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App Portal 2013–Post Installation Tasks

August 28, 2013

 

We have successfully prepared the environment and installed all of the components for the Flexera App Portal 2013.  Now we need to set the license file and connect the App Portal to the deployment environment (SCCM 2012 in this example).

Configuring Licensing

  • On the server which has the App Portal Website installed, launch Internet Explorer and connect to http://%computername%/ESD (e.g. http://FLEXAP/ESD).
  • When prompted to install the Internet Explorer Add-On, click Install.
  • You should see an App Portal web page appear with a pop-up window stating that your evaluation expired or that you are missing a license file.  Click the Add/Update license File link.

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  • Click the Browse button, navigate to and select the .license file and then click Open.
  • Click Upload License.  Once you receive Upload Complete, click the Continue button.

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  • You should now be at the Welcome to the App Portal! website.

Performing Basic App Portal Configuration

Now that we’ve added the license file we need to set basic security settings, connect it to our SCCM environment, and select our licensing collections.

Setting App Portal Permissions

Permissions for the App Portal are separated into two groups: Admin Security and Catalog Security.  Admin Security is used to define which users and groups can access and change administrative settings in the App Portal under the Admin tab.  Catalog Security is used to set which users and groups can access and change App Portal catalog items.

  • In the App Portal Menu, under Site Management, select Admin Security.
  • Click Add User / Group.

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  • Enter the user or group you wish to add and then click Search.  Select the group name and set each right to Read / Write / Delete and then click Assign Rights.

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  • Click Save back in the App Portal Website. This has granted full permissions to the user or group you defined.

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  • Now click on Catalog Security, which is located under the Site Management sub-menu.
  • Click Add User / Group. Search for and select the user or group you wish to add.  Under Assign rights, set the following: Browse Catalog (View); Request on Behalf (Yes); Manage All Requests (Remove); Support Tools (View); Reporting (View); New Computer Deployment (Yes); Request Filters (Yes). Now click the Assign Rights button.

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  • Click the Save button back in the App Portal Website.  You’ve now granted the user or group full permissions to the App Portal catalog.

Connecting to SCCM 2012

We are now ready to connect the App Portal to the SCCM 2012 environment.

  • On the Admin tab, under the App Portal Menu, expand Site Management and select Settings.

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  • In the right pane, click the Deployment tab.  Under the Deployment tab, select the SCCM 2012 sub-tab.

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  • Enter the name, database server, database name, and site code of your CAS (or single primary) in the provided fields and then click the Test button.  You should receive a message box stating your settings are valid, click OK.

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  • Under User / Computer relationship set the desired relationship for your environment.  For this example, we will be using User Device Affinity, so I will select Use User Affinity.
  • Click Save and then click on the Common sub-tab.
  • Under Syncing Users and Syncing Computers select SCCM 2012.
  • Select SCCM 2012 for Evaluating collection membership.  Do the same for Inventory.

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  • Click the Save button.  Now click the Sync Data Now button.

Setting the License Collection

  • Under Site Management, select Settings.  Click on the Web Site tab and ensure that the General sub-tab is selected.
  • For Licensed Collection, select the SCCM collection for the devices that will access the App Portal.  Then click the Save button.

We’ve completed the post implementation tasks.  From this point we can begin customizing the App Portal for our environment and populating it will packages, applications, task sequences, etc…

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