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Author's profile photo Tobias Hofmann

Set up an SAP Afaria 7 test environment

SAP Afaria is available as a on premise and cloud version. The on premise version can be downloaded from SMP and installed locally on Windows Server. While this gives more flexibility than the cloud version – you are in control over the environment – it also means that you have to provide and configure the environment. This isn’t easy as it is up to you to configure the Active Directory, Certificate Authority, SQL Server and the Afaria components.

In case you still are interested in setting up your own SAP Afaria on premise test system, I’ve written a set of blogs that detail each step. Following the blogs, you’ll get a landscape starting from installing Windows Server, AD, CA, SQL Server and Afaria 7. The whole environment will be installed on the same server. Therefore, you cannot really use the blogs when installing a QA or PRD system. It is only intended for your personal try-it-out system. As for the operating system: you can use a Windows Server trial version from Microsoft or use a version available at Azure, AWS, etc.

For the installation I started with the Afaria version available under the Installation section in SMP, but you can also go directly for a higher version like SP5 if you want.

The blogs:

Afaria 7 preparations

Afaria Setup 1: Windows preparations

Afaria Setup 2: Install roles – Active Directory

Afaria Setup 3: Install roles – Certificate Authority

Afaria Setup 4: Install roles – Certificate Authority – NDE

Afaria Setup 5: Install roles – Application Server

Afaria Setup 6: Configure SSL for IIS

Afaria Setup 7: Configure SSL for web application

Afaria Setup 8: Installation – SQL Server

Afaria Setup 9: Configuration – SQL Server

Afaria 7 installation

Afaria Setup 10.1 – Install Afaria 7 – Download installation package and install license

Afaria Setup 10.2 – Install Afaria 7 – Afaria Server

Afaria Setup 10.3 – Install Afaria 7 – SAP Afaria API Service and Administrator

Afaria Setup 10.4 – Install Afaria 7 – Afaria Admin

Afaria Setup 10.5 – Install Afaria 7 – Self Service Portal

Afaria Setup 10.6 -Install Afaria 7 – Enrollment Server

Afaria Setup 10.7 -Install Afaria 7 – Package Server

Afaria Setup 10.8 – Install Afaria 7 – SCEP Plugin

Help on using NDES with SCEP

Configure MSFT NDES to work with Afaria

Going to be published soon:

Afaria 7 troubleshooting

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      Author's profile photo Andreas Muno
      Andreas Muno

      Thank you, Tobias,

      for this comprehensive blog series on setting up Afaria on premise trials.

      For those customers and partners who need to set up landscapes for production, or who would like to go beyond Mobile Device Management only to include Mobile App Protection, and Mobile Content Management, I can recommend the tested and proven SAP Best Practices of the SAP Mobile Secure rapid-deployment solution (RDS). Customers and partners can download the RDS at no additional cost at  

      Author's profile photo Vikram B
      Vikram B

      Indeed a comprehensive blog that gives step by step guidelines to install and administer SAP Afaria which is a mobile device management software product that helps large organizations connect mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers to the company network, and to simplify the information technology (IT) tasks associated with buying, deploying, securing and maintaining such devices. Looking forward to see some administrative steps of configuration.

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      Author's profile photo ashish chanekar
      ashish chanekar

      Hi Tobias ,

      Thank you so much for the excellent piece of documentation. This documentation helped us lots in setting up afaria in our landscape.