Relution Files


For iOS, Relution offers the possibility to integrate local file shares, also called network drives, via SMB and WebDAV. By connecting to e.g. school or corporate server solutions, relevant documents and content can be accessed and data and work results can be stored securely on a central server.

Advantages of Relution Files

Data should not be stored in an unsecured cloud with servers outside the EU if GDPR-compliant work is required. Likewise, it is advisable not to store data directly on devices if devices are used by multiple user. Saving and storing documents on your own local servers via Relution Files ensures data security and data sovereignty for all users.

Configure local network drives for Relution Files

Local file shares can be set up in Relution in two ways:

Manually configure Relution Files in the Relution Agent

Under File Shares in the Relution Agent app for iOS, network drives can be set up under Add Share. To do this, one configures the following input fields:

  • Server URLs
  • User name (or user ID)
  • password
  • Optional: Single Sign On (this uses the current Relution user of the devices).

The server URLs have to be entered in a submenu as follows:

  • for SMB in server/shareformat
  • for WebDAV as path server/path/.

Furthermore the following settings are important:

  • https:// for WebDAV.
  • For SMB after the server, a share must be specified.
  • According to protocol specifications, sub paths are not allowed neither supported with SMB (//server/path/subpath/subpath).

This hides the fields already configured via Relution on the server side. An exception is the username, which is displayed for control purposes but cannot be changed. This way, users cannot see the server URLs.

By pressing the Add button, a maximum of five additional server URLs can be set up. This is only possible, if there is no policy configuration with file shares on the devices.

After adding or changing an entry, the validity of the entries is automatically checked (connection to the servers is established). As soon as the connection is established, a green check mark appears next to the URL as confirmation. Otherwise the URL, username or password is not correct.

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Automatic configuration of Relution Files via policies

To save users from manually entering server and share names, the parameters expected by the Relution Agent can be passed via policy configuration. This is done by adding the Relution Files configuration to an iOS policy. The configuration must contain the following parameters:

  • server/share URL in the format server/share.
    • For WebDAV, https:// must be specified.
    • For SMB, a share must be specified after the server.
  • username (here you can also use the known Relution placeholders like ${})
  • Password.
  • Alternatively Single Sign On:
    • With the currently used access data of the users with one-time password entry in Relution (also possible in Relution Shared Device mode without password entry).
    • The configured shares are available immediately.
    • When a new user logs in the Relution Shared Device mode, the shares are reconfigured, so that the connection to the share of the previous user is no longer available for new users.

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