QR Code Configuration for Android Corporate Devices

QR Code or Device Enrollment Configurations are a quick and easy way to enroll your Android devices. By creating a QR Code configuration, you can choose the default Group or Profile and a naming convention for the devices that are enrolled using this QR Code.

QR Code enrollment allows you to skip the entire process of entering/sharing credentials or license keys and cuts down the time of enrollment. 

The feature works for both EMM & Non-EMM devices, that is it can be used with devices where MobiLock Pro has been downloaded via afw#mobilock or where MobiLock Pro has been downloaded from Google PlayStore.
This document is to create a configuration for your Corporate or Kiosk devices. If you are looking to enroll employee owned (BYOD) devices please refer to our Managing Employee Owned devices guide.

This tutorial guides you through the process of creating a QR Code configuration & how to use MobiLock Pro client to enrol using QR Codes.

Before You Begin

✅ You have created at least one Android Profile on MobiLock Dashboard.

✅ MobiLock Pro Android client v3.6.0 or above has been installed on device.

How It Works

In brief,

  1. Administrators of MobiLock Dashboard can create QR codes and distribute it to their employees or IT team.
  2. Employees or IT team can download the MobiLock Pro client from Google Play Store and scan the QR Code. Once the QR code is scanned, permissions page is shown directly.

Create a QR Configuration on MobiLock Dashboard

  1. Once you are logged into Dashboard, navigate to Device & User Enrollment ➞ QR Code.
  2. Click on CREATE.
  3. This will open the configuration creator dialog, which is divided into 3 sections as explained below,
    1. Basic: Use this section to select the enrollment type. Choose Kiosk to create a configuration that will be used to enroll corporate devices. Additionally in this section you can specify a device naming convention that will be used to auto-generate the names of the devices that enroll using this configuration.

    2. Group/Profile: In this section select the Device Group or Profile, that will be applied to the devices that enroll using this configuration. For Kiosk type enrollment configurations only Android Kiosk Profiles can be selected.

    3. License: Optionally select a license that should be applied to the devices enrolling using this configuration.

Once you have filled in all the details in the 3 sections, click on SAVE to save the configuration.

  1. Once the configuration is saved, it will appear in the Device Enrollment Configuration list. A configuration has the following things,
    1. QR Code - This can be used to scan using the MobiLock Pro client v3.6.0 and above.
    2. Enrollment URL - This is not required for Android devices at present.
  2. The additional actions on a Configuration are,
    1. Download - This will download the configuration file that can be used to auto-enroll Android devices, by copying them to /sdcard/.
    2. Email - This will send an email to your account with QR Code and the details on how to set up.
    3. Edit - Helps you in editing the Configuration. Note that editing won’t impact the devices that are already enrolled.
    4. Deactivate - If you no longer wish to use this configuration or think it is compromised, then you can deactivate the config.
    5. Rotate - If you think that the configuration is compromised, you can use this option. This will generate a new QR Code and URL. Note that the previous QR Code and URL will no longer be valid.
Enrolling a device through a QR Code DOES NOT skip the permissions page. These device level permissions need to be given manually during the setup process on device.

Steps on MobiLock Pro Client

If you are setting up the device using afw#mobilock, please refer to the guide here. If you have downloaded the client from Google Play Store or installing directly via MobiLock apk, then follow the below steps.
  1. Install the latest MobiLock Pro Client.
  2. Open the QR Code image or view it on Dashboard, clearly.
  3. Launch MobiLock Pro client.
  4. Click on Enroll button.
  5. Click on Corporate tab and select QR Code.
  6. You would be shown a Camera View. Point this Camera to the QR Code on your screen so that en entire QR Code fits in the frame and can be scanned.
  7. If the QR Code is valid and your account has valid licenses, then the device will login and show you the permissions screen.
  8. Proceed to grant all the required permissions to MobiLock client and complete the setup.
For devices that are enrolled using afw#mobilock, after the MobiLock Pro app is launched, a Camera view will be shown directly so that the QR Code can be scanned. Click on the back arrow on the screen, If you want to use other enrollment options on these devices.

For a complete step by step guide on how to enroll your corporate owned Android devices, please refer to our guide on Enrolling Corporate-Owned devices.

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