Secure Mobile Access 100 10.2 Administration Guide

ActiveSync Authentication

Application Offloading now supports authentication for ActiveSync. Application Offloading technology delivers Web applications using Virtual Hosting and Reverse Proxy. Users still need to authenticate with the SMA appliance before accessing the backend Web application. However, the proxy avoids URL rewriting to deliver the Web applications seamlessly.

ActiveSync is a protocol used by a mobile phone’s email client to synchronize with an Exchange server. The Administrator can create an offloading portal and set the application server host to the backend Exchange server. Then, a user can use the new virtual host name in a mobile phone’s email client and synchronize with the backend Exchange server through the SMA appliance.

On iPhones/iPads running versions earlier than iOS 6.1.2, initial account synchronization might fail if a calendar contains a recurring invite.

To provide better protection for the Exchange Server, anonymous ActiveSync access is not supported in the future.

ActiveSync is managed through the Portals > Offload Web Application > Offloading > Security Settings page.

To configure ActiveSync authentication, clear Disable Authentication Controls to display the authentication fields. Select Enable ActiveSync authentication and then type the default domain name. The default domain name cannot be used when the domain name is set in the email client’s setting.

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