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Android Application Security Essentials by Pragati Ogal Rai

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Device Administration

With the increased proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace, Android 2.2 introduced the Device Administration API that lets users and IT professionals manage devices that access enterprise data. Using this API, IT professionals can impose system level security policies on devices such as remote wipe, password enablement, and password specifics. Android 3.0 and Android 4.0 further enhanced this API with polices for password expiration, password restrictions, device encryption requirement, and to disable the camera. If you have an email client and you use it to access company email on your Android phone, you are most probably using the Device Administration API.

The Device Administration API works by enforcing security ...

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