Secure Mobile Access 100 10.2 Administration Guide

Supported Application Deployment Considerations

Be aware of these installation and general feature caveats when using application offloading and HTTP(S) bookmarks with the following software applications:

  • SharePoint
    • SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2010 are supported with application offloading, but not with HTTP(S) bookmarks.
  • Outlook Anywhere
    • SMA with Application Offloading.
    • Outlook Anywhere uses Microsoft’s MS-RPCH proprietary protocol that could conflict with normal HTTP(S) protocol.

Application Offloading is only supported on SharePoint 2013 and with any application using HTTP/HTTPS. Secure Mobile Access has limited support for applications using Web services and no support for non-HTTP protocols wrapped within HTTP.

The application should not contain hard-coded self-referencing URLs. If these are present, the Application Offloading proxy must rewrite the URLs. Because Web site development does not usually conform to HTML standards, the proxy can only do a best-effort translation when rewriting these URLs. Specifying hard-coded, self-referencing URLs is not recommended when developing a Web site because content developers must modify the Web pages whenever the hosting server is moved to a different IP or hostname.

For example, if the backend application has a hard-coded IP address and scheme within URLs as follows. Application Offloading must rewrite the URL.

<a href="http://1.1.1.1/doAction.cgi?test=foo">

This can be done by enabling the Enable URL Rewriting for self-referenced URLs setting for the Application Offloading Portal, but all the URLs might not be rewritten, depending on how the Web application has been developed. (This limitation is usually the same for other vendors employing reverse proxy mode.)

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