Administrator

Deploying from a Preproduction Environment

The developer and administrator must coordinate to deploy applications from the development or test environment to the production environment.

Hybrid Apps

To deploy hybrid apps to the production environment:
  1. (Administrator) On the preproduction server, select the app in Management Cockpit, and choose Export. This generates a ZIP file that contains the app, and retains many of the app settings.
  2. (Administrator) In Management Cockpit, import the ZIP file to SAP Mobile Platform production server, and define the hybrid application. If the hybrid app uses the AppUpdate plugin, use the App Specific Settings tab to manage the app version.
  3. (Administrator) Continue using Management Cockpit to complete hybrid app configuration tasks in the production environment; for example, you must set security provider settings as they are not retained as part of the export/import process. Once the application is defined and configured on the server, application users can log in to the client-side application to register the application with the server, and start using the application and resources from the server.

Native Applications

To deploy native applications to the production environment:
  1. (Developer) Deploy the application to the devices.
  2. (Administrator) Use Management Cockpit to complete native application configuration tasks in the production environment. Once the application is defined and configured on the server, application users can log in to the client-side application to register the application with the server, and start using the application and resources from the server.

Web Applications

To deploy Web applications in the production environment:
  1. (Developer) Deploy the application to the devices.
  2. (Administrator) Use Management Cockpit to complete Web application configuration tasks in the production environment. Once the application is defined and configured on the server, application users can log in to the Web application to register the application with the server, and start using the application and resources from the server.

Agentry Applications

To deploy Agentry applications to the production environment:
  1. (Administrator) In Management Cockpit, define the Agentry application. If you are publishing an update to an existing application, you do not need this step.
  2. (Developer) Use Agentry Editor to publish the application. The publishing process creates the ZIP file, which contains production definitions and any other files the developer included.
  3. (Administrator) In Management Cockpit, complete any additional Agentry application configuration tasks for the production environment; use the App Specific Settings tab to publish the ZIP file.

    The ZIP file is uploaded through the browser to the SAP Mobile Platform Server, and is published. You are notified of success or failure.

  4. (Administrator) Once the application is defined and configured on the server, application users can log on to the client-side application to register the application with the server, and start using the application and resources from the server.