Showing posts with label Mobile access in SharePoint 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mobile access in SharePoint 2013. Show all posts

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Disabling mobile page redirection in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 is supported for mobile devices and it will detect the request from mobile devices according to the request it will changes the URL of the page automatically. Mobile view is different from the desktop view in SharePoint. SharePoint is having complete different controls for mobile pages.

We are having Microsoft.SharePoint.MobileControl namespaces for mobile pages which inherits from System.Web.UI.MobileControls namespace. Whenever mobile device request is detected, it will redirected to mobile devices optimized version pages. By default these pages will be located in “_layouts/mobile” folder. By default the team site redirects mobile home page “_layouts/mobile/mblwp.aspx”. We can customize the home page for the mobile devices.

We can restrict redirection for mobile pages, by adding the below lines in web.config file System.web for SharePoint web application

<result type="System.Web.Mobile.MobileCapabilities, System.Web.Mobile,            Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=d04e4d2a43f43d3e"/>

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

SharePoint 2013 - Configure external access for sharepoint sites through mobile devices

We can access the SharePoint sites from mobile devices by using mobile browser or rich client application. To access the site from external devices we need to enable external access. We can configure the external access in three methods,

Reverse proxy server: In this method, reverse proxy server enables us to publish the SharePoint sites on the firewall. To do this we need to configure the reverse proxy server and publish the SharePoint site in that reverse proxy server. After publishingthe site collection , we have to configure the alternate access mapping to the SharePoint site. We have to add that SharePoint site to a zone that allows the cross-firewall access. We configure the cross-firewall access by using the steps below. We need to have the farm admin access to configure the cross-firewall access zone.

Navigate to System Settings in SharePoint Central Application.

Select “Configure cross firewall access zone” in System settings page Farm Management section.

Select the web application to be published the firewall in Cross Firewall Access Zone page Web Application section.

Select the zone that to be published across the firewall in Zone selection for cross firewall access list in Cross Firewall Access Zone section.

Mobile proxy server: Mobile proxy servers pass the mobile browser access directly from SharePoint 2013. This method helps mobile devices work within company IT infrastructure.

Direct access through internet: Here we can place the SharePoint site in extranet and we can access the site by passing the URL directly. Only basic authentication supports this method. Using policy safeguards with the combination of technology is recommended in this method.