Applivery MDM relies in Google’s Managed Google Play for Apps Management and distribution. If you just want to use public Google Apps already generally available in Google Play, the standard Managed Google Play will be sufficient for your use case. It will also enable you with the possibility to deploy and manage Private Apps in very straightforward –but limited– way.
However, if you need to manage Private Apps in a very advanced way, sometimes you would prefer to use your own Google Play Console account to manage your Apps. That could be the case if you want to:
- Have full control over the Google Play Console Account
- Connect your own CI & CD pipelines to automate Private Apps Deployment
- Share your Private Apps with other organizations
In this article we will see how easy it is to connect your existing Google Play Console account with your Applivery MDM Managed Google Play so that you can squeeze the best out of both.
Login in the Google Play Console with your own account
Go to the Google Play Console and login using your credentials. Once logged in, select one of your Developer Accounts.
Configure your App
Once inside the Google Play Console, select one of your Apps and go to “Setup > Advanced settings > Managed Google Play“. Under the Organizations section, you will see the list of Organizations that have access to that App.
Click “Add organization” button to add your Applivery MDM organization. The form will request you a name and the Applivery Organization ID. You can find your Applivery Organization ID at the very bottom of the “MDM > Settings > Android” menu of the Applivery Dashboard.
Click “Add” and then “Save changes“.
Now your Private App will be visible in the Applivery MDM Managed Google Play and you will be able to select it as any other App from the Applications section of your policies. Just click “+ Add Application > From Google Play” and search for the name of the App or the Package name.
Google could take up to 72h to make your Private Apps visible across the new organizations. We recommend to plan this configuration in advance to any critical deployment.