The use of tablets results in data that must be backed up, especially in 1:n scenarios (several users per tablet). It is important to ensure data protection compliance. Even with 1:1 use, there is a need to store or access data centrally (e.g. exchange directories etc.).
Relution is therefore the only MDM system to offer a file store that provides any file shares as a storage location in iOS as an SMB and WebDAV client. This feature is automatically available via the Relution app on the devices and is preconfigured so that the user cannot do anything wrong. By implementing it as a storage location, the files are available in every iOS app that does support this storage concept.
Network drives can be added in the configuration for Relution Files. To do this, configure the following input fields:
The server URLs are entered accordingly in a submenu as follows:
The following settings are also important:
serverone share specified is mandatory
Those fields already configured by the server-side are hidden, except for the user name, which appears for control purposes but cannot be changed. This way users cannot see any server URLs.
By pressing the add button a maximum of 5 additional server URLs can be added. This is only possible if there is no file share policy on the device. After adding or changing an entry, the validity of the entries is automatically checked (connection to the servers is established). As soon as the connection is established, a green tick appears next to the URL as confirmation. Otherwise the URL, user name or password is incorrect.
As soon as there is a valid login to an SMB or WebDAV server, a new location called "Relution Files" is created. This is available in all apps that support locations, such as the iOS File app. The connected shares are displayed as folders under "Relution Files". Afterwards, one of the folders can be selected to display the files contained.
If the corresponding menu for creating, opening or saving a file is called in an app that supports storage locations, functions can be provided directly. The exact scope of functions depends on the app you are using.
To save the user from having to enter server and share names, the parameters expected by the app can be passed by policy. This is done by adding the Relution Files configuration to any iOS policy. The configuration must contain the following parameters: