Workspace ONE UEM console allows you to deploy applications as a link. If you have application packages stored in a repository, internal to your network or in a cloud, you can use links to these repositories to add the application to the Workspace ONE UEM console. You can one use of the following delivery configurations to deploy applications as a link to end users.
If you are using cloud storage to host an internal application, Workspace ONE UEM facilitates the connection for the device to get the application package from the cloud storage system when the deployment is initiated. Workspace ONE UEM currently does not support cloud storage system links that require authentication. It is important that the internal application package that you host on a cloud storage system is a direct link. This direct link allows the end users to accept the application package through the URL.
Select to have Workspace ONE UEM retrieve the package file from a link and store it rather than distributing the link directly to end-users. This functionality is useful for customers who use Workspace ONE UEM for continuous integration between systems to distribute applications. Go to the API help in the console to find the API value. Workspace ONE UEM downloads packages hosted on your internal network repository as well, but you must enable the option to access them with the Content Gateway.
Note: Windows app deployments currently require you to select Download & Distribute via WS1 UEM server when you deploy them as a Link.
If you are using a repository on your internal network, the Content Gateway facilitates the connection for the device to get the application from this repository when the Workspace ONE UEM console initiates the deployment. You can host internal applications on your network and manage the applications with Workspace ONE UEM. Workspace ONE UEM uses Windows File Share protocols to make externally hosted applications available to user devices.
Workspace ONE UEM. powered by AirWatch provides VMware Content Gateway as a service on the Unified Access Gateway appliance. The VMware Content Gateway provides a secure and effective medium for end users to access internal repositories.You can configure the the Content Gateway for Windows to transfer data from the on-premises network to Workspace ONE UEM.
Note: Adding application package link to an internal repository to access via Content Gateway is no longer supported. For more information, see End of General Support for VMware Content Gateway on Windows and Linux. We recommend that you host and distribute apps either from cloud storage or Workspace ONE UEM.
Enterprise App Repository within Workspace ONE UEM speeds the delivery of frequently used Windows apps. Enterprise App Repository serves as a one-stop-shop for commonly used, pre-packaged apps that they can instantly deploy to employees Intelligent Hub catalog. The apps are pre-tested across the latest OS builds and kept up-to-date for protection against potential vulnerabilities. If you use the Content Gateway for Windows and house applications on an external server system, you can set external repositories for various platforms and application types. Workspace ONE UEM supports specific file types for external app repositories. The external app repository feature supports only internal applications.
Application link must contain any of the following supported file extensions in the URL. UEM console also supports links that contain query parameters at the end.
The following table lists the platform-specific supported extensions for all the applications that are uploaded as a link:
|Platform||Supported File Types|
|macOS||Application package bundle|
|Symbian||SIS and SISX|
|Windows Desktop that works for all three processors, x64, x86, and ARM||APPX, msi, zip and .exe|
If your repositories require authentication, Workspace ONE UEM uses one set of credentials to communicate between the Content Gateway and your repositories. For this feature to work, use a common set of credentials for the Content Gateway to communicate with your repositories. Add one set of credentials for your repositories you configured with the Content Gateway.
Configure Workspace ONE UEM to direct users to internal applications on your network in an external app repository. Manage setttings in Workspace ONE UEM to distribute a link to a resource or to retrieve a file package and store and distribute it. The Content Gateway for Windows uses this information to access the repository and to open communications between the device and the repository.
Complete the following options.
|Username||Enter the username for the external app repository.|
|Password||Enter the password for the external app repository.|