Device Enrolment - NFC

The enrolments by NFC for fully managed devices works on any Android OS 6.0 or above.

You can use NFC provisioning method to set up a device in a device owner mode. In the NFC provisioning method, or NFC bump, you create an NFC programmer app that contains the initial policies, Wi-Fi configuration, settings, and provisioning details required to configure the device owner mode of operation. When you or your customer installs the NFC programmer app on an Android device, that device becomes the programmer device.

To provision a device, the IT admin takes a new device out of the box and bumps it against the programmer device. The bump transfers configurations to the device, so it connects to the Internet and downloads the appropriate policies and settings.

After a device is provisioned, for a short time Google Play displays unmanaged consumer content instead of the approved apps and collections that should display. This delay can last from a few minutes up to an hour.

Provision a Customer Device

  1. Download the CubiLock NFC app from PlayStore.

  2. Install the CubiLock NFC on the device that will be a programmer device.

  3. From your CubiLock console, scan the QR code of the profile you wish your devices to enrol with. This will fetch all the details of that profile including WiFi SSID, WiFi security, WiFi password and Enrolment token.

  4. Bump the programmer device with a new device or the one that has been factory reset.

  5. Verify that the device remains on the initial Welcome screen that’s displayed when it starts. The text is specified in Tap to beam:{...} in the programmer app.

  6. Wait while the Android Device Policy Controller:

    1. Encrypts the device.

    2. If it’s a Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) device: Activates the phone while a telephony user interface is shown (no interaction required).

    3. Sets up the Wi-Fi connection.

    4. Apply your specified policies.

    5. Installs required applications for setup to complete

  7. After the setup completes, you will be navigated to the CubiLock Kiosk app where you will be able to see all the apps whitelisted for the profile you enrolled with.

Additional Resources

Advanced NFC describes advanced NFC topics, such as working with various tag technologies, writing to NFC tags, and foreground dispatching.

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