App configuration device policy

You can remotely configure apps that support managed configuration by deploying:

  • An XML configuration file (called a property list, or plist) to iOS devices
  • Key/value pairs for Windows 10 Phone, Desktop, or Tablet devices

The configuration specifies various settings and behaviors in the app. Endpoint Management pushes the configuration to devices when the user installs the app. The actual settings and behaviors that you can configure depend on the app and are beyond the scope of this article.

To add or configure this policy, go to Configure > Device Policies. For more information, see Device policies.

iOS settings

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  • Identifier: In the list, click the app you want to configure or click Add new to add a new app to the list.
    • If you click Add new, type the app identifier in the field that appears.
  • Dictionary content: Type, or copy and paste, the XML property list (plist) configuration information.
  • Click Check Dictionary. Endpoint Management verifies the XML. If there are no errors, you see Valid XML below the content box. If any syntax errors appear below the content box, you must correct them before you can continue.

Windows Phone settings

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  • In the Make a selection list, click the app you want to configure or click Add new to add a new app to the list.
    • If you click Add new, type the package family name in the field that appears.
  • For each configuration parameter you want to add, click Add and then do the following:
    • Parameter name: Enter the key name of an application setting for the Windows device. For information about Windows app settings, refer to the Microsoft documentation.
    • Value: Enter the value for the specified parameter.
    • Click Add to add the parameter or click Cancel to cancel adding the parameter.

Windows Desktop/Tablet settings

You can configure either Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps or Win32 apps. To import Microsoft Administrative Template (ADMX) policy settings, configure Win32 apps.

Note: The App Configuration device policy supports third-party ADMX files for third-party applications such as Office. Not supported are Microsoft ADMX templates for Windows that are provided as operating system Group Policies available under %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions.

  • If you choose UWP App: In the Make a selection list, click the app you want to configure or click Add new to add a new app to the list.

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    • If you click Add new, type the package family name in the field that appears.
    • For each configuration parameter you want to add, click Add and then do the following:
      • Parameter name: Enter the key name of an application setting for the Windows device. For information about Windows app settings, refer to the Microsoft documentation.
      • Value: Enter the value for the specified parameter.
      • Click Add to add the parameter or click Cancel to cancel adding the parameter.
  • If you choose Win32 App: Click Browse and navigate to the ADMX file you want to use to configure the policy.

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    • Click Add. Configuration options from the ADMX file appear on the right side of the page.

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    • Choose a policy path. If you choose the same path more than once, the configuration associated with the most recently version is enforced.
    • Set Enable to On.
    • Input any required list element values as key-value pairs. Use the text string &#xF000 to separate each key-value pair and the value and key within the pair.
    • Element values that include a decimal might require values within a specific range.

App configuration device policy