Distributing Okta Android Apps in China

Okta provides an alternative way to access Okta Mobile and Okta 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 and Okta Verify Android installation software from the Downloads page (Settings > Downloads) and distribute it to your end usersEnd users are people in your org without administrative control. They can authenticate into apps from the icons on their My Applications home page, but they are provisioned, deprovisioned, assigned, and managed by admins.. You can deliver APKs to your end users 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 and Okta 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 and Okta Verify applications. We recommend that you install Okta Mobile and Okta Verify applications from the Google Play store whenever possible, and use the alternative method detailed here only when the Google Play Store is unavailable.