Relution Files for iOS


So far, connected file shares have been made available in the existing Relution Client app for iOS. From now on, file shares are available in a stand-alone Relution Files app.

What is Relution Files for iOS?

Relution offers the possibility to integrate local file shares, also called network drives, via SMB and WebDAV for iOS. By connecting, for example, school server solutions, relevant documents and content can be accessed and data and work results can be stored securely on a central server.

What are the advantages of Relution Files for iOS?

Data should not be stored directly on the device or in an unsecured cloud with servers outside the EU. Saving and storing documents on your own local servers via Relution Files ensures data security and data sovereignty for all users.

How to configure local network drives for Relution Files?

Local file shares can be set up in Relution in two ways:

1. Manually configuring Relution Files in the Relution Client App

Under file shares in the Relution client app for iOS, network drives can be set up under “Add share”. To do this, one configures the following input fields:

  • Server-URLs
  • Username (or user ID)
  • Password
  • optional: Single Sign On (the current Relution user of the device is used)

The server URLs are entered accordingly in a submenu as follows:

  • for SMB in the format server/share
  • for WebDAV as path server/path/

Furthermore, the following settings are important:

  • https:// for WebDAV
  • With SMB after en server compellingly a Share indicated

This hides the fields that have already been configured on the server side via Relution. An exception is the username, which is displayed for control purposes but cannot be changed. This way, users cannot see the server URLs.

By pressing the Add button, a maximum of 5 additional server URLs can be set up. This is only possible if there is no policy with file shares on the device (see Automatic configuration).

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 check mark appears next to the URL as confirmation. Otherwise, the URL, user name or password is not correct.


2. Automatic configuration of Relution Files via policies

To save users from manually entering server and share names, the parameters expected by the Relution client app can be passed via a Relution policy. This is done by adding the configuration “Relution Files” to an iOS policy. The configuration must contain the following parameters:

  • Server/Share URL in format server/share

  • For WebDAV, https:// must be specified

  • For SMB, a share must be specified after the server

  • Username (Here you can also use the well known Relution placeholders like ${user.name})

    • Password
    • Alternatively Single Sign On:
      • With the currently used access data of the user with one-time necessary password entry in Relution (also possible in Relution Shared Device mode without password entry).
      • The configured shares are available immediately.
      • Upon new login in Relution Shared Device mode, the shares are reconfigured so that the connection to the share of the previous user of course no longer present for the new user.

Can configured Relution Files be used in other apps?

Once 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 in-house iOS Files app. The connected network drives are displayed as folders under Relution Files and the files contained in them can be accessed.

Can Relution Files also be selected as storage location in other apps?

If the corresponding menu for creating, opening or saving a file is called up in an app that supports storage locations, functions can be provided directly. The exact scope of services depends on the app used.