Overview

The BlackBerry® Social Networking Application Proxy is the gateway between BlackBerry devices and business collaboration software such as Microsoft® SharePoint®. The BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy communicates with the business collaboration software using APIs that are unique to the software. The BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy is designed to optimize the transmission of data during file transfers. Optimization helps to improve the responsiveness of applications running on BlackBerry devices.

Installation consists of the following steps:

  • Install the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy.
  • Import IT policy definitions to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and configure authentication support.
  • If your organization uses HTTPS connections, allow a trusted connection between the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and between the Microsoft SharePoint server and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
  • Distribute the client to BlackBerry devices.

You can run the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy on a server with other applications, but you might find that performance is improved if you install it on a dedicated server that does not run any other applications.

If necessary, you can make the following changes to the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy configuration:
  • Change the password for the BlackBerry® Social Networking Application Proxy Administration Service.
  • Enable the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy for use with an HTTP proxy server to report usage information.
  • Apply a BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy configuration to another BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy.
  • Change the maximum size of the files that users can transfer between the Microsoft SharePoint server and the client.
  • Add and remove client access licenses.
  • Prevent users from distributing the client.
  • Configure the system logging.

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