As mobile devices become more integral to everyday business processes, supplying your employees with devices that keep them productive on the job has become more important than ever. With shared devices on the frontline, repetitive, manual device and app sign-ins each time a user picks up a device can get in the way of efficiency. This is where an autofill app can help speed up workflows.
What is an autofill app?
An autofill app such as a password manager, uses the Android autofill framework to save and then autofill user information like usernames and passwords. But sign-in automation goes beyond this to automate entire sign-in flows, creating a single sign-on (SSO) like experience.
With sign-in automation, users don’t need to spend time typing out their username and password for apps that require manual sign-in. Additionally, users won’t have to remember multiple passwords, ensuring the sign-in process isn’t delayed if an incorrect password is entered.
These features mean users spend less time distracted with tedious sign in flows and more time focused on their jobs.
Though, with shared device fleets, you may be concerned with more than just user productivity. For instance, protecting user data should also be top of mind. And many password managers are not well suited for situations when multiple users share the same mobile devices.
This is where Samsung’s Knox Suite adds value to enterprises with shared device fleets. With Knox Authentication Manager, Knox Suite provides the benefits of a highly automated password manager while protecting user data and simplifying device use.
Save time with Samsung’s new autofill app: Knox Authentication Manager
Knox Authentication Manager is a new addition to Knox Suite. It’s an app that essentially functions as an automated password manager for fully managed, Samsung devices.
Knox Authentication Manager works with your UEM to speed up shared device sign-ins. New users first sign into a UEM shared device launcher or Azure AD on a mobile device and then register for Knox Authentication Manager. Currently, Knox Authentication Manager works with three UEMs — Samsung Knox Manage, SOTI MobiControl, and VMWare Workspace ONE. There are plans to enable Knox Authentication Manager to work with Microsoft Intune after the next release.
Once registered, Knox Authentication Manager can use facial authentication to automate shared device sign-ins. After this, Knox Authentication Manager saves and auto fills users’ credentials for work apps that require manual sign-in, providing an SSO like experience even for apps that don’t have SSO enabled.
3 ways Knox Authentication Manager saves you time
Like any password manager, Knox Authentication Manager cuts down on the time users spend entering sign-in information. But with facial biometrics and sign-in automation, Knox Authentication Manager goes a step further in helping users be more efficient.
- Improves efficiency with facial biometrics
Facial authentication allows users to register their face and create a PIN when they enroll for Knox Authentication Manager. Afterwards, to sign into a shared device, users enter their PIN and scan their face, and Knox Authentication Manager automates the sign-in.
- Removes authentication friction
By automating work app sign-ins, Knox Authentication Manager further eliminates authentication friction. After registration, users sign into any of their work apps that require manual sign-in and Knox Authentication Manager will ask them if they want to save their credentials for that app. Once a user has saved their credentials for an app, each time they launch that app in the future, Knox Authentication Manager will automate the sign-in.
- Increases productivity by over 70% (among beta users)
These streamlined sign-in flows produced an average of a 70-80% authentication time savings across beta customers. With sign-in automation, Knox Authentication Manager took the average sign-in time from 30-40 seconds down to 8 seconds. The amount of time saved may vary depending what app a user signs into, but ultimately, Knox Authentication Manager speeds up the process.
For frontline workers, automating sign-in flows not only increases productivity but also increases safety, particularly for users who work in dangerous conditions.
How Knox Authentication Manager simplifies shared, mobile device use
While the sign-in automation capabilities of Knox Authentication Manager increase productivity and safety by reducing sign-in distractions, it does more than that.
Knox Authentication Manager securely syncs user profiles across your shared devices. This means users can register on one device and then during their next shift, pick up a different device and scan their face after entering their PIN to instantly make it their own. This device to device syncing is coordinated through device groups that are defined by admins or auto-defined based on Wi-Fi subnets.
Knox Authentication Manager has multiple security features in place to help keep personal data secure. With profile syncing, no data is stored to the cloud or a server. This additionally minimizes the work of IT admins who won’t have to manage user profiles or a server where user data is stored.
Knox Suite supports shared device fleets
Ultimately, if your enterprise wants to supply your employees with mobile devices that increase productivity, a password manager solution can help. Yet with managed, shared device fleets, more features are needed.
Knox Suite, with the help of Knox Authentication Manager, has all the benefits of a password manager that automates user sign ins while simplifying device management for a faster, safer shared device experience. Get more hours back in your day with Knox Authentication Manager — find a Knox reseller near you.