If you are wanting to deliver cloudpaged applications to your end users through AppsAnywhere, you will need to link it with a cloudpaging environment. In this article, we will discover how to create a new connection to a cloudpaging environment.

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Overview

AppsAnywhere has the ability to link to any cloudpaging environment in order to deliver cloudpaged applications to end users. Once you link AppsAnywhere to a new cloudpaging environment you will be able to import applications loaded into that environment into AppsAnywhere and make them available to your users through AppsAnywhere.

Creating the connection

  1. Log into AppsAnywhere as an admin user
  2. Click on Return to Admin to access the AppsAnywhere admin portal
  3. On the navigation menu at the top of the page, go to Cloudpaging > Manage Cloudpaging Environments
  4. Click on the Add button on the top right of the page

Enter the details of your Cloudpaging environment:

Form Field NameExplanationExpected ValueExample
NameA friendly name for the connectionYou can call the connection anything you wantMy Cloudpaging Environment
License Server HostnameThe fully qualified domain name for your cloudpaging license serverIdeally, this should be a load balanced address that encompasses all of your available license serverscp-license.s2university.edu
License Server Port

The port that your license service is running on

 

This usually depends on whether you are using a secure connection or not443
Is Secure?Whether or not to use a secure connection when connecting to your license serviceBy default, cloudpaging license services are set up over a secure connectionYes
Provider KeyThe Service Provider Key that cloudpaging server uses to authenticate requestsThis can be found by logging into your cloudpaging admin interface, under Systems > Configurations > Web Service KeyAAAAAAAA-BBBB-CCCC-DDDD-EEEEEEEEEEEE
API Server URLThe URL for your cloudpaging admin interface, including the /jukeboxserver suffixIf possible, this should be a load balanced URL that encompasses all of your available admin services, but this is not essential as this is only used when you are making changes in AppsAnywhere, not for servicing end usershttps://cp-admin.s2university.edu/jukeboxserver
Directory Repository FilterIf you only want to make a subset of applications available from the cloudpaging environment, you can limit the link to a specific directory in the repository by adding them as a filter hereEnter a list of directory names, separated by semi colons. Directories must exist under the main repository path for that cloudpaging environment

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Save the connection

Once you have entered all of the relevant details of the connection, hit the Save button button

You will then be sent back to the Viewing Cloudpaging Environments page, where you should see your new connection and the following message: 

Security Considerations

The cloudpaging licensing service is responsible for granting access to applications for a particular user but has no awareness of any of the restrictions defined in, and enforced by, AppsAnywhere. In order to ensure that users have no way of circumventing the AppsAnywhere restrictions, you should ensure that your cloudpaging license service is only able to accept requests from your AppsAnywhere servers. The easiest way to manage this would be using a firewall or network access rule. 

Something To Note

The only services in your infrastructure that need to be public facing are your AppsAnywhere servers and your Paging servers