Getting Started

On your device (smartphone, tablet etc.) download and install the aXes Mobile App from the App Store or Play Store. (To find the application, search for 'aXes Mobile'). Then:

Start the App.

Then create an aXes terminal session:

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Android

Touch Plus.

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Select Add aXes Terminal to add an aXes terminal session.

Touch Overflow:

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Touch Edit Mode:

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Add aXes Terminal:

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In Edit aXes Terminal Session:

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Fill in the Title, Host, and Port. The host must be the ip address, or the fully qualified host name.

If applicable, also fill in the aXes definition set (your aXes project) and, if applicable, select SSL.

Below Login Credential, touch Settings:

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The New Credential screen should be displayed. If it is not, touch Plus to display it.

Add an IBM i user profile and password:

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On the Details tab, enter the user profile and password.

The Host List entry is automatically filled in for you.

Touch the Description tab and add a description and an identifier. (Make a note of the identifier – you will use it later as the "credential identifier").

Touch Done twice to get back out.

Select the aXes Terminal Session you have created. It will automatically sign on.

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If you want to check or edit the details of your aXes Terminal Session (or delete it):

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Android

Touch the Overflow menu at the top:

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Choose Edit

Touch Edit Mode:

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Then select your session to display or edit the details of the Terminal Session definition.

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If you want to check or edit the user profile information:

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Android

Touch Home:

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And then Settings:

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Touch Settings:

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And then Manage Credentials, and select the credential you want to edit.

Things You Can Immediately Do with aXes Mobile

You can leave multiple sessions open, and switch between them.

You can switch sessions using the main menu, or the live sessions menu which is accessed from this icon:

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The advantage of having several live sessions open is that you don't lose your place and have to re-navigate. Switching is quick and easy.

If you close a session, aXes Mobile will automatically sign you back on the next time you want to use it.

You can touch the function and Enter keys at any time – whether or not you are currently editing an input field.

You can set up your aXes sessions, with appropriate user profiles, the way you want, and have them remembered.

Alternatively, the administrator can set up a standard combination of aXes session definitions, websites, and document libraries and make it available to all users as a url on an email. In this way all users can start off with a standard aXes Mobile menu without any configuring.

For more details, see Appendix 1- Exporting Menus and Making a Standard Menu.

Adding a Document Library

A document library is a link to a directory on the IFS.

You can create and store notes, images etc. locally and then, when a connection is available to the IBM i, you can upload the local files. You can also download from the IFS, and synchronize your local folder with the IFS folder.

(This feature uses the Longreach product which must be installed and operational.)

Touch Plus in the main menu (or Edit in Android), and select Add Document Library.

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Server URL

This property has to be of the form:

http://<>:<>/service/longreach.jsp

where

<> is the ip address of the host

<> is the port, and is usually 6563

Root Folder (Remote System)

This property needs to point to a location the user is authorized to, both on the IBM i and by Longreach authorization configuration.

The default Longreach user profile is authorized to this directory on the IFS:

/longreachdata/user/<>

The name is case-sensitive, so check that the name in the aXes Mobile Document Library setting matches what you see on the IFS on the IBM i.

Note: If you need to check the LongReach configuration settings, they are usually on the IFS in: \longreach\jsm\instance\system\httpd.xml.

More details about LongReach configuration are available in the LongReach_Administrator_Guide_V1.2.pdf.

You can now refer to a library on the IFS, and download and upload files to it from the device.

Adding a Website

If the user commonly visits a website, you can add a menu item for it.

Touch Plus (or Edit in Android), and select Add Website.

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If the Keep open setting is on, the website remembers where the user was when the user switches between sessions.

If the Keep open setting is off, all websites which have this setting off will share one session. So the website may still remember where it was, unless the user switches to another website where the Keep open setting is off.

Adding a Submenu

You can organize the terminal sessions, websites, and document libraries by adding a submenu.

Touch Plus (or Edit in Android), and select Add Sub-menu.

Once the submenu is created, you can add items to it by touching it and then adding terminal sessions, websites, and document libraries.

Or you can edit the menu where you want to move items from, use the multi-select option, and then the Move option to move items into your submenu. See the next section.

Multi-Delete, Move and Copy of Menu Items

You can work with multiple menu items at once, and delete, move or copy them:

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Android

Touch the Overflow menu and touch Edit.

Then select this option:

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Then select the menu items you want to work with, and use Delete, Copy or Move.

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Touch Edit Mode:

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Then select the menu items you want to work with, and use Delete, Copy or Move.

Rearranging Menu Items by Dragging

(iOS only) In edit mode you can move menu items up and down by dragging the icon below:

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