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Installing the BlackBerry Connectivity Node to connect to the company directory and enable secure connectivity features

The BlackBerry Connectivity Node is a collection of BlackBerry UEM Cloud components that you can install on a dedicated computer to enable additional features. The following components are included in the BlackBerry Connectivity Node:

Component

Purpose

BlackBerry Cloud Connector

The BlackBerry Cloud Connector allows BlackBerry UEM Cloud to access your organization's company directory. You can create directory user accounts by searching for and importing user data from the directory. BlackBerry UEM Cloud must be able to access your company directory if you want to connect to Microsoft Azure. User data is synchronized with the directory daily. BlackBerry UEM Cloud must be able to access your company directory if you want to use SCEP.

Directory users can use their directory credentials to access BlackBerry UEM Self-Service. If you assign an administrative role to directory users, the users can also use their directory credentials to log into the management console.

BlackBerry Proxy

BlackBerry Proxy maintains a secure connection between your organization and the BlackBerry Dynamics NOC, which allows BlackBerry Dynamics apps to communicate securely with your organization's resources behind the firewall. It also supports BlackBerry Dynamics Direct Connect, which allows app data to bypass the BlackBerry Dynamics NOC. For more information, see Configuring BlackBerry UEM Cloud to support BlackBerry Dynamics apps. .

BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus

BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus gives users access to work resources behind your organization’s firewall while ensuring the security of data using standard protocols and end-to-end encryption. For more information, see "Using BlackBerry Secure Connect Plus for secure connections to work resources" in the Administration content.

BlackBerry Secure Gateway

The BlackBerry Secure Gateway provides iOS devices that use the MDM controls activation type with a secure connection to your organization’s mail server through the BlackBerry Infrastructure. For more information, see "iOS: Email profile settings" in the Administration content.

BlackBerry Gatekeeping Service

The BlackBerry Gatekeeping Service makes it easier to control which devices can access Exchange ActiveSync. For more information, see Controlling which devices can access Exchange ActiveSync.

The installation and activation files for the BlackBerry Connectivity Node are available in the management console. You can use these files to install new instances of the BlackBerry Connectivity Node and upgrade existing instances. It is recommended that you upgrade existing instances of the BlackBerry Connectivity Node after a roll out of a new version of BlackBerry UEM Cloud.