The following content is a brief and unofficial prerequisites guide to setup, configure and test XenMobile Enterprise 8.6 prior to deploying in a PoC, Pilot or Production environment by the author of this entry. The views, opinions and concepts expressed are those by the author of this entry only and do not necessary conform to industry descriptions or best practises.
XENMOBILE DEVICE MANAGER – xdm
CERTIFICATE SIGNING REQUEST – csr
APPLE PUSH NOTIFICATION SERVICE – apns
FULLY QUALIFIED DOMAIN NAME – fqdn
SECURE LIGHTWEIGHT DIRECTORY ACCESS PROTOCOL – (s)ldap
SHAREFILE STORAGEZONE CONNECTOR – szc
XENMOBILE APPCONTROLLER – xac
RECEIVER FOR WEB – RfW
OUT OF OFFICE – ooo
GoToMeeting – gtm
VOLUME PURCHASE PROGRAM – vpp
What’s New The Highlights
0: XenMobile Datasheet by edition – http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products-solutions/citrix-xenmobile-the-revolutionary-way-to-mobilize-your-business.pdf.
1: Single Agent for enrolment and MDM, MDX policy control.
2: WorxMail supports OOO, GoToMeeting Fast join with telephone number and pin auto-dialled from your calendar, Office 365 Exchange.
3: Additional support for Amazon KindleFire MDM API, Samsung KNOX API and iOS 7 MDM API’s.
4: Support for Kerberos authentication along with secure pin-based authentication to validate a user’s access to a organisation delivered, signed and secured MDX mobile app.
5: Support for Apples new VPP.
6: XenMobile Cloud based offering is available.
7: Uploading of native unsigned IPA, APK files to the XAC 2.9 along with Multi-domain support,
8: Redirection of HTTP, HTTPS network traffic from WorxWeb via a NSG to proxy servers within your organisation.
9: Auto-based discovery to enrol now supports email based discovery and UPN.
10: A full and complete list is available at http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenmobile-understand/xmob-understand-whats-new-n-con.html, http://www.citrix.com/content/dam/citrix/en_us/documents/products-solutions/whats-new-in-xenmobile-86.pdf.
11: NetScaler Gateway 10.1.120.1316.e is required – http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenmobile-understand/xmob-understand-whats-new-n-con.html. You can find out more about this new enhanced release at – http://blogs.citrix.com/2013/11/28/whats-new-with-the-citrix-netscaler-gateway-release-10-1-120-1316-e/.
Single Agent for Enrolment, Self-serve Store and MDM, MDX Policy Enforcement
The latest release of Worx Home now provides organisations with much simplified approach to enrol and to manages employee BYO, Corporate smart phones and tablets. When users launch the app the either enter in the XDM server addr or enter in there organisations email addr which is simpler for the user and automatically resolves the organisations XDM servers addr either a IP addr or FQDN. Next they input there user credentials typically AD as there are alternative enrolment options check out – .
Once there access credentials are validated it will open up Safari (iOS) or Chrome (Andriod) and create a secure session back to the XDM server to download the company/organisational and MDM certificates. This process historically required the user to take steps 1 through 3 in the browser now it will automatically take the user between the Settings area and the browser to install the company/organisational and MDM certificates (NOTE: Above is based of an iOS device).
Once the user has completed the certificate installation on their smart phone, tablet is successfully. The final step will see the browser automatically re-directing the user to Worx Home to validate the enrolment and allow for any signed MDX or public apps to be prompted to the user to install.
The users device(s) have now been enrolled successfully and are being safely and securely managed by the organisations IT, Infrastructure or IS department.
Worx Home now manages the MDM certificates which can restrict the users ability to use Siri, Safari and it also managed MDX policies enforced against *.MDX files pushed from the XAC which can restrict the MDX mobile app from leveraging the iCloud API and restrict the copy and pasting of text outside of the MDX mobile app(s) to public delivered mobile apps e.g Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter from iTunes.
MORE coming soon but take a look at these initial resources below in the coming soon section. There will more in-depth content for XDM 8.6, XAC 2.9 in separate blog articles. This entry will cover XenMobile Enterprise as a MDM, MAM and MIM solution for your organisation.
The mean time check out these links.
1: Getting started with XenMobile eDocs – http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/cloudgateway/xmob-landing-con.html
2: What’s new with XenMobile Enterprise 8.6 Video and PDFed slide deck – http://www.citrix.com/products/xenmobile/whats-new.html
3: XenMobile Enterprise 8.6 Product Videos – http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenmobile-understand/xmob-product-videos-con.html