Product Documentation

Changing App Settings

Oct 20, 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 Apps
    • iOS Apps
    • 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.

Allowing Users to Reset or Recover Application Passwords

Users can change HTTP Federated Formfill app passwords saved in App Controller by using the reset application password (Reset_AppPassword) connector. When you configure Reset_AppPassword, the connector appears in Worx Home as an application. If users change the application password in the app, the user can use Reset_AppPassword to update the password in App Controller. This allows users to continue using SSO for HTTP Federated Formfill SSO apps.

When users click the application in Worx Home, a web page starts and a list of apps that have saved passwords appears. Users can then change the password for the apps in the list.

If you do not configure Reset_AppPassword, users cannot update the password in App Controller. As a result, If users change the password in the app, when they start the app in Worx Home, they will need to log on.

You can also allow users to recover their passwords. To do so, you configure the recover application password (Recover_AppPassword) connecter.

To configure the reset application password connector

  1. In the App Controller management console, click Apps & Docs at the top of the page.
  2. Under APPS, click Web & SaaS.
  3. In the details pane, click the plus (+) sign, and then click Reset_AppPassword in the category list.
  4. In the Configure App dialog box, in App Name, leave the default name or type one of your own.
  5. In Description, leave the default description or type one of your own.
  6. In URL, type the web address to the password reset web page.
  7. Optionally, select the Category and Role.
  8. Click Next to configure settings on subsequent pages and then click Save.

To configure the recover application password connector

  1. In the App Controller management console, click Apps & Docs at the top of the page.
  2. Under APPS, click Web & SaaS.
  3. In the details pane, click the plus (+) sign, and then click Recover_AppPassword in the category list.
  4. In the Configure App dialog box, in App Name, leave the default name or type one of your own.
  5. In Description, leave the default description or type one of your own.
  6. In URL, type the web address to the password recovery web page.
  7. Optionally, select the Category and Role.
  8. Click Next to configure settings on subsequent pages and then click Save.

Configuring Categories to Manage Applications, Stores, and Web Links

App Controller enables users to access different types of applications, web links, and stores. When users connect with Worx Home, they can view all of their applications, web links, and stores and then select what they want to open.

When users log on by using Worx Home, they receive a list of applications, web links, or stores. By using categories, you can sort items that allow users to access only the applications, stores, or web links that you want. For example, you can have a Finance category and add applications that only pertain to finance. Or, you can configure a Sales category to which you assign sales applications. You can also configure an Apple category for the App Store.

You configure categories on the Apps & Docs page in App Controller. When you configure or edit a store, web link, or application connector, such as Box, during the configuration steps, you can select the category. For more information about adding categories to an application, see Web & SaaS Apps.

To add a category

  1. In the management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In All categories drop-down box, click the plus sign (+).
  3. In the Add Category dialog box, in Name, type a name for the category.
  4. In Description, add a description for the category and then click Save. The new category appears in the drop-down list.

To delete a category

  1. In the management console, click the Apps & Docs tab.
  2. In the All categories drop-down box, hover over the category and then click the X next to the category.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the category deletion.