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Controling Apps/Updates for an itunes account

I have 10 users that we've givin IPADS to. They use goodreader and sugarsync to sync various .pdf files that we upload for them. The problem I'm having is that  there are about 5 apps that we've purchased and installed on their ipads using one apple ID, once the ipads are configured I "Forget" the apple ID on the device and they can then use their own apple ID to purchase other items they may want personally with out the company being charged. When ever there is an update to an app we require them to have, I have to give them the Password to the apple ID so they can update. Is there a way to limit or prevent purchases, other than authorized purchases on a particular account. This way I wouldn't mind giving out the password to them, and having to fear they would forget to use their own id to purchase personal apps, or songs or whatever they do? I hope I explained that correctly, please ask for clarification if need be.
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8/22/2022 - Mon

This boils down to the version of the software.  What i do for the small office for iPhone apps is remotely update their iPhone apps on each of their windows PC. The next time they sync in iTunes it takes the latest version that I uploaded.  

I firstly have windows Shared their iTunes apps folder with the IT team. Next on my iPad I download the latest updates on my PC iTunes.
I then copy the updated apps from my app folder to each of the shares.
IT then email all users and instruct them to sync to gain the update.


I was looking for more of a main control of what can be downloaded/installed per apple ID. For example, if i were to give all of my salesman the same apple ID it would be nice if I could control what apps are allowed to be installed/purchased while using that ID. Most of the salesman are not in the office very often or long enough to sit down at a pc and sync things when they are. Do any permissions like that exist in the world of an apple ID?

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