Apple Store Licensing

The Apple Store License accounts supports two types of licensing: Redemption Codes and Managed Distribution. These license types are not interchangeable.

Redemption Codes

Redemption codes are single-use licenses. Each code can only be redeemed once and is permanently linked to the Apple ID associated with the target device at the time of assignment. If the device is unenrolled from SOTI MobiControl, the application is removed but the license remains linked to the device and the code cannot be unredeemed.

Redemption codes are supported on devices running iOS 6 or later.

Managed Distribution

Managed distribution tokens are reusable and can be revoked and reassigned to different devices. SOTI MobiControl communicates with Apple Store License servers for the management and inventory of the managed distribution licenses.

To use managed distribution licenses, you must link your App Store License account to SOTI MobiControl.

Managed distribution licenses can be assigned to either an Apple ID or to the device itself. If necessary, you can convert between assignment types. With both assignment types, when a device is unenrolled from SOTI MobiControl, App Store License apps are automatically removed and their licenses become available again. For more details, see Removing Apple App Store Licenses.

User based assigns licenses to the Apple ID on a device. It is the default assignment type, which is available with all applications.

Device based assigns licenses directly to the device rather than to the Apple ID on the device. It is recommended for devices that you expect to have multiple owners over their lifetimes. It is only available on devices running iOS 9 or later, and some applications may not support device based assignment.

Note: You can only use user based licenses with devices enrolled under user enrollment, not device based licenses.