Enrolling corporate-owned shared devices (COSU) without forced user assignment

Enrolling corporate-owned shared devices (COSU) without forced user assignment

Hi, I'm currently testing ManageEngine MDM Plus and love what I see so far.

My environment consists of Corporate-Owned Single Use ("COSU") tablets, where users who interact with these devices do not require any accounts or logins to take place at the OS-level. The devices are locked down to a single application with kiosk-mode enabled.

When enrolling devices into MEMDM, I am forced to assign the tablets to a user (in this case, me). This process makes me feel a bit uneasy since I am not sure what the implications may be with this approach. I say this because I noticed that in the agent application, a list of ALL "my" other enrolled devices show up. Indeed, this area may be inaccessible while kiosk-mode is employed and possibly harmless as it is, yet I'm hoping an alternative exists since assigning users to COSU devices goes against its intended principle.

My questions are as follows:
  1. Is it possible to skip user assignments during enrollment, or is this absolutely required?
  2. If required, can I create a "dummy" user account and assign all my devices to this one user?
  3. Is there a limit to the number of devices I can assign to this dummy account?
  4. Is there a better way to manage a COSU environment?
Thank you!
- Saro