George Mabley
Jan 25, 2019
3:01 am

SystemManager.addShortcut() in container?

Is there any way to use this API inside the container?  I tried calling it while inside the container, yet it places the shortcuts on the personal side.  

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Mikayla N.Samsung SEAP Moderator
Jan 25, 2019
7:22 pm

Hi George,

To add a shortcut within the container, try running addHomeShortcut from the ApplicationPolicy class of the Knox SDK, found here.

The code should look something like this: 

// administrator wants to add a browser shortcut on the home screen
 String packageName = "";
 String homePkgName = null;
 // When you create container successfully, containerID will be returned via intent.
 // Use this containerID in below API.
 EnterpriseKnoxManager ekm = EnterpriseKnoxManager.getInstance(context);
 KnoxContainerManager kcm = ekm.getKnoxContainerManager(containerID);
 ApplicationPolicy appPolicy = kcm.getApplicationPolicy();

 try {
     boolean result = appPolicy.addHomeShortcut(packageName, homePkgName);

     if (result == true) {
         Log.d(TAG, "addHomeShortcut has succeeded!");
     } else {
         Log.d(TAG, "addHomeShortcut has failed.");
 } catch (SecurityException e) {
     Log.w(TAG, "SecurityException: " + e);

Please let me know if you need anymore help with this.



George Mabley
Jan 25, 2019
7:44 pm

This is what we are currently using. However, I wanted to use SystemManager.addShortcut(). The parameters of this method allow us to specify an X and Y grid location to place the shortcut.   From your response, it leads me to believe SystemManager.addShortcut() is not available in the container.

Thank you for help!


Hi George,

Yes, to confirm, it is not possible to use SystemManager.addShortcut() within the container. addShortcut is a global scope method, which does not work within the container. 



Mikayla N.Jan 25, 2019 at 9:16 pm