Mobile Device Connector installation

To install the Mobile Device Connector component for ESET Security Management Center Server, please complete following steps.



Mobile Device Connector must be accessible from the Internet so that mobile devices can be managed at all times regardless of their location.



We recommend that you deploy your MDM component on a host device separate from the one ESMC Server is hosted on.

1.Visit the ESET Security Management Center download section to download a standalone installer for this ESMC component (mdmcore_x64.msi).

2.Please read the prerequisites first and make sure all are met.

3.Run the Mobile Device Connector installer and accept the EULA if you agree with it.

4.Click Browse, navigate to the location of your SSL certificate for communication via HTTPS, type in the password for this certificate.

5.Specify MDM hostname: this is the public domain or public IP address of your MDM server as it is reachable by mobile devices from the Internet.



MDM hostname must be entered in the same form as specified in your HTTPS Server certificate, otherwise the iOS mobile device will refuse to install MDM Profile. For example, if there is an IP address specified in the HTTPS certificate, type in this IP address into the MDM hostname field. In case FQDN is specified (e.g. in the HTTPS certificate, enter this FQDN in MDM hostname field. Also, if there is a wildcard * used (e.g. * in HTTPS certificate, you can use in the MDM hostname field.

6.The installer now needs to connect to an existing database that which will be used by Mobile Device Connector. Specify the following connection details:

Database: MySQL Server/MS SQL Server/MS SQL Server via Windows Authentication

ODBC Driver: MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver/MySQL ODBC 5.2 Unicode Driver/MySQL ODBC 5.3 Unicode Driver/MySQL ODBC 8.0 Unicode Driver/SQL Server/SQL Server Native Client 10.0/ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server/ODBC Driver 13 for SQL Server/ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server

Database name: We recommend that you use the predefined name or change it if required.

Hostname: hostname or the IP address of your database server

Port: used for connection to the database server

Database admin account Username/Password

Use Named Instance - If you are using MS SQL database, you can also select the Use Named Instance check box. This will allow you to use custom database instance, you can set it in the Hostname field in the form HOSTNAME\DB_INSTANCE for example:\ESMC7SQL . For clustered database use only the clustername. If this option is selected, you cannot change which port will be used, system will use default ports determined by Microsoft.



When you select the Use Named Instance check box, you can connect the ESMC Server also to MS SQL database that is installed in a Failover Cluster. In Hostname field, enter the cluster name.



You can use the same database server you are using for ESMC database, but it is recommended to use a different DB server if you are planning to enroll more than 80 mobile devices.

7.Specify user for newly created Mobile Device Connector database. You can Create new user or Use existing database user. Type in the password for the database user.

8.Enter Server host (name or IP address of your ESMC Server) and Server port (default port is 2222, if you are using different port, then replace the default port with your custom port number).

9.Connect the MDM Connector to the ESMC Server. Fill in the Server host and Server port required for connection to the ESMC Server and select either Server Assisted installation or Offline Installation to proceed:

oServer assisted installation - Provide ESMC Web Console administrator credentials and the installer will download the required certificates automatically. Also check the permissions required for server-assisted installation.

1.Enter your Server host - name or IP address of your ESMC Server and Web Console port (leave default port 2223 if you are not using custom port). Also, provide Web Console administrator account credentials - Username/Password.

2.When asked to Accept the Certificate, click Yes. Continue to step 11.

oOffline installation - Provide a Proxy certificate and Certification Authority which can be exported from ESET Security Management Center. Alternatively, you can use your custom certificate and appropriate Certification Authority.

1.Click Browse next to the Peer certificate and navigate to the location of your Peer certificate location (this is the Proxy certificate you have exported from ESMC). Leave the Certificate password text field blank as this certificate does not require a password.

2.Repeat the procedure for Certificate Authority and  continue to step 11.        



If you are using custom certificates with ESMC (instead of the default ones that were automatically generated during ESET Security Management Center installation), these should be used when you are prompted to supply a Proxy certificate.

10. Specify destination folder for Mobile Device Connector (we recommend using default), click Next, then Install.

11. After the installation is complete, check if the Mobile Device Connector is running correctly by opening https://your-mdm-hostname:enrollment-port (for example in your web browser or from mobile device. If the installation was successful, you will see following message: MDM Server up and running!

12. You can now activate MDM from ESET Security Management Center.