GOOG-12-006600 - Google Android 12 must be configured to enforce an application installation policy by specifying an application allowlist that restricts applications by the following characteristics: [selection: list of digital signatures, cryptographic hash values, names, application version].
The application allowlist, in addition to controlling the installation of applications on the MD, must control user access/execution of all core and preinstalled applications, or the MD must provide an alternate method of restricting user access/execution to core and preinstalled applications. Core application: Any application integrated into the OS by the OS or MD vendors. Preinstalled application: Additional noncore applications included in the OS build by the OS vendor, MD vendor, or wireless carrier. Requiring all authorized applications to be in an application allowlist prevents the execution of any applications (e.g., unauthorized, malicious) that are not part of the allowlist. Failure to configure an application allowlist properly could allow unauthorized and malicious applications to be downloaded, installed, and executed on the mobile device, causing a compromise of DoD data accessible by these applications. The application allowlist, in addition to controlling the installation of applications on the MD, must control user access/execution of all core applications (included in the OS by the OS vendor) and preinstalled applications (provided by the MD vendor and wireless carrier), or the MD must provide an alternate method of restricting user access/execution to core and preinstalled applications. SFR ID: FMT_SMF_EXT.1.1 #8b
Configure the Google Android 12 device to use an application allowlist. On the EMM Console: COBO and COPE: 1. Go to the Android app catalog for managed Google Play. 2. Select apps to be available (only approved apps). 3. Push updated policy to the device. Note: Managed Google Play is an allowed App Store.