Overview: The BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy

You can install the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint on BlackBerry devices to give users mobile access to the business collaboration features of your organization's Microsoft SharePoint server. The BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy is the server component that allows users to connect to and access the Microsoft SharePoint server. For more information about the features of the application, visit www.blackberry.com/go/docs to see the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint User Guide.

You can use the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy or the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to install or upgrade the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint on BlackBerry devices. When you install the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy, you also install the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy Administration Service. The BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy Administration Service is a web console that you can use to configure administration settings for the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy and the application on devices.

You perform the following tasks to configure your organization's BlackBerry Domain to support the BlackBerry Client for Microsoft SharePoint:

  • Install the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy.
  • Import the IT policy rules for the application into your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server. If your organization uses BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP3 or later, you do not need to import the IT policy rules. The IT policy rules are used to configure and manage the application on devices. Configure the IT policy rules as required and send the new or updated IT policy to devices.
  • Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to perform HTTP authentication for the devices that can use the application.
  • If your organization uses HTTPS connections, configure a trusted connection between the BlackBerry Social Networking Application Proxy and BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, and between the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and Microsoft SharePoint server.
  • Install the application on devices using the installation website, BlackBerry Application Web Loader, or BlackBerry Administration Service.

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