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BlackBerry MDS Application Console

The BlackBerry® MDS Application Console is a web-based administration console that you can use to manage BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry® Browser Applications that are located in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. You can use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to send requests to a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to install or update BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications on BlackBerry devices, or remove the applications from BlackBerry devices. You must use the BlackBerry Administration Service to manage BlackBerry Java® Applications on BlackBerry devices. You install the BlackBerry MDS Application Console when you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

The BlackBerry MDS Application Console supports BlackBerry MDS Integration Service version 5.0 or later only.

Log in to the BlackBerry MDS Application Console

You can use the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console to send requests to install, update, and remove BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications or BlackBerry® Browser Applications to multiple BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances in your organization's BlackBerry Domain. To open the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, you can use a browser on any computer that has access to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service. You must log in to the BlackBerry MDS Application Console using the login information that you specified for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role when you installed the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.
  1. In a browser, type https://<server_name>/mdsisconsole/app, where <server_name> is the FQDN of the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.
  2. In the MDS-IS Host drop-down list, click the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service that you want to manage.
  3. In the User name field, type the user name of the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.
  4. In the Password field, type the password of the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.
  5. Click Login.
After you finish: To log out of the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, at the top of the screen, click Log out.

Change the login password for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role

You specify the login password for the BlackBerry® MDS administrator role when you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service. You can use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to change the login password for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.
  1. In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, at the top of the screen, click Profile.
  2. In the Old Password field, type the current password.
  3. In the New Password field, type the new password.
  4. In the Confirm Password field, type the new password.
  5. Click Save.

Making BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications available for installation

To make a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or a BlackBerry® Browser Application available for installation on BlackBerry devices, you must add the application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. You install the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository when you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service. The BlackBerry MDS Application Repository manages BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications. If an application exists in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, you can install or update the application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, or users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices to search for and install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications. Users cannot search for or install BlackBerry Browser Applications.

After you add an application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, you can add a later version of the same application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository and update the application on BlackBerry devices. If you add a new version of an application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, the previous version of the application is deleted from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, and you can no longer install the previous version of the application on BlackBerry devices. The previous versions of the application still run on the BlackBerry devices that they are installed on.

To add a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, the application developer must publish the application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository using the appropriate BlackBerry developer tool. For more information about publishing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Deployment Guide, BlackBerry MDS Studio Developer Guide, and BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application Development Fundamentals Guide.

To add a BlackBerry Browser Application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, you must use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to upload an application bundle to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. For more information about creating BlackBerry Browser Applications and publishable application bundles, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the Enterprise Push Solutions Development Guide.

Make a BlackBerry Browser Application available for installation

For more information about creating BlackBerry® Browser Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the Enterprise Push Solutions Development Guide.
  1. In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Publish Application.
  2. In the Upload application bundle section, click Browse. Navigate to the BlackBerry Browser Application bundle that you want to add to or update in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository.
  3. Click Upload application bundle.
  4. Click Upload application bundle.

Sending BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications to BlackBerry devices

You can send BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry® Browser Applications to BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. Users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices to search the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository for available BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications, and install the applications on their BlackBerry devices. Users cannot search for or install BlackBerry Browser Applications using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center.

Users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center after the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime is installed and activated on their BlackBerry devices.

Install a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or a BlackBerry Browser Application on BlackBerry devices

Before you begin: Verify that the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime is installed and activated on users' BlackBerry devices before you install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices.
  1. In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Directory.
  2. Search for an application.
  3. In the search results, click the Install icon for an application.
  4. Perform one of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Install the application on BlackBerry devices using groups.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

    Install the application on BlackBerry devices using PINs.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click PINs.
    2. Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.
    3. Copy the PINs and paste them into the text field. Separate each PIN with a semicolon (;).

    Install the application on BlackBerry devices using user names.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click Users.
    2. Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.
    3. Copy the user names and paste them into the text field. Separate each user name with a semicolon (;).
  5. Click Search users for install.
  6. Select the BlackBerry devices that you want to install the application on.
  7. Click Next.
  8. To specify when to install the application on BlackBerry devices, select the Schedule for later option.
  9. If necessary, in the Schedule date field, specify the date that you want to install the application on.
  10. If necessary, in the Schedule time drop-down lists, specify the time to install the application.
  11. In the Group size field, type the number of BlackBerry devices to send the installation request to at the same time. The default value is 10.
  12. In the Push interval field, type an interval for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send the installation request to BlackBerry devices. The default value is 5 minutes.
  13. Click Proceed to install.
After you finish: To verify that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sent the installation request to BlackBerry devices, on the MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status to view pending job requests.

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