This document explains the process of integrating ZENworks with the Apple Volume Purchase Program and the license distribution options with emphasis on reserving licenses for specific devices or users.
The Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP) allows businesses and schools to purchase apps and books in volume. By integrating with ZENworks Configuration Management, you can easily distribute and manage these app licenses.
The article covers the following topics:
To view VPP bundles, navigate to Bundles in ZCC. Click an Apple VPP Subscription folder. The bundles will be listed within this folder. Bundles can be assigned to users or devices:
During bundle installation, ZENworks sends the iTunes store ID of the app to the device. Using this ID, the device downloads the app from the iTunes store.
ZENworks by default distributes licenses on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, ZENworks also lets you distribute licenses reserved for a specific set of users and their associated devices.
As soon as VPP bundles are assigned, those iOS devices that sync with the ZENworks Server first, will receive the assigned licenses. Devices can sync based on a scheduled refresh or a manual refresh.
If a VPP bundle is assigned to a user, then two refresh actions are required to be performed. On the first refresh, the user gets associated with the VPP program and on the second refresh the user will receive the app. When the user is associated with the VPP program, then any new assignments will require only one refresh.
The user must be logged in with the same iTunes id that was used to register to Apple VPP to receive user-assigned apps on all the devices. If the user wants to change the iTunes id, then all the devices of the user must be unenrolled from the management zone and re-enrolled.
To distribute licenses to specific devices or users, you need to manually initiate a sync in ZCC to sync the device with the ZENworks Server first. Therefore, after bundle assignment, instead of waiting for the scheduled refresh, you can perform one of the following actions: