Product Documentation

Maintaining and Upgrading Applications, Web Links, and Stores

Oct 08, 2015

If you need to make changes, you can disable the following applications, links, and stores in App Controller:

  • Web or SaaS applications. You can change the URL, category or role.
  • Android or iOS mobile apps. You can edit and save the settings, and you can upgrade the app. If you upgrade a mobile app, you can also configure when users must upgrade the app on their device. You can force users to upgrade immediately or you can provide warnings indicating how long users have until they have to upgrade.
  • Web links. You can change the URL, category or role.
  • Public app stores. You can change the URL, category, assigned role, or require installation.

If you need to change the settings of an application, web link or store, you can disable and then edit the settings, which puts the application, web link, or store in maintenance mode. For example, you might want to add a workflow or change policy settings. You can disable the app to prevent users from connecting to the app while you are making changes. It is not required, however, that you put applications, web links, or stores in maintenance mode to make changes.

You can disable any store, web link or web, mobile, or SaaS application. When you disable any of these items in App Controller, the application or link becomes unavailable on the user device. If users connect with Worx Store, the item is not available. If users connect with Worx Home, the app, store, or web link appears on the user device. Users, however, cannot open the item when it is disabled. When you change settings, save your changes, and then enable the item, it becomes available again on the user device. If users are logged on when you disable the store, application, or web link, they can continue to use item even though it is in maintenance mode. If users log off, they cannot start the item again until you enable the item in App Controller.

When you enable the application or web link after making changes, the new settings are applied the next time users start the application.

To disable or enable an application, web link, or store

You can disable an application, store or web link to change settings. For iOS and Android apps, you can also disable the app to upload an upgrade and change settings. If an app, store, or web link is enabled, the Enable or Disable icon appears green. When you disable an app, store, or web link, the icon turns gray.

  1. In the App Controller management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In the navigation pane, under Apps & Docs > APPS, click one of the following:
    • Android MDX
    • iOS MDX
    • Public App Store
    • Web & SaaS
    • Web Link
  3. In the details pane, click an item and then click the Enable or Disable icon.

    The application, store, or web link icon turns gray to show it is disabled.

  4. Click the application, store, or web link and then click the pencil icon to edit the application.
  5. Change the settings and then click Save.
  6. Click the application, store, or web link and then click the Enable or Disable icon.