When managing core application there are two methods: simple and advanced, This article describes the advanced method.

  • Provides ability to “turn off” core apps when viewing user’s applications or AAP and Readiness reports so that “individual user apps” can be view independently of core apps
  • Provides ability to have different sets of core apps for different users
  • Complex to setup
  • Less intuitive to use and maintain



1. To map the core applications to the ‘All Users’ Blueprint, click the ‘Admin Settings’ icon in the top right of the window and select ‘Blueprints’ from the left menu bar.


2. Click the edit (pencil) icon to the right of ‘Project Blueprints’ and click New Folder from the menu.  Name the folder App Stacks.

3. Set the folder as the primary App Stack folder:
  • Click the edit icon next to ‘App Stacks’
  • Select App Stacks -> Set App Stack Folder from the menu.

4. Next, create a Blueprint for all users:
  • Click the edit icon next to ‘Project Blueprints’
  • Select New Blueprint from the menu
  • Call the new Blueprint All Users.

5. To flag the Blueprint as the primary Blueprint for all users:
  • Click the edit icon next to ‘All Users’
  • Select All Users Blueprint -> Set All Users Blueprint from the menu.

6. The ‘All Users’ Blueprint should also be mapped to all applications:
  • Click the edit icon next to the ‘All Users’ Blueprint
  • Select App Stacks -> Add to App Stack from the menu.

7. Refresh the browser before progressing to the next step.

8. For the changes to take effect, initiate a manual sync:
  • Click the Migration Studio Portal icon in the top left
  • Click Admin -> Product Updates from the main menu.


9. In the ‘Troubleshooting’ panel at the bottom, click the Run Housekeeping Task button.


10. Once finished, close the Portal window.

11. In MigrationStudio, click User Migration from the main menu.  Verify that the ‘All Users’ Blueprint is visible and that this Blueprint contains all the users in the system:
  • Click the User Segments secondary menu
  • Select Blueprints -> All Users
  • All the users should be displayed.

12. Create a Core Application “container” entry:
  • Click AppTracker from the main menu
  • Click the New Application button
  • Enter the following details:
    1. Vendor: Company Name
    2. Name: Core Applications
    3. Version: 1.0
  • Accept all other defaults and click Add
  • Right-click Core Applications
  • Select Add to Blueprint -> App Stacks -> All Users.
  • Note: Do not mark this container application as a “Core Application”
13. Manually synchronise the App Stacks:
  • Click Grid Extensions -> Sync App Stacks Manually



14. Define the default application strategy:
  • Click the admin icon in the top right of the screen and select Initial Setup from the menu bar on the right
  • Select the Housekeeping Tasks tab
  • Click the Core Apps Strategy drop down and select Reject from all Users
  • Click the Save Changes button.




1. Change to the AppTracker screen by clicking the AppTracker tab.


2. Click the Grid Extensions button and choose App Submissions -> Switch to Pending View from the menu.

3. Rationalise or accept the core applications as covered in the Application Rationalisation Mini-Guide (link)


4. Once the core applications have been processed in the Submissions View, click the Grid Extensions button and choose App Submissions -> Switch to Applications View from the menu


5. Double-click the application to be marked as core


6. Tick the Is Core App checkbox* from the ‘Misc. Info’ panel. 

Important: Do not mark the “Core Applications Container” application as core; only the individual core applications

7. Click the Save button to commit the changes


* If this option is not visible, click the ‘Admin Settings’ icon in the top right and select ‘Applications’ from the right menu bar.  Scroll down to the ‘Misc Info’ panel at the bottom and enable the ‘Show in AppDetails’ checkbox for ‘IsCoreApp’.

8. Now the individual core applications need to be added to the Core Applications Container. Locate and select the Core Applications container in AppTracker


9. Change to the Dependencies sub-tab

10. Search for the core application

11. Select the application from the list, ensure that ‘Pre-Rec’ is selected from the drop-down menu and click the Add Dependency button.

12. Note that each individual core application will not be directly linked to the users. Instead they will be linked as dependencies via the “Core Applications Container”: