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Old 04-23-2009, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question S/MIME install over the air - is this possible

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RIM now has released the S/MIME package free

This allows a user to read and recieve smime message if they have PKI certificates.

You can download the package and through desktop manager 'install' the smime package.

QUESTION: Can this be done over the air? If my users do not want to install desktop manager , sync it via a computer etc etc...

Can we somehow update or install onto the BB without connecting to a computer.

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Is there a .cod and .alx file for the package? If so you can deploy the application wirelessly, search RIM's KB articles and you will find the instructions. View Document

As far as I know the S/MIME package is part of the BB OS and that is something you can't deploy wirelessly.
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Thanks - the SMIME is an addon to the OS yes. RIM is has released this package as free now. I will have to see if a .cod or .alx exist for it.

They provide a download for it as a EXE that installs on the desktop, then you use desktop manager to push it on the device.

All rather difficult to just read a signed email. So, if I can find a cod or alx that allows over the air install it will be easier for customers.

Not sure where to start looking for this though.
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For OTA you need a .COD and a .JAD

I don't know if the .JAD was included in the download from RIM, or I wrote my own, but once you have those two it installs OTA just fine.

Also S/MIME has been an option on ever OS install I've done since they announced S/MIME was free to download. I haven't noted any significant differences in the operation of OS included version (which matches the OS version) and the downloaded version which is either 4.1, 4.2? can't remember.
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For OTA you need a .COD and a .JAD
That's right... I'm so use to pushing apps out wirelessly from my BES :( I just setup software configs/assign and off it goes.

I don't like to rely on my users to go download the apps themselves... Besides it just makes it easier for them.

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Ya, coincidently I set that up as a demonstration that it was possible, but not nearly ideal. So much of my day: "Yes you can do that, but you really don't want to." "I don't believe you do it anyway" "Here you go, fruit of days of labour." "This really sucks, do it some other way." <sigh>
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