Enrolling Android devices using QR Code

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 Scalefusion app has been downloaded via afw#mobilock or where Scalefusion app has been downloaded from Google PlayStore.
Enrolling through a QR Code DOES NOT skip the permissions page. These device level permissions need to be given manually like earlier.

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

Before You Begin

  1. You have created at least one Android Profile on Scalefusion Dashboard.
  2. Scalefusion app with Android v4.1.0 or above has been installed on device.
  3. Please create a QR Code configuration as described here.

How It Works

In brief,

  1. Administrators of Scalefusion Dashboard can create QR codes and distribute it to their employees or IT team.
  2. Employees or IT team can download the Scalefusion app 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 Scalefusion Dashboard

  1. Once you are logged into Dashboard, navigate to Enrollment Configurations > QR Code Configurations.
  2. Click on Create Config.
  3. This will open a Dialog where you need to do the following,
    1. Enter a Configuration Name.
    2. Choose either a Device Group OR an Android Profile OR an Apple Profile.
    3. Specify a Device Naming Convention that will be used to auto-generate device names.
  4. For this demo, Enter a Configuration Name, choose the Android Device Profile that you have created earlier an a naming convention. Once you have entered the details, click SAVE.
  5. Once the configuration is saved, it will appear in the list.
    For Android devices, click on Andoid. This will show the QR code which can be used to scan using Scalefusion app on your device and enroll it.
  6. Following additional actions can be performed on a configuration:
    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.

Steps on Scalefusion App

If you are setting up the device using afw#mobilock, please refer to the guide here. If you have downloaded the app from Google Play Store or installing directly via Scalefusion apk, then follow the below steps.
  1. Install the latest Scalefusion app
  2. Open the QR Code image or view it on Dashboard, clearly.
  3. Launch Scalefusion app.
  4. Click on Enroll button and select Scan QR Code
  5. You would be shown a Camera View. Point this Camera to the QR Code on your screen so that entire QR Code fits in the frame and can be scanned.
  6. You may see this screen. Click Agree
  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. User Authenticated Enrollment: If you have selected User Authenticated Enrollment in QR code configuration, you will get the user authentication screen after permissions.
    1. Enter the user's email id (id added at the time of adding user) and tap Continue.
    2. You will receive OTP on the registered email id. Enter the OTP on the device and Submit.
    Sign in as Admin: Tapping on Sign in As admin will ask for exit password. Once you enter the password, it will lock you into Scalefusion.
    This option can be used by admins if they are setting up the devices for end users. With this, admins will be directly led to Scalefusion home screen without authentication and check if policies, published apps are present and working fine or not and then hand over the devices to end users.
If you have a GSuite id, on permissions page there would a toggle button to Sign In Into GSuite with your GSuite account id. You need to enable this and follow further steps. Once completed, click the Complete Setup button. Please see details in the below section Enrollment with GSuite
For devices that are enrolled using afw#mobilock, after the Scalefusion app is launched, a Camera view will be shown directly so that the QR Code can be scanned.
Once on the QR Code scanning screen on device, the options to on-board the device using Sign-In credentials and/or License Key can be accessed by clicking on the 3 Dots Menu and switching to the landing page.

Enrollment with GSuite

After enabling Sign In Into GSuite, follow these steps to complete enrollment:

  1. Enter your GSuite account id and tap Next
  2. Enter password. Tap Next
  3. This will bring up Google Services page. Tap Accept
  4. Choose an account to continue to Scalefusion. Here, select your GSuite account id.
  5. Once verified, you will get a green check mark next to Sign In into GSuite.
  6. Hit Complete Setup
Enrollment with GSuite will work only if Android Enterprise Setup is done with GSuite

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