45926: Mobile Access

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mobilEcho clients connect directly to your server rather than utilizing a third-party service, leaving you in control. Acronis Access server can be installed on existing file servers, allowing iPads, iPhones and Android devices to access files located on that server.

This article applies to:

  • Mobile Access

Description

mobilEcho clients connect directly to your server rather than utilizing a third-party service, leaving you in control. Acronis Access server can be installed on existing file servers, allowing iPads, iPhones and Android devices to access files located on that server. These are typically the same files already available to PCs using Windows file sharing and Macs using ExtremeZ-IP File Server.

Clients access Acronis Access servers using their Active Directory user account. No additional accounts need to be configured within mobilEcho. mobilEcho also supports file access using local computer accounts configured on the Windows server Acronis Access is running on, in the event you need to give access to non-AD users. The client management features described below require AD user accounts.

A minimal deployment consists of a single Windows server running a default installation of Acronis Access. This default installation includes the Acronis Access Server component installed and the local Acronis Access Gateway Server with a mobilEcho license installed. This scenario allows devices running the mobilEcho client application to connect to this single file server, and allows for client management. If client management is not needed, Data Sources can be setup on the local Gateway Server and the mobilEcho clients will be able to access these Data Sources, but the users will be in control of their app settings.

Any number of Gateway Servers can later be added to the network and configured for access from the mobilEcho client app.

If you wish to remotely manage your mobilEcho clients, Acronis Access Client Management allows you to create policies per Active Directory user or group. These policies can:

  • Configure general application settings
  • Assign servers, folders, and home directories to be displayed in the mobilEcho client
  • Restrict what can be done with files
  • Restrict the other third party apps that mobilEcho files can be opened into
  • Set security requirements (server login frequency, application lock password, etc.)
  • Disable the ability to store files on the device
  • Disable the ability to include mobilEcho files in iTunes backups
  • Remotely reset a user's application lock password
  • Perform a remote wipe of the mobilEcho client app's local data and settings
  • And many additional configuration and security options

Only one Acronis Access Server is required.

A typical network employing client management includes one server with the Acronis Access Server and Acronis Access Gateway Server components installed and several additional Gateway Servers acting as file servers. In this scenario, all mobilEcho clients are configured to be managed by the Acronis Access Server, and will contact this server each time the mobilEcho application is started, to check for any changed settings and to accept application lock password resets and remote wipe commands if necessary.

mobilEcho clients can be assigned a list of servers, specific folders within shared volumes, and home directories in their mobilEcho management policy. These resources will automatically appear in the mobilEcho app and the client app will contact these servers directly as needed for file access.

More information

See also Mobile Access: Quick Start.

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