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Silversync Guide VII: M42Mobile for Android

The M42Mobile application brings everything together and one part is the Mobile Content Management functionality which we will now configure. All you need to do is to import the application first into Silverback and then add the app to a tag and configure the M42Mobile Profile. 

Additionally you can configure:

  • Silversync Settings (recommended)
  • Branding (recommended)
  • Service Store Account

M42Mobile on Android

To use the Mobile Content Management functionality in Silverback you need full fill the following tasks:

  • M42Mobile needs to be imported to the App Portal
    • via Enterprise *.apk file
    • via Google Play Store
    • via Managed Google Play Store
  • The application needs to be added to a Tag which needs to be assigned to devices
  • Configuration for the app is done via M42 Profile inside a Tag via Profile Feature
  • The application will then be distributed in a configured way with Silverback to end user devices.

Import Application into Silverback

As Enterprise 

  • Download Android Application files from Marketplace
  • Export downloaded *.zip archive
  • Open Silverback Management Console
  • Navigate to App Portal
  • Click Android or SamsungSafe
  • Click New Application
  • Select Type Enterprise
  • Upload the APK File
  • Upload any Icon
  • Enable Visible in App Portal
  • Enable Automatically push to managed devices
  • Click Save

As Google Play

After download and installation of M42Mobile perform a device checkin (via Companion or Management Console) so that Silverback is able to send the M42Mobile Configuration from Tag. Otherwise you will receive inside M42Mobile the information that Silverback account couldn't be downloaded.

Managed Google Play

Adding M42Mobile application as a Managed Google Play requires a integration with Android Enterprise. Please check our Integration Guides. 

  • Open Silverback Management Console
  • Navigate to App Portal
  • Click Android or SamsungSafe
  • Click New Application
  • Select Type Managed Play
  • Enter as Name M42Mobile
  • Enter a Description
  • Enter as App Identity: com.matrix42.m42mobile
  • Enable Automatically push to managed devices
  • Click Edit on App Configuration
  • Check additional chapter to Configure M42Mobile for Managed Play
  • Click Save

Configure and Deploy M42Mobile

Add M42Mobile to a Tag

  • Navigate to Tags
  • Edit our in previous chapter created Tag or create a new one
    • Select as Name M42Mobile for Android and Samsung Safe
  • Enter a description
  • Enable Profile and Apps Feature
  • Enable Android and Samsung Safe Device Types
  • Click Save
  • Navigate to Apps
  • Choose Android or SamsungSafe
  • Click Assign More Apps
  • Select M42Mobile
  • Click Add Selected Apps

Do it again for Samsung Safe

Enable File Sync

  • Navigate to Profile
  • Choose Android or SamsungSafe
  • Navigate to M42 Mobile
  • Enable M42Mobile
  • Click Save
  • Click OK
  • Click Silversync
  • Enable Allow File Sync
  • Click Save
  • Click OK

Deploy App & Configuration

  • Navigate to Definition
  • Enable Auto Population or
  • Add devices manually by clicking Associated Devices 
  • Click Save
  • Click OK
  • Click Push to Devices

Download and start Application 

  • After a successful Tag configuration the application should be distributed to a end user device after enrollment
  • After successful download and installation open M42Mobile on the Android device
  • When everything is correctly done, you will see an information about an Automatic login to predefined account
  • After that you should see 2 items
    • Documents
    • Settings
  • Tab Documents
    • Open the added content provider
    • You should see now all documents
  • Tab Settings
    • You should see an added Silverback account

Next Steps

Configure Additional settings (optional)

  • Navigate back to your Silverback Management Console
  • Edit your created Tag
  • Click Profile
  • Click M42 Mobile
  • Adjust your configuration
    • Change Logo Url and Tint Color
    • Add Service Store Account 
  • Click Silversync
    • Adjust your settings
  • Click Save
  • OK
  • Navigate to Definition
  • Click Push to Devices
  • Check changes on end user device(s)

M42Mobile app settings

Setting Android Samsung Safe Description
M42 Mobile Enabled   Enabled or Disabled   Enabled or Disabled   Enables M42 Mobile Settings
Logo Url e.g. https://www.imagoverum.com/logo.jpg e.g https://www.imagoverum.com/logo.jpg Allows  to override the default Matrix42 Logo with a custom logo. Enter the URL of the logo file that clients should download.
Tint Color

e.g: 

  • R: 252
  • G: 133
  • B: 41

e.g: 

  • R: 252
  • G: 133
  • B: 41
The RGB value of the main color of the M42 Mobile App. This will visually change the color of UI elements on the device.
Username e.g. {UserName} e.g. {UserName} Accepts System Variables ands pre-populates the Username field. 
Password e.g. {UserPassword} e.g. {UserPassword} Accepts System Variables ands pre-populates the Password field
Server e.g https://www.imagoverum.com/wm e.g https://www.imagoverum.com/wm Pre-populates the Service Store Server URL.
Domain e.g. iv e.g iv Pre-populates the Domain field
Port e.g. 443 e.g. 443 Pre-populates the Port field
Custom Data
  • Key
  • Values

 

  • Key
  • Values

This allows custom fields to be defined, for example if a new M42Mobile app is being tested but not publicly available, this could be used to add new configurable fields.

Should only be used when directed by Matrix42.

Silversync

This sections allows to add Silversync to M42Mobile Application.

Setting Android Samsung Safe Description
Allow File Sync   Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Allows File Sync
Disable on Blocked Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Disables File Sync for blocked devices
Allow Sync on Cellular Data Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Allow Sync when device uses Cellular
Cellular Data File Size Limit e.g. 10 e.g. 10 Restricts file sizes in MB when device uses Cellular
Allow Email of Files Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Allows to Email File types via Email
Allow Opening Files Into Other Apps Enabled or Disabled Enabled or Disabled Allows opening files into other apps on device

 

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