Deploying Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry

Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry lets users access Qlik Sense from a secure BlackBerry Dynamics EMM environment. With Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry, you can manage data flow, deploy Qlik Sense apps, and set security and compliance policies for specific users or groups.

This document covers settings specific to a Qlik Sense Mobile deployment in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment. For a complete guide, check BlackBerry's documentation. For an overview of the BlackBerry Dynamics platform and architecture, see the following BlackBerry documentation: BlackBerry Dynamics.

Prerequisites

Set up a BlackBerry UEM environment

To access Qlik Sense using the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app, an administrator must first set up a BlackBerry Dynamics environment by installing and configuring BlackBerry UEM.

For detailed documentation on how to install and configure BlackBerry UEM, see the following BlackBerry documentation: BlackBerry UEM.

Enable BlackBerry Dynamics Direct Connect

To use Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Dynamics administrator must enable BlackBerry Dynamics Direct Connect in the BlackBerry UEM admin console. For further information, see the following BlackBerry documentation: What is Direct Connect?.

Configuring Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry

The BlackBerry Dynamics administrator can enable and configure Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry from the BlackBerry UEM admin console.

The BlackBerry Dynamics administrator must do the following to allow users to consume Qlik Sense apps:

  • Add Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment.
  • Configure Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry.
  • Assign Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to users or groups of users.

Adding Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment

The BlackBerry Dynamics administrator must add Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to the list of permitted apps in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment.

Do the following:

  1. In the BlackBerry UEM admin console, navigate to Apps and click the "Add an app" icon, located on the right of the search tab. A pop-up window opens.
  2. Select the Apple App Store icon.
  3. Enter "Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry” in the App name, vendor or URL search field and select the appropriate geographic App Store. Then, select Search.

  4. Select the Add button beside Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to add the app.
  5. Adjust category and other properties of the app as required and select Add.

  6. Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry is now on the list of permitted apps in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment.

Creating App configurations

App configurations allow you to configure the list of Qlik Sense servers that the users will be granted access to. The list of server is displayed when a user launches the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app.

Note: In Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry it is not possible to configure client authentication links for adding Qlik Sense servers. Qlik Sense servers can only be added by the BlackBerry Dynamics administrator through App configuration settings in BlackBerry UEM admin console.

Do the following:

  1. In the BlackBerry UEM admin console, navigate to Apps and select Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry from the list of available apps. A dedicated window opens.
  2. In the Settings tab, under BlackBerry Dynamics, create a new app configuration by clicking the "+" button. A pop-up window opens.
  3. In the App configuration window:
    1. Enter a name for the App configuration profile.
    2. Choose whether you want to allow HTTP traffic.
    3. Insert the list of Qlik Sense servers you want to connect to the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app, including the Virtual Proxy used for authentication. For more information on authentication solutions for Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry, see: Authentication configurations for Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry.
      For each server, enter a label as shown below. The label will be shown in the list of servers displayed in Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry.
    4. Server-1 ; https://<Server-1 address>/VirtualProxy/

      Note: The hosts must be added separately to a Connectivity Profile in the BlackBerry UEM admin console.
    5. Click Save. This saves and closes the App configuration window.
  4. Click Save. This saves and closes the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry window.

Creating a BlackBerry Dynamic connectivity profile

When a user selects a Qlik Sense server from the list in Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry, an access request is sent to the selected server. For the request to successfully reach the server, you must create specific BlackBerry Dynamics connectivity profiles.

For instructions on how to create a BlackBerry Dynamics connectivity profile, see the following BlackBerry documentation: Add an app server to a BlackBerry Dynamics connectivity profile.

Assigning Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to users or user groups

You must assign Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to single users or groups of users to allow users to activate the app on their devices, . You can also create app groups containing multiple apps and assign those to users and user groups instead.

See: Users and groups in the BlackBerry documentation.

App groups

App groups are collections of permitted apps in the BlackBerry Dynamics environment. You can create an app group that contains Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry and other permitted apps, assign specific app configuration policies, and assign the app group to users or groups of users. All the apps included in the app group are assigned to the selected users.

To learn how to create and edit app groups, see the following BlackBerry documentation: Managing app groups.

Assign Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to a user

Do the following:

  1. In the BlackBerry UEM admin console, navigate to Users, open the All users sub-section, and select a user from the list.
  2. In the dedicated user screen, open the Apps drop-down section and click on the "+" button.
  3. In the list, select the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app or an app group that contains it, and click Next.
  4. Select the app configuration profile and the other settings, or leave the default options.
  5. Click on Assign.
  6. Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry is now assigned to the selected user.

Assign Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry to a user group

Do the following:

  1. In the BlackBerry UEM admin console, navigate to Groups, open the Users sub-section, and select a user group from the list.
  2. In the dedicated user group screen, under Assigned apps click on the "+" button.
  3. In the list, select the Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry app or an app group that contains it, and click Next.
  4. Configure the required settings, or leave the default options.
  5. Click on Assign.
  6. Qlik Sense Mobile for BlackBerry is now assigned to the selected user group.

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