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Activate a
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
instance

To activate a
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
instance, you must generate and download an activation file from the
BlackBerry UEM
management console and upload it to the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
console. The activation process connects that instance to the primary
BlackBerry UEM
components.
The activation file is valid for 60 minutes only after you download it. If you generate and download multiple activation files, only the latest file is valid. If you need to activate multiple instances of the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
, complete the steps below for each instance.
When a new
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
is configured, the first packet is not encrypted (non-SSL) and is used to establish encrypted (SSL) communications. All subsequent packets are encrypted (SSL). If your organization has a firewall rule for port 443 that allows only SSL packets, you must set a firewall exception for the initial activation of the
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
. You can remove the exception after activation.
  1. In the
    BlackBerry UEM
    management console, on the menu bar, click
    Settings > External integration > BlackBerry Connectivity Node setup
    .
  2. Click The Add a BlackBerry Connectivity Node instance icon.
  3. If you want to add the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance to an existing server group when you activate it, in the
    Server group
    drop-down list, click the appropriate server group.
  4. Click
    Generate
    .
  5. Save the activation file to the computer that hosts the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    .
  6. On the computer that hosts the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    , open the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    console from the Start menu or open a browser window and navigate to http://localhost:8088.
  7. Select a language from the drop-down list. Click
    Next
    .
  8. Optionally, you can do any of the following:
    • If you want to use a proxy setting other than the default (port 443) to connect to the
      BlackBerry Infrastructure
      (
      <region>
      .bbsecure.com) to activate the
      BlackBerry Connectivity Node
      , click the "here" link to configure the proxy settings and enter the information for the enrollment proxy.
      The proxy must be able to access port 443 to the
      BlackBerry Infrastructure
      . You cannot change the enrollment proxy setting after you activate the
      BlackBerry Connectivity Node
      .
    • If you want to send data through an HTTP proxy before it reaches the
      BlackBerry Dynamics NOC
      , click the "here" link. Click
      Enable HTTP proxy
      and configure the proxy settings. You cannot change the proxy settings once they are saved.
      The proxy must be able to access port 443 to the
      BlackBerry Dynamics NOC
      . For more information about port requirements, see Outbound connections: BlackBerry UEM to the BlackBerry Dynamics NOC.
    • You have the option of configuring other proxy settings at this point as well. For more information about the available proxy options, see Configure proxy settings for a BlackBerry Connectivity Node instance.
  9. Type a name for the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    . Click
    Next
    .
  10. Click
    Browse
    . Navigate to and select the activation file.
  11. Click
    Activate
    .
    If you want to add a
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance to an existing server group when you activate it, your organization's firewall must allow connections from that server over port 443 through the
    BlackBerry Infrastructure
    (
    <region>
    .bbsecure.com) to activate the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    and to the same bbsecure.com region as the main
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance.
To view the status of a
BlackBerry Connectivity Node
instance, in the
BlackBerry UEM
management console, on the menu bar, click
Settings > External integration > BlackBerry Connectivity Node setup
.