Device Owner App with Android Enterprise and Work Profile

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With Android Enterprise, is it possible to have a single device owner app on the device side that can mange both the device and work profile or do I need a copy of the device owner app to live in the work profile as well as on the device side?




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Hello Jason,

From my understanding, I do not believe there is a way to have a single MDM application on the device side that continuously manages both device and work profile policies. When you provision an Android Work Profile, you are required to specify a ‘Profile Owner (PO)’ application that will gain administrator rights, and I believe only the PO can apply policies to its work profile. Although I think there are some cases where if you apply a policy on the device side first, and then create a work profile, those policies propagate to the work profile side, but I cannot say for sure.

This is only my understanding however, so I could be misinformed. I only specialize in Knox SDK API usage, so I apologize for not being able to give a concrete answer. It would be best to reach out to the Android Enterprise team regarding this matter.

Best Regards,