Assignment Groups is an umbrella term used to categorize certain management grouping structures within Workspace ONE UEM powered by AirWatch. Organization Groups, Smart Groups, and User Groups each have full feature sets and are distinct from each other.

One feature these groups have in common is the way they can be used to assign content to user devices easily. Assignment Groups enables an administrator to manage these three grouping structures from a single location.

Navigate to Groups & Settings > Groups > Assignment Groups.

This screenshot of the Assignment Groups list view shows a typical listing of three kinds of groups and the Add Smart Group button.

You can use the list view to assign multiple organization groups, smart groups, and user groups to one or more profiles, public applications, and policies.

Assignment Group List View

The Assignment Groups List View organizes three kinds of groups that have the function of assigning content to devices: organization groups, smart groups, and user groups. You can create a listing of only those groups you are interested in seeing.

Navigate to Groups & Settings > Groups > Assignment Groups and the Assignment Groups List View displays. The only assignment groups listed for viewing are those managed by the OG that the administrator is currently in.

Assignment Group List View: Sort by Columns

You can sort the listing of groups by individual columns by selecting the column header.

Assignment Group List View: Filter Groups

You can filter groups by Group Type (Smart Groups, Organization Groups, and User Groups). You can also filter by how or whether they have been Assigned (Assignments, Exclusions, All, and None).

Assignment Group List View: Select Links

Four columns in the Assignment Groups Listing page serve a specific function and require a special mention.

  • The Groups column features a link for each Smart Group. You can select this link to edit the smart group.
  • If you select non-zero values in the Assignments column, the View Assignments page displays, even for assigned organization groups and user groups. This function allows you to view and confirm assignments to profiles, public applications, and compliance policies. For more information, see View Assignments.
  • If you select non-zero values in the Exclusions column, the View Assignments page displays, even for excluded organization groups and user groups. The View Assignments page allows you to view and confirm exclusions from profiles, public applications, and compliance policies.
  • If you select the Devices column number, the Devices List View page displays. The Device List View contains the listing of all devices in the selected organization group, smart group, or user group.

Assign One or More Assignment Groups

You can assign groups to device profiles, public applications, and compliance policies. You can also assign multiple groups of each individual type (organization, smart, or user) in a single sitting.

To assign public applications, you can configure different app policies for different groups of users. For more information, see Use Flexible Deployment to Assign Applications in the VMware Workspace ONE UEM Mobile Application Management Guide, which can be found on docs.vmware.com.

  1. Navigate to Groups & Settings > Groups > Assignment Groups.
  2. Select one or more groups in the listing and select Assign above the column header.

    This Assignment Groups screenshot shows the Assign button that displays when you select one or more groups.

  3. The Assign page displays the Organization Groups, Smart Groups, and User Groups you selected.
  4. Assign them by initiating a search for a Profile, a Public Application, and Compliance Policy. You may choose up to 10 profiles, up to 10 public applications, and a single compliance policy.

    You can only choose multiple entities of a single type per session. For example, you may assign multiple groups to up to 10 different profiles in a single command. However, you may not, in a single command, assign multiple groups to 10 profiles, 10 apps, and a compliance policy. If you have multiple entities of multiple types, you must undertake separate assignment sessions for each type (profiles, apps, and policies).

  5. Select Next to display the View Device Assignment page which you can use to confirm the groups assignment.
  6. Select Save & Publish to finalize the assignment.