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8.2. Setting up a mobile device

Configuring a device for Z-Push is simply a case of adding a Microsoft Exchange or Corporate account to your connected accounts. The connection will be configured by specifiying the IP address or hostname of the server running Z-Push. Please disable SSL, unless SSL has already been setup on the Apache server. Apart from username and password some clients also ask for your domainname. This is ignored inside of Z-Push, so you can either leave it empty or give a random string for it.
Once the mobile device has been setup, it should be possible to synchronise the device simply by clicking the Sync button in your client application.

8.2.1. Android based configuration

The following steps are applicable for most Android devices:
  1. Go into your settings screen and scroll down to the accounts part. There you have to select Add account.
    Android Settings
    Figure 8.1. Android Settings

  2. Select the ActiveSync account type (in most cases Corporate or Microsoft Exchange).
    Account Type Selection
    Figure 8.2. Account Type Selection

  3. Android wants to autodiscover your ActiveSync server and needs your eMail and password for this.
    Account Details
    Figure 8.3. Account Details

  4. Afterwards you have the possibility to specify your exact username and server address if needed (would otherwise have been m.scotfield as username and as server address).
    Server Address
    Figure 8.4. Server Address

  5. As soon as you have clicked next your device will give you a popup notifying about needed policies for the server connection. You will be prompted to accept these policies later in the setup.
    Remote Administration
    Figure 8.5. Remote Administration

  6. Before accepting the sync policies you have to choose the frequency for checking the server (Push by default) as well as what to sync (for example contacts and calendar).
    Sync Frequence and other settings
    Figure 8.6. Sync Frequence and other settings

  7. If you have multiple accounts connected to your device you can also specify an identifying name for your connection.
    Optional Profile Name for the Connection
    Figure 8.7. Optional Profile Name for the Connection

  8. Finally accept the server policies.
    Accept Server Policies
    Figure 8.8. Accept Server Policies

  9. After accepting the policies for device will perform an initial sync.
    Your device has been configured
    Figure 8.9. Your device has been configured

8.2.2. Windows Mobile based configuration

The following steps are made for the Pocket PC, though still applicable for WM 5/6 or Nokia’s ‘Mail for Exchange’:
  1. Open ActiveSync and select set up your device to sync with it.
    ActiveSync introduction
    Figure 8.10. ActiveSync introduction

  2. Type the server address (without http or other URL parts).
    Server address
    Figure 8.11. Server address

  3. Specify a username and password, a domain must be specified but it is not used within Z-Push, so simply domain or some other random text can be specified. Select save password if automatic sync is preferred.
    Account details
    Figure 8.12. Account details

  4. Select which items must be synchronised.
    Synchronise options
    Figure 8.13. Synchronise options

  5. Press Finish and start synchronising by pressing Sync.

8.2.3. iPhone based configuration

The following steps are applicable for the iPhone:
  1. Open Settings and touch Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Touch Add Account… and touch Microsoft Exchange.
    Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings
    Figure 8.14. Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings

    Choice Protocol/Provider
    Figure 8.15. Choice Protocol/Provider

  3. Enter the user credentials, and touch Next.
    User settings
    Figure 8.16. User settings

  4. The device will try to contact the server. If the server is not equal to in this case, the connection will fail. If the server is not configured for SSL connections, the connection will fail too. The iPhone has SSL enabled by default.
  5. A new option field Server will pop up. Enter the correct server address or IP if necessary.
    Extra server field
    Figure 8.17. Extra server field

  6. If SSL is not available the connection will fail to be established. Touch Save in order to keep the current account settings. Go to the just created account and touch Account info and disable Use SSL.
    Save settings
    Figure 8.18. Save settings

Account settings
Figure 8.19. Account settings