Work profile

The work profile solution set is intended for BYOD devices, allowing admins to manage a self-contained work profile on a user's personal device. Corporate apps, data, and management policies are restricted to the work profile, keeping them secure and separate from personal data while maintaining user privacy.

Feature list

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1. Device provisioning

1.1. DPC-first work profile provisioning Android 5.1+
End users can provision a work profile after downloading their EMM's DPC from Google Play.
1.7 Google Account work profile provisioning Android 5.0+
Customers using G Suite or Cloud Identity can set up a work profile with their corporate credentials.

2. Device security

2.1. Device security challenge Android 5.0+
IT admins can set and enforce a device security challenge (e.g. PIN/pattern/password) of a certain type and complexity on managed devices.
2.2. Work security challenge Android 7.0+
IT admins can set and enforce a security challenge for apps and data in the work profile that is separate and has different requirements from the device security challenge.
2.3. Advanced passcode management Android 5.0+
IT admins can configure advanced password settings on devices.
2.4. Smart Lock management Android 6.0+
IT admins can control what trust agents in Android's Smart Lock feature are permitted to unlock devices.
2.5. Wipe and lock Android 5.0+
IT admins can use the EMM’s console to remotely lock and wipe work data from a managed device.
2.6. Compliance enforcement Android 5.0+
The EMM restricts access to work data and apps on devices that aren't in compliance with security policies.
2.7. Default security policies Android 5.0+
EMMs must enforce the specified security policies on devices by default, without requiring IT admins to configure or customize any settings in the EMM's console.
2.9. SafetyNet support N/A
The EMM uses the SafetyNet Attestation API to ensure devices are valid Android devices.
2.10. Verify Apps enforcement Android 5.0+
IT admins can enable Verify Apps on devices.
2.11. Direct Boot support Android 7.0+
Direct Boot support ensures that the EMM's DPC is always active and able to enforce policy, even if an Android 7.0+ device has not been unlocked.

3. Account and app management

3.1. Managed Google Play accounts enterprise enrollment N/A
IT admins can create a managed Google Play Accounts enterprise—an entity that allows managed Google Play to distribute apps to devices.
3.2. Managed Google Play account provisioning Android 5.0+
The EMM can silently provision enterprise user accounts, called managed Google Play accounts.
3.5. Silent app distribution N/A
IT admins can silently distribute work apps on users' devices without any user interaction.
3.6. Managed configuration management Android 5.0+
IT admins can view and silently set managed configurations for any app that supports managed configurations.
3.7. App catalog management N/A
IT admins can import a list of all the apps approved for their enterprise from managed Google Play (play.google.com/work).
3.8. Programmatic app approval N/A
The EMM's console uses the managed Google Play iframe to support Google Play's app discovery and approval capabilities
3.9. Basic store layout management N/A
End users can use the managed Google Play store app on their device to install and update work apps.
3.10. Advanced store layout configuration N/A
IT admins can customize the store layout users see in the managed Google Play store app on their devices.
3.11. App license management N/A
IT admins can view and manage app licenses purchased in the managed Google Play from the EMM's console.
3.12. Google-hosted private app management N/A
IT admins can update Google-hosted private apps through the EMM console instead of through the Google Play console.
3.13. Self-hosted private app management N/A
IT admins can configure and publish self-hosted private apps.
3.14. EMM pull notifications N/A
The EMM uses pull notifications to receive Play event notifications in real time
3.15. API usage requirements N/A
The EMM implements Google's APIs at scale, avoiding traffic patterns that could negatively impact customers' ability to manage apps in production environments.
3.16. Advanced managed configuration management Android 5.0+
The EMM supports managed configurations with up to four levels of nested settings and can retrieve and display any feedback sent from a Play app.
3.17. Web app management N/A
IT admins can create and distribute web apps in the EMM console.
3.18. Managed Google Play account lifecycle management Android 5.0+
The EMM can create, update, and delete managed Google Play Accounts on behalf of IT admins.

4. Device management

4.1. Runtime permission policy management Android 6.0+
IT admins can silently set a default response to all runtime permission requests made by work apps.
4.2. Runtime permission grant state management Android 6.0+
After setting a default runtime permission policy, IT admins can silently set responses for specific permissions from any work app built on API 23 or above.
4.3. WiFi configuration management Android 6.0+
IT admins can silently provision enterprise WiFi configurations on managed devices.
4.4. WiFi security management Android 6.0+
IT admins can provision enterprise WiFi configurations on managed devices.
4.6. Account management Android 5.0+
IT admins can ensure that only authorized corporate accounts can interact with corporate data for services such as SaaS storage and productivity apps, or email.
4.7. G Suite account management Android 5.0+
IT admins can ensure that only authorized G Suite accounts can interact with corporate data.
4.8. Certificate management Android 5.0+
Allows IT admins to deploy identity certificates and certificate authorities to devices in order to enable access to corporate resources.
4.9. Advanced certificate management Android 7.0+
Allows IT admins to silently select the certificates that should be used by specific managed apps.
4.10. Delegated certificate management Android 6.0+
IT admins can distribute a third-party certificate management app to devices and grant that app privileged access to install certificates into the managed keystore.
4.11. Advanced VPN management Android 7.0+
Allows IT admins to specify an Always On VPN to ensure that data from specified managed apps will always go through a configured VPN.
4.12. IME management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control what input methods (IMEs) users can configure for their devices.
4.14. Accessibility services management Android 5.0+
IT admins can control what accessibility services can be enabled on users' devices.
4.15. Location sharing management Android 5.0+
IT admins can prevent users from sharing location data with apps in the work profile.
4.19. Screen capture management Android 5.0+
IT admins can block users from taking screenshots when using managed apps.
4.21. Network statistics collection Android 6.0+
IT admins can query network usage statistics from a device's work profile.

5. Device usability

5.1. Managed provisioning customization Android 7.0+
IT admins can modify the default managed provisioning flow UX to include enterprise-specific features.
5.2. Enterprise customization Android 7.0+
IT admins can customize aspects of the work profile with corporate branding, for instance by setting the work profile user icon to the corporate logo, or configuring the background color of the work challenge.
5.6. Cross-profile contact management Android 7.0+
IT admins can control what contact data can leave the work profile.
5.7. Cross-profile data management Android 6.0+
Grants IT admins control over what data can leave the work profile, beyond the default security features of the work profile.
5.10. Persistent preferred activity management Android 5.0+
Allows admins to set an app as the default intent handler for intents that match a certain intent filter.
5.11. Keyguard feature management Android 7.0+
IT admins can control the features available to users before unlocking the device keyguard (lock screen) and the work challenge keyguard (lock screen).
5.17. Work profile policy transparency management Android 9.0+
IT admins can customize the message displayed to users when removing the work profile from a device.