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Afaria 7 for Administrators and Architects

An Afaria Administrator is the person that operates the Afaria Server via the Afaria Administration console.  The Administrator Console is the Afaria Server “interface”, a Web UI that you can access with any supported Web browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari, IE, etc.) on many popular devices including the iPad.  Afaria uses role-based access policies to control user rights.  The rights are associated with functions in the user interface and with individual Afaria Tenants.  You can also define server configuration, set roles for the administrators, manage devices, groups, and policies, and monitor system activity.

Getting Started

You can find a variety of information related to Afaria 7 On Premise (SP4 and SP5) documentation at help.sap.com/mobile:


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Afaria Architecture

Afaria uses a distributed architecture that provides complete functionality and enterprisegrade security while managing mobile devices and computers.

The architecture uses the enterprise network behind your firewall for components that require the highest security, uses the DMZ for proxy components, and uses public entities in the Internet for publicly available services, such as commercial application markets.

Review Afaria Reference Landsacape Architecture: End-to-end Architecture for a productive Afaria landscape.

Afaria Administration

Learn the basic navigation within the Afaria Administrative Console and leverage dashboard views to quickly monitor important activity.  You will also learn menus and icons to change views and setup administrative roles to control access to various features.

Please watch the following videos for a quick introduction to Afaria MDM, followed by Experience Afaria video.

Setting up your Afaria Environment

The below How-To Guides will help you get started with your Afaria Environment:

  • Pre-requisites for Afaria Server Installation
    This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and complete prerequisites, and to be ready to install and configure Afaria Server on a standalone server or workstation. A user who is familiar with basic knowledge of SQL Server 2008 and Windows 2008 Server configuration settings should perform the tasks outlined in this guide.

  • Afaria Server Installation
    In a continuation of the steps described in the above guide, this guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to successfully install and configure Afaria Server and its components.
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