Deploying many 100's or even 1000's of devices to employees is by no means an easy feat. From the moment the device has been unboxed to when the end user is operational can take a significant effort, even with the latest EMM tools such as MobileIron driving the deployment.
One of the challenges facing enterprises is how to optimize and standardize the deployment process reducing the amount of human intervention to a minimum. We have engineered a process which resolves the following problems:
- how to install EMM agent, enroll device with EMM and preload applications on a device before shipping to end user
- how to complete the previous step without having prior knowledge as to which user will receive the device when shipped.
The automation process is illustrated in the below video where we take a Samsung Galaxy Note, place it in developer mode and then automatically complete all steps via our automation framework eliminating human intervention. We can execute this process on many devices concurrently.
To resolve the challenge of not knowing which end user will receive the device we have pre-loaded on the device a custom application which is running in kiosk mode. This application will prompt the user for their LDAP credentials and once they are authenticated we can map all further EMM configuration through a custom LDAP proxy server we have developed. This allows for further configuration of the device via LDAP group membership and the assignment of configurations using the LDAP user attributes specific for the end user.
If you are interested in further details on this project, please do not hesitate to contact us.