15.2 Enrolling the Organization to Android Enterprise

To get started with Android enterprise, you need to first create an Android Enterprise Subscription in ZCC to enroll your organization to the program.


Before creating the subscription, ensure that following prerequisites are met:

  • You should have a Google ID, preferably a corporate ID, for example: yourid@gmail.com or yourid@companyname.com)

  • At least one MDM server should be configured

  • User source should be configured

  • Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) should be configured

  • You should have Novell Customer Center credentials (you need to have an active ZENworks maintenance entitlement)


To create the Android Enterprise Subscription:

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click Subscribe and Share.

  2. In the Subscriptions panel, click New and select Subscription.

  3. Select Android Enterprise Subscription, and click Next.

  4. In the Define Details page, perform the following:

    1. Subscription Name: Specify a name for the subscription.

    2. Folder: Type the name or browse and select the ZENworks Control Center folder where you want the subscription to reside.

    3. Description: Provide a short description for the subscription.

  5. In the Configure Android Enterprise page, specify the Novell Customer Center (NCC) credentials, and click Enroll.

    NOTE:Ensure that you have disabled the pop-up blocker for the ZCC page.

    You will be re-directed to a sign-up UI page hosted by Google Play.

    1. In the Google sign-up page, click SIGN IN.

    2. Specify the corporate email ID or Google ID and password. Click Next.

    3. Click GET STARTED.

    4. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

    5. Click COMPLETE REGISTRATION after which you will be redirected back to ZCC.

  6. In ZCC, click Next.

  7. In the Select User Context page, select user contexts that you want to associate with the Android enterprise management, and then click Next. Users that are part of the selected user context will be allowed to enroll their devices in the work profile or work-managed device modes, using this subscription. However, you also need to ensure that an Android Enterprise Enrollment Policy is assigned to these users. For more information, see Enrolling Mobile Devices.

  8. In the Select Languages page, select the languages in which the app details should be fetched from Google. The retrieved details will be used to display app details in the Apps Catalog page and information within a bundle such as permissions and managed configurations.

    NOTE:Selecting multiple languages might result in delays while retrieving app details.

  9. In the Select Bundles Folder page, select a folder where the Android app associated with this subscription should be saved, and then click Finish.

    Select the Create bundle as Sandbox check box if you want to create this bundle as the sandbox version.

    Select the Open the Apps Catalog page after creating the subscription check box if you like to open the Apps Catalog page after clicking the Finish button.

  10. Specify the frequency to run Android Enterprise Subscription, based on which the ZENworks server initiates a connection with the Google server to retrieve the latest information about the associated apps, their permissions, manage configuration, and update the information in the Android App bundle created.

    You can choose to run the schedule at a daily or hourly interval. By default, the frequency is configured as Daily, 23:00 hours (11:00 PM).

    Click Finish to complete creating the Android enterprise subscription.

    NOTE:This step is applicable only if you are using ZENworks 2020 Update 2 - FTF 1008 and above.