[ngw] [External] GW 18 Mobility, IOS13 and printing

Joe Brugaletta JBrugaletta at braytonlaw.com
Tue Oct 27 19:58:48 UTC 2020

I use LE and automated the process.. wish I remembered how I set it up though ;) I'll see if I can figure it out. 

>>> "Marvin Huffaker" <mhuffaker at redjuju.com> 10/26/2020 7:42 PM >>>
You can use Letsencrypt to obtain a free cert and install on GMS.  To be honest, it's a hassle because you have to renew it every 90 days and then copy it into the gms .pem files.   I prefer to just suck it up and use a purchased 3rd party cert that I can install and forget about.   If you use a wildcard cert it's more flexible and can be used for multiple systems at your company.
>>> "Craig Meads" <craigm at cwise.co.nz> 10/26/2020 8:21 PM >>>
GW Mobility

Over the weekend I upgraded a small user to OES2018 and GW18.2. I also installed GW Mobilty 18.2 on SLES 12SP5 to a spare i5 unit hehad. He only has about 10 users, of which two have the latest iPhones with IOS 13.7 on them.

Mobility is working fine with their Android Devices such as the Samsung S10.

With the Apple devices I am aware that there are certificate issues. Is GW Mobility capable of generating a certificate that can be used? I have seen Dsapp, but I believe it has been obsoleted, but I did try it, but without success. I may have done something wrong, however. I generated a key called mobility.cer but on the device (my android as a test unit) it said it needed a private key, but would not give me the option to enter one. The message would flash up then disappear.

Is there a better solution than mucking around with third party certificates for only two users? And if we have to purchase third party certificates, how do we incorporate them into GW Mobility? And then down to the devices?


The client had been on GW18.0. They would receive orders containing XML files, and they would print them out. The font was quite large and readable. In the GW18.2 client, when repeating the same process, the font is small and contains header lines. Adjusting the "Print Options" in the dialog box does not seem to have any effect, except to make things smaller if we choose a larger font size. I have put them back to 18.0 in the meantime, and that is a workaround. However I will need to come up with a proper solution. Any ideas?

As an aside, the client was coming up from SLES11/OES2015SP1 and is the fourth upgrade out of five where the upgrade fails on updating then bringing up the eDirectory. I had to nuke, and then restore files.

Many thanks

Craig Meads

11 Gover St, PO Box 279
New Plymouth 4340, New Zealand
Ph 64 6 7575767
Mob 64 21 420521

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