Welcome to your Deployment Guide for AppsAnywhere.

The aim of this document is to gather the details that AppsAnywhere will need to configure a new AppsAnywhere instance.

This article only applies to AppsAnywhere Cloud deployments.

Contacting AppsAnywhere

If at any stage you cannot find the information you need or have any questions, please reach out via GuideCX or AppsAnywhere Support.

Our dedicated team are also available to help you throughout this process and we can arrange further support calls as needed.


To complete onboarding, the following information will be required. 

Network File Share

Please read the following articles to configure a precache location for How to Configure and Use Pre-caching on Managed Devices.

If the share is hosted in Azure, please ensure the share is created and access granted according to

See the following for more information:

  1. Network File Share

Network File Share Checklist

Please update the table with the file share path. 


Network Location


Precache files



Please confirm:





Granted for the required users and groups


100GB allocated

Identity Provider (IDP) Configuration

A SAML identity provider will be used to provide authenticated access and single sign on (SSO) to the AppsAnywhere instance. To configure authentication, read:

  1. Single Sign-On Settings

  2. SAML 2.0 Common

IDP Checklist

The following information is required to perform the initial first stage configuration:

SAML Attribute Provisioning information

SAML attributes retrieved when a user authenticates form the basis of the filtering process used to display which relevant applications that you have provisioned can be consumed by that user. To configure mapping, read:

  1. SAML Attribute Mapping

Attribute checklist

To create and configure mappings, the following information is required:

Attribute Name

Expected filter value



The filtering logic used by AppsAnywhere, each individual attribute defined uses OR logic (any matching value).  When multiple attributes are defined in the same filter, AND logic is used, so all the individual attribute definitions must return true for the filter rule to be positive.

AppsAnywhere Directory User

For the AppsAnywhere team to install, administer and access AppsAnywhere, a directory account is needed.




  • A directory account used by AppsAnywhere for installation and support.

  • Used to login to the AppsAnywhere Portal.

Password Policy

  • Reset as per your normal security protocols.

  • Account can later be disabled when not in use, if preferred.

Please confirm:





Provided securely

Administrative User accounts

To manage the applications and delivery methods within AppsAnywhere, privileged user accounts will be created for each person requiring access.

Details of the available roles are available on User Roles and Permissions.

Account checklist

Please provide the user account information and required role(s):


Email address

Role(s) required
















Create a CNAME (optional)

It is recommended to use the AppsAnywhere URL provided (e.g.

To use a custom domain name in the AppsAnywhere URL (e.g., prepare the relevant team within your organization to create an entry in your local DNS server.

A member of the AppsAnywhere team will provide the URL that needs to be redirected during the AppsAnywhere product handover.

SSL Certificate

This is only required when using a custom domain name for the URL.

If required, create and provide the SSL certificate to be applied to AppsAnywhere by following SSL Certificates.

This certificate should be used for the service provider sections of SAML SSO configuration.

SSL Certificate Checklist

Please update the table with the download location of the certificate .pfx file.

Please confirm:





Provided securely

Handover to AppsAnywhere

Please review the details to ensure all information has been provided to the AppsAnywhere team.

Next steps

  1. Provide the details securely and directly in GuideCX.

  2. Mark the GuideCX Task as Done

Once AppsAnywhere is ready for handover, a member of the AppsAnywhere team will be in touch.

Kind Regards

AppsAnywhere Implementations