Relution Enterprise Mobility Management Suite

Software Manual

M-Way Solutions GmbH


1 Administrator’s Guide

In this part you will get to know how to use Relution from an administrators point of view. You will learn about all Relution features in the area of Mobile App Management, Mobile Device Management as well as User Managemement.

1.1 MAM

The Relution Mobile App Management makes fast, secure and targeted software distribution for mobile devices possible. Enable employees to always keep their mobile software up to date, as conveniently as possible – with a company-owned app store.

In this section you will find information about how to use the Enterprise App Store and provide your employees with the newest and best apps.

Click on one of the subtopics on the left to navigate to the appropriate section.

1.1.1 How to get new app store users onboard

Precondition: You are in the group “Administrator” or “Appstore Manager”.

In order to enable a mobile user to download apps from the Relution Enterprise App Store (EAS), the administrator has to perform the following steps:

  1. Add a user to the Relution system (see 1.5.2 Creating new users)
  2. Make sure this user has at least the “AppStore User” role (see 1.5.3 Add users to groups)
  3. Tell the user his login credentials as well as the link to download the Relution App (see 1.1.6 Getting the Relution app)
  4. Provide one or more apps in the Relution App Store view (see 1.1.1 Upload an app)
  5. You can use Relution’s powerful App Release Workflow to put apps in specific states (development, test, release, see 1.1.8 Create an app review workflow)

1.1.2 Upload an app

Precondition: You are in the group “Administrator” or “Appstore Manager”.

  1. Login to Relution.

  2. Go to to “App Store”, press “Apps”.

  3. Press the “Add” button on the top left corner of your screen.

  1. Chose your app on the file chooser or use the drag & drop feature. You can add .ipa (iOS app), .apk (Android app), .appx (Windows app) files, Web-Apps (.zip) or Weblinks or you can import apps from the public Google Play Store, Apple App Store or Windows Store.

  1. You will be forwarded to the detail page of the uploaded version of the application where you can add further details like a description, changelog and the release status, which will be explained in the following section. If you choose native app, a part of the required information is filled in automatically by Relution like the app name, type or version. After you have saved the changes you have made to the details you will be redirected to the app overview page shown below.

  1. This page contains general information about the app and all versions which were uploaded. You are also able to access the history of the app which contains information about changes to the details or version changes. The “Archive” tab holds all previously uploaded versions of the app which are not in one of the three main states anymore.

    The shown information tab allows you to set permissions for each release status of the app. Usually each release status holds one version of the app.

    Depending on the permissions (which are essentially a set of groups or users that are allowed to see the app) the app may not be available to certain users.

    If you don’t set any permissions, Relution will use these following default settings for each release status:

    Default settings:

    • On status “Release” the app is visible for the following groups within the organisation: Appstore User, App Reviewer, Developer, Appstore Manager, Administrator
    • On status “Review” the app is visible for the following groups within the organisation: App Reviewer, Appstore Manager, Administrator
    • On the status “Development” the app is visible for the following groups within the organisation: App Reviewer, Developer , Appstore Manager, Administrator
    • On the status “Archive” the App is visible for the following groups within the organisation: Appstore Manager, Administrator
  2. Press “Save” and your app will appear in the list of apps for the defined user groups.

1.1.3 Upload different versions of an app

Precondition: You are in the group “Administrator”, “Appstore Manager” or “Device Manager”.

  1. Login.

  2. Go to “App Store”, press “Apps” and click on the app in the app list which should receive a new version, you will be forwarded to the app’s detail page.

  3. Press the “Add new version” button.

  1. Upload a new version of your app by choosing a file via the available button or by using the drag and drop feature to drag the file and drop it inside the dialog window.

  1. If necessary, you can edit your app version’s detail data on the upcoming page or just skip to section 6 and press the “Save” button if no changes are required.

    Please note that by default there can only be one version of an app in each status. Only the archive state is capable of holding multiple app versions.

    If you set the status of the new app version to a status which an existing version is already assigned to, the previous version will be automatically moved to status “Archive”.

  1. Once you’re done press “Save”.

  2. The new version of your application is now visible under the configured state