Adding Android Plus Devices

Use the Android Plus platform to enroll and manage devices running Android 4.2 or later.

Once you have created an add devices rule, you must install a device agent on your devices to enroll them in SOTI MobiControl.

You can enroll and organize your devices using LDAP or IdP (backed by LDAP) connections. After you have configured your LDAP connection or your IdP connection in SOTI MobiControl, you can set up add devices rules to enroll devices in specific device groups based on their LDAP or IdP groups. You can also use the LDAP or IdP groups for device authentication.

Important: You can configure your SOTI MobiControl console to reflect the types of Android devices you plan to manage. Learn more at Choosing an Android Plus Management Style.

Android Enterprise

Android Enterprise allows you to standardize management of Android devices used for corporate purposes. Enabling work features on your enrolled Android devices allows SOTI MobiControl to leverage the Android operating system and the managed Google Play store for more device management scenarios.

Learn more about Android Enterprise in SOTI MobiControl at Android Enterprise Devices.

Android Classic

Android Classic enrollment leverages the variability of Android devices built by different manufacturers. Rather than limiting our support to the common denominator, SOTI MobiControl provides customized feature sets for the different capabilities of different Android manufactures.

Learn how to enroll your devices as Android Classic at Enrolling Android Classic Devices.

Samsung Knox

Important: With the release of Samsung Knox 3.4, Samsung has deprecated Knox Workspace containers. As such, SOTI MobiControl v15.0 and on does not support the creation, modification or deployment of Samsung Knox containers to devices. If you have devices that were assigned a Samsung Knox container in a previous version of SOTI MobiControl and you have since upgraded to SOTI MobiControl v15.0 or later, the Knox container will remain on the device. However, you will be unable to modify the existing container or add new containers to devices.

Learn more about how the Samsung Knox Workspace container deprecation may affect you at Samsung Knox Workspace Container Deprecation

Tip: Consider migrating your Samsung Knox container devices to use Android Enterprise Managed Profiles, which offer similar containerization functionality.

Samsung Knox is a collection of security enhancements available on some Samsung devices. SOTI MobiControl supports Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment, a bulk enrollment service, and Samsung Knox Workspace, a secure container that separates personal data from enterprise data.

See either Using Samsung Knox Mobile Enrollment or Samsung Knox Workspace for more information.

Note: Within the SOTI MobiControl console, Samsung KNOX generally refers to devices with the Samsung Knox Workspace container enabled.