrollment allows you to:

  • Authenticate users using basic or directory services, such as AD/LDAP/Domino, SAML, tokens, or proxies.
  • Register devices in bulk or allow users to self-register.
  • Define approved OS versions, models, and maximum number of devices per user.

Android has two enrollment options: Work Managed Device enrollment and Work Profile enrollment with additional enrollment options for each mode.

Android (Legacy) deployment allows you to enroll Android devices with the AirWatch Agent as the device administrator if you've opted out of Google registration. For enrolling devices using Android (Legacy) deployment, see Android (Legacy) Enrollment Overview.

Work Managed Device Enrollment

Work Managed Device mode, also called Device Owner, gives Workspace ONE UEM control of the entire device. This mode is ideal for corporate owned device configurations that require a parent staging process. For more information, see Work Managed Device Enrollment.

Work Profile Enrollment

Work Profile enrollment, also known as Profile Owner, is facilitated with the AirWatch Agent which secures a connection between the Android device and the Workspace ONE UEM console. For more information, see Enrolling Android Device into Work Profile.

Enrollment Settings

The Android EMM Registration page lets you configure the various options for integrating with Android. This page uses a wizard to help you set up the integration for devices. Enable these settings before beginning enrollment. For more information on enrollment settings, see Devices & Users / Android / Android EMM Registration.

Device Protection

Android OS 5.1 and above have a feature called Device Protection which requires Google credentials to be entered before and after a device can be reset. When a device is ready to be enrolled as a Work Managed device for Android, the device must be factory reset. This feature impacts Android enrollment. For more information, see Device Protection for Android Devices.

Autodiscovery Enrollment

Workspace ONE UEM makes the enrollment process simple, using an autodiscovery system to enroll devices to environments and

organization groups (OG) using user email addresses. For more information, see Autodiscovery Enrollment.