Enforce a password policy on Android work profiles with Google Mobile Management

G Suite admins can use Google Mobile Management to give their users secure access to work apps and data on their mobile devices. One way admins guarantee this security is by mandating that managed devices are protected with a password, and that that password meets certain requirements (e.g. number of characters, password strength, etc.).

Many employees use their phones for both work and personal purposes, so we make it possible to separate the two on most Android devices by setting up work profiles. With this launch, admins will be able to mandate a password policy on just the apps within these work profiles, protecting corporate data while leaving users free to safeguard their personal apps however they see fit.

How it works
In the Admin console (under Device management > Password Settings), an admin can require their users to set a password on any managed device and specify certain requirements for that password. This password policy will apply to all managed devices in that admin’s domain.

If an admin wants to apply that password policy to work profiles only, they can navigate to Device management > Android Settings > Work Profile in the Admin console and check the box next to “Apply password settings only for the Work Profile.” This will apply the password policy to work profiles only on devices running Android 7.0 or higher. On all other managed devices in the domain, the password policy will be applied to the entire device.

For more information, visit the Help Center.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

Admins and end users

Admin action suggested/FYI

More Information
Help Center: Apply settings for Android mobile devices

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