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Managing apps

In
BlackBerry UEM
, you can create a list of apps that you can manage, deploy, and monitor on devices. Apps that are added to this list are considered to be work apps. To deploy apps to users' devices, you assign apps that are in the app list to user accounts, user groups, or device groups.
The following tables summarizes the essential tasks that you might complete when you want to manage apps for your organization.
Task
Description
Add public and internal apps to UEM.
Add apps to the apps list so that you can assign them to users' devices. You can add public apps, such as those from the
App Store
and
Google Play
store. You can also add internal apps which you upload the source files for.
You can specify app configurations, which allow you to preconfigure certain app settings before you assign apps to users. By preconfiguring app settings, you can make it easier for users to download, set up, and use the apps. For example, many apps require users to type a URL, an email address, or other information before they can use the app. By adding an app configuration, you can configure some of these settings in advance. You can create multiple app configurations for an app with different settings for different purposes, and rank the configurations. If an app is assigned to a user more than once with different app configurations, the app with the highest rank is applied.
App groups allow you to create a collection of apps that can be assigned to users, user groups, or device groups. Grouping apps helps to increase efficiency and consistency when managing apps. For example, you can use app groups to group the same app for multiple device types, or to group apps for users with the same role in your organization.
Assign apps or app groups to user accounts, user groups, or device groups.
Assign apps or app groups so that users can install them. You can also specify whether the apps are required or optional.
Create a list of restricted apps to prevent users from installing them on their devices.
Create a Microsoft Intune app protection profile for apps protected by
Intune
.
If your organization uses
Microsoft Intune
for mobile management of apps such as
Office 365
apps, you must create a Microsoft Intune app protection profile to assign apps protected by
Intune
to users instead of adding them to the app list.
Apps listed with a lock icon a Lock icon are
BlackBerry Dynamics
apps.