Upload Private apps to an app store

A private 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. is a native app (an internally developed enterprise app) that you create and distribute to your 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.-enrolled 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.. 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. obtain private apps from an app store accessible from their mobile device. (Mobile App store for iOS device end users; Play for Work for Android device end users.) If your app supports managed app configuration, see Managed Application Configurations to set up pre-configured key-value pairs that you can send to all managed apps installed by Okta Mobility Management (OMM).


  • Private apps do not appear on end users' desktop Okta Home page.
  • Be aware of these differences between the distribution of Android and iOS apps:
    • Android apps – You can upload public and private apps to the Google Play Store and then link to them from within Okta for distribution to your end users.
    • iOS apps – You can upload only private, enterprise-signed apps to Okta for distribution to your end users.