Administration Settings

In Administration SETTINGS you can configure your shared workspace by setting properties and enabling features on the Mobile Center server.

When using the Early access features for multiple projects, some of the settings may be controlled globally by the operator. For details, see Project Management.

Select a category from the left panel. After you modify the settings in a specific section, click Verify and Save and wait for the server to acknowledge your changes. To erase the changes that you made, click Discard Changes in the top right of the screen.

Note: Some of the properties and settings are only available for Trial, Enterprise, and Ultimate license types. For details, see Mobile Center editions.

You can set properties in the following areas:


This section lets you configure general settings, such as compatibility validation, lock duration (for consecutive failed logins on the account and for idle devices), password expiration time, and the string for Single Sign-On logins.

In this section you also set your preferences for data collection. One type of data collection is for the purpose of evaluating the usage of your lab resources. You can download CSV reports from the console containing reservation, device, app, and job information. Another type of data collection is internally used by Micro Focus to improve the product, in accordance with the company’s privacy policy.

The default password expiration is 180 days. Twenty days before the expiration date, Mobile Center issues a warning to the user to change the password. A "0" value indicates no expiration date. To prevent users from being locked out after entering a wrong password three times, set the Lock duration to "0".

If a user's password expires or if a user forgets their password, an administrator can reset it from the User Management page, or scripts. For details, see Manage user accounts with scripts.

The Single Sign-on Init string is mandatory for integration with the ALM extension for Mobile Center. Paste in the value of the COMMUNICATION_SECURITY_PASSPHRASE flag from the ALM Site Administration. If you leave this field empty, single sign-on will not work. For details, see Open the Mobile Center wizard.

Proxy setting (web access)

The Proxy settings let you specify the name, port, and credentials of the proxy server for the extended services.

When using the Early access features for multiple projects, this settings is controlled globally by the operator.

Device reservation

This section lets you set the default reservation duration and extension times.

Android/ iOS packaging service

To enable record and replay functionality when testing certain apps, you need to repackage them with Mobile Center libraries. These sections allow you to specify the host machine, port, and protocol for the Android and iOS packagers. For details, see App packaging and signing services.

For iOS, use the Add Service button to add other packaging services in addition to the primary one. For these additional services, you also indicate the workspace that will use this service. Use the Remove button to remove packaging services that you added. You cannot remove the primary service. For information on how to distribute the signing services, see View and manage connectors. This capability is only available for Trial, Ultimate, and Enterprise type licenses.

Amazon Device Farm integration

Amazon Device Farm (ADF) integration lets you use devices from the Amazon farm for testing purposes.

In this section, you provide the AWS security credentials. If you created a project that you want to use through the EC2 interface, specify its name here.

For details, see AWS Device Farm integration or follow the links to the AWS documentation in this pane.


  • These settings override any other settings that you may have defined for your test in the EC2 instance.
  • When you disable ADF integration, the change may take up to 10 minutes to take effect.
  • AWS Device Farm integration is not supported for iOS due to ADF iOS connection restrictions. For a list of all the limitations, see the Readme.
User permissions

As administrator, you can indicate whether or not the non-admin users in your workspace, will be able to:

  • Restart a device
  • Reconnect a device
  • Remove a disconnected device
  • Upload an app
  • Install an app
  • Delete an app

By default, users have permissions to perform all of the above actions.

Production Usage (AppPulse Integration)

In this section, you enable AppPulse Mobile integration. AppPulse Mobile lets you know how your users really experience your app, and identify the problems that influence most users or affect functionality in a critical way.

To prepare your machine for working with AppPulse Mobile, see Configure Mobile Center to work with AppPulse Mobile (for administrator)

For details on using AppPulse, see View AppPulse Mobile analytics.

Tip: You must click Save in each section to which you made changes, to make your selections effective.

Security Scan (FoD integration)

FoD (Fortify On Demand) lets you scan and assess the security of your app at all stages of development. In this section, you enable the FoD integration.

All fields in this section are mandatory, except for the Tenant time zone. For details, see Security Scan.

Crowd Testing (Ubertesters integration)

Ubertesters integration helps you perform crowd testing, by allowing you to monitor and manage your mobile beta testers and the testing process.

In this section, you enable and configure the Ubertesters integration. For details, see Crowd Testing.

App X-Ray (SafeDK integration)

SafeDK offers proprietary technology and an SDK Marketplace to support the mobile app development cycle.

In this section, you can enable the SafeDK integration. For details, see App X-Ray.

Network Virtualization integration

This section lets you specify the NV Test Manager machine information, its authentication token, and the protocol to use (HTTP or HTTPS).

For details about these settings, see Set up Network Virtualization integration in Mobile Center.

For information on how to set up your machine and devices, see Network Virtualization integration.

LDAP integration

Organizations that use LDAP to manage their user accounts, can let users access Mobile Center with their LDAP credentials.

For guidelines for working with LDAP users, see LDAP users . To use secure LDAP (SSL), see Configuring Mobile Center for secure LDAP.

When using the Early access features for multiple projects, some of these settings are controlled globally by the operator.

Considerations when using LDAP:

  • When you change the Enable/Disable settings, you must restart the Mobile Center server for them to take effect.
  • If you are upgrading to Mobile Center 3.0 from a version of Mobile Center earlier than version 2.20, you must change the user's password before configuring the LDAP settings. Select Change Password from the user drop down in the masthead.
  • The User Search Filter setting indicates the form of the LDAP query used to find a user during login. It must include the pattern {0}, which is replaced with the user name when a user logs into the Cloud Service Management Console. If you specify CN={0}, it uses the CN to log in. If you specify mail = {0}, it uses the email.
  • When you enable or disable LDAP, all non-LDAP users, excluding, will be deleted. To retain your existing users, export them prior to enabling or disabling LDAP.

SRF Device Lab integration

This section lets you enable integration with the StormRunner Function (SRF) device lab and specify the Oauth2 credential needed to access the devices.

Genymotion integration

This section lets you specify the GMTool path to allow integration with Genymotion cloud devices. For details, see Genymotion cloud integration.

Service Virtualization (SV) integration

This section lets you enable Service Virtualization (SV) instrumentation when uploading apps.

This integration allows you to virtualize you sensors, APIs, and devices.

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