Set up Android Enterprise - Overview

To set up Android Enterprise for your organization, you can choose between two different scenarios:

Managed Google Play Account scenario

This is the easiest method to set up Android Enterprise for your organization.

  • Sophos Mobile guides you through the process of setting up an Android Enterprise account for your organization.
  • If required, you can create multiple Android Enterprise accounts for your organization.
  • Sophos Mobile manages the whole user account lifecycle.
  • Devices can be enrolled in the Self Service Portal or in Sophos Mobile Admin.

Managed Google Domain scenario

Use this method if you already have a Managed Google Domain or if you want to manage the accounts of your Android Enterprise users outside of Sophos Mobile.

  • You register a Managed Google Domain with Google and prove domain ownership.
  • You bind Sophos Mobile as third-party EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) software to your Managed Google Domain.
  • Sophos Mobile creates user accounts as needed. Other than that, Sophos Mobile does not manage the account lifecycle.
  • Devices can only be enrolled in the Self Service Portal, not in Sophos Mobile Admin.
Note You can’t change the user management mode after you’ve set up Android Enterprise. For example, you can’t switch from internal user management to an external LDAP directory.
Tip After you’ve set up Android Enterprise, you can check the active scenario under Setup > Android setup > Android Enterprise > Android Enterprise mode.