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Sun Java System Portal Server Mobile Access 7 Administration Guide 

Chapter 5
Configuring Mobile Applications

Portal Server Mobile Access software provides the following default applications that end users can access from the mobile Portal Desktop. These are:

These applications run on a server on which Portal Server software is installed. The mobile Portal Desktop acts as the user interface. Once the link to the application is established, they run outside the control of Portal Server software. When the users are finished using the application, they can return to the mobile Portal Desktop to work with other applications or channels.

To obtain detailed information on the Service Configuration and Access Manager features, refer to the Sun Java™ System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Administration Guide. To obtain detailed information on configuring communications channels, refer to the Sun Java™ System Portal Server 7 Administration Guide.

Using Service Configuration Attributes

Within the Service Configuration level, you can view and change default application preferences as well as control which preferences users can edit themselves.

Two types of preferences for mobile applications are stored in Service Configuration:

Using Access Manager Attributes

Within the Access Manager level, you can view and change default application preferences for any organization or user.

Preferences stored here are copies of the dynamic preferences stored at the Service Configuration level. For the mobile mail application, an organizational preference is stored here also.

To Edit Identity Management Users Attributes

  1. Log in to the Access Manager administration console as the administrator.
  2. By default, Identity Management is selected in the Header frame (the top horizontal frame) and Organizations is selected in the Navigation frame (the left vertical frame).

  3. Choose Users from the View menu in the Navigation frame on the left.
  4. The list of Access Manager users appears in the Navigation frame on the left.

  5. From the UserId column, select the box next to the name of the user and click the arrow following the user’s full name.
  6. The user’s information appears in the Data frame on the right.

  7. Choose the mobile application from the View menu in the Data frame on the right.
  8. The mobile application frame with its preferences is displayed.

  9. Enter the values, if you wish to change a user’s preferences.
  10. Click Save.
  11. You can now view the new settings.


    To clear all of your values and start over, click Reset. To undo your entries, click Delete.

About Mobile Application Templates

Mobile application templates exist to establish the rules governing the storage of application preferences. The templates are represented as uniform resource locators (URLs) described in RFC 1738 published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Administrators can edit template strings to assign values to properties within the strings and to apply certain rules of use to those properties.

A template string must start with the word default followed by the pipe symbol |. The string provides the name of the template configuration and preferences that can be changed to alter the application’s behavior. These preferences are set to default values when Mobile Access is installed.

Code Example 5-1 is an example of an address book template. Template strings appear in the field as a single, long string. This example divides the template string into separate lines for readability purposes. Line breaks have been added preceding each ampersand (&).

Code Example 5-1  








The name of the template in this example is MA-AB-APP. This template includes two preferences—sortOrder and sortBy. It provides default values for them and rules permitting user definitions of these preferences.

Configuring Fax

The fax feature enables the hand held device users to send a document to a fax machine. The fax machine can be any where, including a local fax machine where the user wants the document in a printed form. In this release, we address one feature where the user can fax one or more documents that are available as a received email attachment(s).


The capability of faxing more than one e-mail attachment is dependent on the Fax Service provider. The default implementation ( does not support this feature as the Fax service provider does not allow the same.

Users can send a complete email message to the service provider which can be printed as a Fax. Users can also be able to specify a different service provider than the one that is configured, in which case, the following information shall be provided by the user:

The following limitations are applicable for this feature:

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