Setting up device administration policies

First introduced in Android 2.2, the Device Admin policies grant abilities to apps to gain a greater level of device control. These features are primarily aimed at enterprise app developers given their controlling, restrictive, and potentially destructive nature, and offer an alternative to a third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution. In general, this is not aimed at consumer apps unless a trust relationship already exists, for example, a bank and a banking app.

This recipe will define two device policies designed to strengthen the device that could be part of an enterprise's mobile security policy:

  • Enforce device encryption (which also ensures that a device pin/password is set)
  • Enforce maximum ...

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