Acrobat Android Enterprise

Acrobat Enterprise (formerly Android for Work supports enterprise app management via separate end user work and non-work profiles. IT admins can then independently manage these profiles and secure work data without adversely impacting end user personal apps and data. Work profiles have no dependency or interaction with non-work profiles. Android Enterprise allows admins to restrict certain actions when the app is running in a managed profile, including:

  • Copying: Control printing from the managed app.

  • Printing: Control printing from the managed app.

  • Sign on workflow: Control first-time sign in workflows and social sign in support.

Tip

Android Enterprise support is built in. Acrobat Reader is Android Enterprise-compliant and should work with EMM vendors that support Android Enterprise deployments, including Workspace One, MobileIron, AirWatch, and so on. You should follow the configuration steps provided by your product.

System requirements

Devices must meet the following requirements:

  • Android 5.0 or later.

  • The hardware manufacturer has enabled native support of Android Enterprise.

  • The device supports multi-user.

Pre deployment configuration

Once you’ve deployed the Android Enterprise app, end users will see two Acrobat Reader versions on their device. The default version provides access to personal files, while the Android Enterprise version managed by IT appears with an Android Enterprise icon.

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Sign in configuration

EMM vendor console

key

default

description

enable_optional_sign_in

true

Controls whether or not to show the app sign in screen on first launch. You can disable this screen if users don’t need to access any services which require a sign in to Document Cloud.

allow_apple_sign_in

true

Enable log ins with an Apple ID

allow_google_sign_in

true

Enable log ins with an Google ID

allow_facebook_sign_in

true

Enable log ins with an Facebook ID

Feature configuration

After importing the installer, Acrobat’s configuration options should appear in your vendor console. Configuration options include the following:

EMM vendor console

key

default

description

enable_copying

true

Controls the availability of copy option while selecting text. If enabled, PDF content can be copied to destinations out of the application.

enable_printing

true

Controls the availability of Print option for an open PDF file. If enabled, PDFs can be printed by tapping on the overflow menu and then the Print option.

Cloud storage configuration

Acrobat Reader supports configuring access to Adobe Document Cloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox.

Note

The Adobe Document Cloud setting controls access to features that use DC services. allow_document_cloud = false (DC storage is disabled) disables features that rely on DC Services (e.g. Create PDF, Export PDF, etc.), including files stored in 3rd party clouds.

EMM vendor console

key

default

description

allow_document_cloud

true

Enable storing and sharing documents on Document Cloud. When disabled, it is still possible to sign in and use DC services.

allow_dropbox

true

Enable storing and sharing documents on Dropbox

allow_google_drive

true

Enable storing and sharing documents on Google Drive

MobileIron console example

After importing the installer, Acrobat’s configuration options should appear in your vendor console. For details, refer to the MobileIron documentation.

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AirWatch console example

After importing the installer, Acrobat’s configuration options should appear in your vendor console. For details, refer to the AirWatch documentation.

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What to tell end users

Let end users know that:

  • Their organization controls the ability to copy and print from the Android Enterprise app as well as the sign in workflow.

  • Personal data and work data are kept separate. Work data is encrypted and secure. Work data is part of a managed profile. The storage area for this profile is kept separate from the primary profile (a personal profile) to ensure data separation. The data from one profile cannot pass over to another profile unless allowed by the IT administrator, and it is encrypted.

  • The icon for the Android Enterprise version of Acrobat Reader is marked with a briefcase badge:

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Help for end users

Google provides Android Enterprise documentation for end users with an Android Enterprise work profile on their device here: https://support.google.com/work/android/answer/6191949?hl=en