Custom attributes enable you to extract specific values from a managed device in Workspace ONE UEM powered by AirWatch and use it as assignment criteria for products. You can also set up rules that move devices to organization groups based on attribute values.

Note: Custom attributes (and the rules generator) are only configurable and useable at Customer-level organization groups. For details about available options regarding device assignment rules based on custom attributes, see Enable Device Assignments from the Managing Devices Guide on docs.vmware.com.

Custom Attributes Database

Custom attributes are stored as XML files and in the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub database, each stored on the device. When using the database, custom attributes are sent as samples to Workspace ONE UEM periodically for asset tracking of key/value pairs.

If a record in the device database is configured with 'Create Attribute' = TRUE, then the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub automatically retrieves the Name and Value sent with the custom attributes sample. The key/value pair displays in the Device Details page for the device in the Custom Attributes tab.

Note: Custom Attribute values cannot return the following special characters: / \ " * : ; < > ? |. If a script returns a value which contains these characters, the value is not reported on the console. Trim these characters from the script's output.