Knox Guard (KG)
This knowledge base article provides details on Knox Guard’s (KG) Application Installation policy, including how it works and how to enable it in your KG console.
What is Knox Guard’s Application Installation policy?
With the KCS 1.30 release, KG now offers a policy that lets an organization install an application on a user’s device for payment and other membership services. This application can be accessed by selecting OTHER CUSTOMER SUPPORT OPTIONS on the lock screen that appears when KG locks a device.
NOTE—Ensure you define your application’s activity when the device is locked, otherwise it cannot be launched from the lock screen.
This policy allows users to make payments when their devices are locked and they have no alternative payment methods.
How does Knox Guard’s Application Installation policy work?
You can configure the Application Installation policy from your KG console. To apply the policy, go to Policies > Application installation, then upload an APK file less than 100 MB in size.
The application is either installed at the time of enrollment or the next time the device connects to the KG server. It cannot be uninstalled by default except on Android Go devices, due to a device limitation.
To make your uploaded application available on the lock screen, you must also configure the default lock screen policy. In the lock screen policy, select Other customer support options > Make an app available on lock screen. Then, set the following parameters:
Application package name: Enter the package name of the application you uploaded in the Application Installation policy.
Application signature: Enter the signature of the application you uploaded in the Application Installation policy. It must contain at least two segments (one or more dots). You can also select Import APK information to auto-fill the package information.
How do I enable Application Installation Policy on my Knox Guard account?
Currently, the Application Installation policy is an optional feature in Knox Guard. Please contact your local Samsung Knox Guard administrator to enable it on your account.