Distributing Okta Android Apps in China


Okta provides an alternative way to access Okta Mobile and Okta Mobile/Verify Android installation software (APK files) to help support our customers where the Google Play Store and Google Services are not available (for example, in China). You can download Okta Mobile/Verify Android installation software from the Downloads page (Settings > Downloads) and distribute it to your end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using chiclets to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control.. You can deliver APKs to your end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "users" as the people who serve as Okta administrators. When we refer to "end users" we are generally referring to the people who the administrators serve. That is, those who use Okta chiclets to access their apps, but have no administrative control. in a number of ways; however, users must configure their devices to allow applications to be installed from sources other than the device's AppAn abbreviation of application. Essentially, it is a web-based site used to perform any number of specific tasks, and requires authentication from end users by signing in. store.

Additionally, when Google services are not available (for example, in China), several features of Okta Mobile/Verify are not functional, including, but not limited to, the ability to enroll users in Okta Mobility Management (OMMAn acronym for Okta Mobility Management. OMM enables you to manage your users' mobile devices, applications, and data. Your users enroll in the service and can then download and use managed apps from the Apps Store. Managed apps are typically work-related, such as Box or Expensify. As an administrator, you can remove managed apps and associated data from users' devices at any time. You can configure policies, such as data sharing controls, on any of your managed apps. See Configuring Okta Mobility Management for more information.) from Okta Mobile, as well as the ability for your users to authenticate into your orgThe Okta container that represents a real-world organization. using Push Notifications from Okta Verify.

Okta strongly discourages off-market distribution of the Okta Mobile/Verify applications. We recommend that you install Okta Mobile/Verify applications from the Google Play store whenever possible, and use the alternative method detailed here only when the Google Play Store is unavailable.

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