Apple's Business Manager program provides the same methods of purchasing and assigning apps from the App Store using Apps & Books (formerly VPP). Addigy integrates seamlessly with Business Manager Apps & Books to create an environment where you can easily manage your devices and the apps associated with them.
The following requirements are needed to proceed with the Apps & Books Integration within Addigy using Apple Business Manager:
- Apple Business Manager account (business.apple.com)
- Apps and Books tried to your Apple Business Manager account
- Administrator access in Apple Business Manager
- Owner access in Addigy (or similar privileges to Integrations)
- An MDM Profile is created and defined in Policies -> Integrations (under the desired policy) -> Mobile Device Management (MDM) Integration
Enabling the Addigy Apps & Books Integration
To enable the Addigy Apps & Books integration, an account with Create Integrations privileges for your organization must enable the integration in Support -> Integrations. This will enable the Apps & Books capabilities in the Policies page.
Now you head over to the Policies page to start the configuration.
Configuring of Addigy Apps & Books Integration
Once enabled, you will be able to associate your Addigy Policies with different Apps & Books accounts.
Navigate to the desired policy in the Policies page. In the Integrations portion of the policy, follow the instructions to enable your Apps & Books assets for that policy.
To obtain your Apps & Books Token, navigate to Settings -> Apps and Books -> My Server Tokens inside Apple Business Manager.
Copy the text from the downloaded token file into the Apps & Books integration section of Addigy. Once your token is applied, you will see your company name and the expiration date within Addigy to validate the correct account is connected.
Apps & Books Assets will now show in the assets section underneath the Apps & Books Integration configuration.