How to configure application settings


This article shows how to configure managed Google Play application settings and how to push configurations to user's devices.


Some managed Google Play applications support the configuration of settings. Some of these may be required in order for the app to function, such as server addresses, port numbers and license keys. Others can be optional. The functionality is up to the developer of the app.

Administrators can configure these settings from the application page.

1. Navigate to Management > Applications to see available applications.

2. Click the arrow icon at the end of the application row, in order to open the target application page and from there, select the Configuration tab.


The Managed configuration table shows the currently configured settings for the application.

Available configurations shows the application setting schema, i.e. configurations supported by the application and defined by the application developer. You can get more information from each setting by hovering over the information icon. 


The information is put in by the app developer, and contains the following information:


Shows the name of the setting item.


Shows the unique setting key

Data type

Shows the data type of the setting. Possible values are:

  • string
  • bool
  • integer
  • choice
  • multichoice


Shows the textual description of the setting.

If you're unsure about the settings needed by the application, contact application developer for more details. For example, in order to find out what are the mandatory settings in your deployment scenario.

To add a setting to the application configuration, click Add from the available setting. This opens a configuration wizard. When you're ready click Add on the wizard to confirm the value. The setting will then show up in the Managed configuration table.



Some of the settings can be user specific, such as email addresses, passwords and user names. Click Select user variable in the Add wizard to search and pick a user variable to the setting configuration. When settings are pushed to the devices the actual value of the variable setting is replaced with the current value from the user profile.



When you're ready with the configuration, you can apply the configurations by selecting the Apply application configuration and policies under the Actions dropdown button. This pushes managed configurations to the managed Google Play user accounts. Configuration is also automatically pushed to a user whenever the application is installed in one of user's devices. The settings can also be applied to the already installed applications, i.e. the applications can be deployed silently and configured afterwards. Just remember to run Apply application configuration and policies action to apply the configured settings.


More information

About Android device management

How to configure application runtime permissions

How to add managed Google Play applications

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