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Install and configure the BlackBerry Connectivity Node

  1. Open the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    installation file (.exe) that you downloaded from the management console.
    If a
    Windows
    message appears and requests permission to make changes to the computer, click
    Yes
    .
  2. Choose your language. Click
    OK
    .
  3. Click
    Next
    .
  4. Select your country or region. Read and accept the license agreement. Click
    Next
    .
  5. The installation program verifies that your computer meets the installation requirements. Click
    Next
    .
  6. To change the installation file path, click
    ...
    and navigate to the file path that you want to use. Click
    Install
    .
  7. When the installation completes, click
    Next
    .
    The address of the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    console is displayed (http:/localhost:8088). Click the link and save the site in your browser.
  8. Select your language. Click
    Next
    .
  9. When you activate the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    , it sends data over port 443 (HTTPS) to the
    BlackBerry Infrastructure
    (for example na.bbsecure.com or eu.bbsecure.com). After it is activated, the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    uses port 3101 (TCP) for all other outbound connections through the
    BlackBerry Infrastructure
    . If you want to send data from the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    through an existing proxy server behind your organization's firewall, click
    Click here to configure the proxy settings for your organization’s environment
    , select the
    Proxy server
    option, and do any of the following:
    • To send activation data through a proxy server, in the
      Enrollment proxy
      fields, type the FQDN or IP address and the port number of the proxy server. The proxy server must be able to send data over port 443 to bbsecure.com (for example na.bbsecure.com or eu.bbsecure.com). Click
      Save
      .
    • To send other outbound connections from the components of the
      BlackBerry Connectivity Node
      through a proxy server, in the appropriate fields, type the FQDN or IP address and the port number of the proxy server. The proxy server must be able to send data over port 3101 to
      bbsecure.com (for example na.bbsecure.com or eu.bbsecure.com). Click
      Save
      .
  10. In the
    Friendly name
    field, type a name for the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    . Click
    Next
    .
  11. Click
    Browse
    . Select the activation file that you downloaded from the management console.
  12. 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
    (for example na.bbsecure.com or eu.bbsecure.com) to activate the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    and to the same bbsecure.com region as the main
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance.
  13. Click The Add icon and select the type of company directory that you want to configure.
  14. Link your directory to the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    by following the appropriate task:
  • To install a second
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    instance for redundancy, download another set of installation and activation files and repeat this task on a different computer. This should be done after the first instance has been activated.
  • You can configure one or more directory connections, but if you have multiple
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    s, all of the directory connections must be configured identically. If one directory connection is missing or incorrectly configured, that
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    will appear as disabled in the management console. You can make this task easier by copying directory connection configurations  from one
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    to another.
  • To change the directory settings that you configured, in the
    BlackBerry Connectivity Node
    console (http:/localhost:8088), click
    General settings > Company directory
    . Click The Edit icon for the directory connection.