To start managing Android devices, you’ll need to register Workspace ONE UEM as your Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider with Google. The Getting Started page in the Workspace ONE UEM console provides a step by step solution to help configure the enterprise management tools needed to secure and manage your device fleet.
There are two ways to configure Android: by using a Managed Google Play account (preferred) or using a managed Google domain (recommended by Google for G Suite customers). A Managed Google Play account is used when your business does not use G Suite and allows for multiple configurations of Android within your organization using a personal Google account. Workspace ONE UEM manages this account and requires no Active Directory sync or Google verification.
You can create and assign roles for your managed Google domain. See Assign Roles in Enterprises.
The Google Service Account is a special Google account that is used by applications to access Google APIs and is required when setting up Android using the managed Google domain method for your business. The Google Service Account credentials are automatically populated when configuring Android Accounts when registering using managed Google play account. If you encounter an error while setting Android Accounts, clear your settings in the Workspace ONE UEM console and try again or create the account manually. For Google Accounts, consider creating your Google Service Account before either setup method.
To change the Google account or make changes to your admin settings, you have to unbind the account from the Workspace ONE UEM console.