After an app with policies is deployed, you may need to modify its applied policies to adapt to changing business needs or take advantage of new policies. Most policy changes take effect immediately, but some require you to reapply policies to the app and deploy an update to users. Either way, Apperian guides you through the process.
In some situations, you need to force Apperian to apply a new policy layer so that you can take advantage of features and enhancements that depend on the latest version of the policy layer. When this is necessary, Apperian lets you know in the description of the new feature or enhancement listed in the Release Notes and What's New.
Follow the procedure below to reapply policies to an app in a new policy layer.
To reapply policies to an app
(Optional) Mark the app update as mandatory to ensure that users install the new version of the app that is created with this procedure. You can mark the update as mandatory before you reapply the policies and re-sign the app. When you mark an update as mandatory, users are prompted to install it when they log in to the App Catalog, and they cannot continue using the App Catalog until all mandatory updates are installed.
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- On the Admin Portal navigation bar, click Applications.
- Click the Edit link next to the application.
- Expand the Application field.
- Under Application Update Settings, click Set to today to force users to update the application the next time they attempt to log in to the App Catalog.
If an app uses the Self-Updating App policy, Apperian makes it even easier for users to stay current with the latest version of an app. For more information on this policy, see Self Updating App.
For more information on application update settings, see Managing Application Updates.
In the Admin Portal, go to the Applications page and click the Policies link next to the app you want to modify.
Click the Remove Policies button to remove all policies.
Select the policies you want to reapply to the app. They may be the previously applied policies or a different selection.
Click Apply Policies.
Click the Signing tab to open the Signing page for the app.
On the Signing page, sign the app with the same credentials previously used to sign it. For instructions on signing through Apperian, see Sign an App (Admin Portal).
When you sign the app, you can choose options to enable the app and notify users about the update via a push notification in order to deploy the updated app to your users.
If you do not want to sign the apps through Apperian, you can download a signing package that includes the app's binary file and a signing script. For instructions on signing apps outside of Apperian, see Sign an App (Signing Package).