5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2016 9:20 PM by Matt Dermody

    Config file for Android Avalanche Enabler

    Rookie

      I'm looking to automate the staging/enrollment process for Zebra android devices. Is there a config file that you can place on the android device that will fill out the Enabler's "Enrollment ID" field, the "Password" field, and the "Server" field?

       

      Basically I need the equivalent of the _DEVPROP.PRF windows CE file for Android devices.

        • 2. Re: Config file for Android Avalanche Enabler
          nrasmussen SupportEmployee

          Currently no functionality like this exists for our enabler on Android OS.

           

          One staging option I've seen is to use a third party qr barcode creation tool. Then you can create qr codes for the Enrollment ID, password, and server field so the stager just has to scan them. 

           

          Thanks,

          Nick R

          • 3. Re: Config file for Android Avalanche Enabler
            Rookie

            Thanks Nick. Any plan to add this? Since Velocity can pull a config from the /enterprise/usr/ folder, seems like it would be a good method for the Enabler to do the same.

             

            Also, any way to show the server field by default? It's just another step during staging to hit the edit server button to show the field.

            • 4. Re: Config file for Android Avalanche Enabler
              Matt Dermody SSMMVPGroup

              nrasmussen

               

              Nick,

               

              I noticed that bulk enrollment is now supported as part of the Android Enabler. Do you have any documentation on how to create the enabler.prf file needed for the process?

               

              Thanks!

              • 5. Re: Config file for Android Avalanche Enabler
                Matt Dermody SSMMVPGroup

                Tyler.Gatlin,

                 

                This is now technically possible with the latest version of the Android Avalanche Enabler. Create an enroll.prf file containing the following:

                enrollid=<YOURENROLLMENTID>

                pwd=<YOURENROLLMENTIDPASSWORD>

                server=<YOURAVALANCHESERVER>

                 

                NOTE: the server address has to match the avalanche certificate that you created. If you used IP in the certificate creation use IP in the server field, conversely use the exact same DNS name if you used DNS during the certificate creation process.

                 

                The enroll.prf file should be deployed to the device at the /enterprise/usr/persist/ directory. NOTE: This is only applicable to Zebra Android devices AFAIK

                 

                Once you load the Enabler for the first time you will first need to Activate

                 

                 

                Then the fields for enrollment will be grayed out as the values are being read from your enroll.prf file.

                 

                 

                If you tap on the Home button within the enabler (not the Android home button) you should see that the Synchronization process has already started or is complete. There is no need to ever hit the Register button.