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  • Apple Volume Purchase Program Integration with AirWatch Enhancing VPP Application Management and Deployment

    AirWatch Apple Volume Purchase Program Integrationwith AirWatch | v.2012.09 | September 2012

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    ©2012 AirWatch, LLC All Rights Reserved.

    This document, as well as the software described in it, is furnished under license. The information in this manualmay only be used in accordance with the terms of the license. This document should not be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form, except as permitted by the license or by the express permission of AirWatch, LLC

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  • Managing Apple VPP Applications

    AirWatch offers a robust solution to Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) application management and distribution. The sections below outlines how you can leverage this new feature with the capabilities of AirWatch mobile device management to easily manage and distribute iOS application orders to the smart device fleet.

    The Apple Volume Purchase Program allows businesses and educational institutions to purchase publicly available applications or specifically developed third-party applications in volume for distribution to corporate devices.

    Note: The Apple Volume Purchase Program is currently only available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    The process of deploying applications in volume throughout a business or educational institution with the Volume Purchase Program can be separated into three main components:

    VPP Enrollment – First, businesses and education institutions must enroll in the program and verify with Apple that they are a valid business or institution.

    o To register for the VPP, navigate to http://www.apple.com/business/vpp for businesses, or to http://www.apple.com/itunes/education for education institutions.

    o More information regarding the Apple Volume Purchase Program, how it works and program prerequisites can be found at the links above.

    App Purchasing – Once enrolled in the Volume Purchase Program, businesses and educational institutions can purchase applications in bulk through the Volume Purchase Program Website at https://vpp.itunes.apple.com/us/store.

    o Log in with the VPP Apple ID created during the enrollment process.

    o Find applications, define the quantity and purchase with a corporate credit card.

    App Deployment – Once applications have been purchased, they can be distributed throughout a smart device fleet through the use of redemption codes. For each application purchase, there is an associated redemption code for end-users to redeem a single copy of the application.

    o These redemption codes are managed through a Redemption Code Spreadsheet available at the Volume Purchase Program Website. This spreadsheet contains details such as the redemption code, redemption status and most importantly, a redemption URL that an end-user could use to automatically validate the code and install the program through the App Store.

    It is during this final step, App Deployment, that AirWatch Mobile Device Management can be leveraged to enhance management and distribution to a corporate smart device fleet. For businesses and educational institutions that do not have any Mobile Device Management capabilities, Apple provides two solutions to deploying redemption URL’s to end-users:

    l Emailing the redemption URL directly to end-users.

    l Posting the redemption codes and URLs directly to a corporate intranet site.

    The section below describes how AirWatch can be leveraged to automate and simplify this application distribution process.

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    http://www.apple.com/business/vpp http://www.apple.com/itunes/education https://vpp.itunes.apple.com/us/store

  • Upload the Apple VPP Redemption Code Spreadsheet to AirWatch

    The first step to manage and deploy VPP Application Orders through AirWatch is by uploading the Apple VPP Redemption Code Spreadsheet to the AirWatch Admin Console. The steps listed below outlines this process:

    l Navigate to Apps Orders to open theOrders Page.

    l Click Add.

    l The Add Order Form appears. The VPP Application Orders is first created. To do so upload the CSV that you downloaded from the VPP Portal by selecting Choose File.

    l Once you have selected the appropriate Apple VPP Redemption Code Spreadsheet, click Save to continue to the Product Selection Form.

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  • l If the Apple VPP Redemption Code Spreadsheet contains licenses for multiple applications, several products can be listed on this form. Only one can be selected per new order. Locate the appropriate product and then click Select to finish uploading the spreadsheet.

    l You are now directed back to theOrder Page in the Admin Console and your new Order is shown with a New Status. Orders with a New status are not yet activated for distribution and redemption to the device fleet.

    l To Activate the New Order, ClickBlue Order Number to open theOrder Activation Form.

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  • l From here, enter in all necessary order information. All required fields are denoted with a red asterisk:

    o Friendly Name – The name of the Order that is displayed on the Order Page within AirWatch.

    o Description – A brief description of the order.

    o PO Number – The Purchase Order number

    o Department – The corporate department that this application order is deployed to.

    o Cost Center – The corporate department responsible for financial information regarding this application order.

    o Total Cost – The total cost of the application order

    o Cost Per License – The cost per license purchased for this application order.

    l Click Licenses tab, to view all the other order numbers assigned to this product.

    l Once complete, click Save and Approve to approve the order for distribution.

    Actions

    Click Actions to manage the Order using the following options listed in the Actionmenu:

    l Delete – Deletes the order from the console.

    l Edit Assignment – Allows you to edit the existing Order by assigning it to users or devices.

    Allocating Redemption Codes

    Once the Apple VPP Redemption Code Spreadsheet has been uploaded and the order has been approved for distribution, you can begin allocating the redemption codes for individual application purchases throughout the device fleet. To do this:

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  • l Navigate to Apps Orders to open the Orders Page.

    l Locate the specific order to be allocated from the Order List by Order number, friendly name, product name or order date.

    l Once the order is located, click Edit Assignment icon under the Actions Menu on the right.

    l The Application Assignment form shown below.

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  • l From here, you can allocate licenses to specific Location Groups and User Account. To do so click Add, or you can choose to reserve licenses for later redemption by placing themOn-Hold.

    o To allocate licenses by Location Group:

    l Click Add.

    l Type and select the name of the Location Group in the text box shown below.

    l Make sure the All Users is selected.

    o To allocate licenses by User Accounts:

    l Click Add.

    l Type and select the name of the Location Group that the user accounts are created at in the text box shown below.

    l Check the Selected Users.

    l Click on the blue Selected Users Link that appears to open the User Select form.

    l From here, select all specific User Accounts on the left and click Add to provision an individual redemption code to this specific user.

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  • l When all users have been selected, click Ok to return to the Application Assignment Form.

    l Lastly, enter the number of licenses to allocate to the selected users in the Allocated Text Box.

    l To allocate a single license to each selected user, type the same number that is shown in the Users Text Box into the Allocated Text Box. If less is allocated, only the first users to use their redemption code can install the application.

    o To save redemption codes for later use, select On Hold:

    l Enter the number of redemption codes that you want to place on