Connect to Cloud Storage

SmartDeploy can leverage your cloud storage provider for deployments to devices on and off of your local network. To use this feature, you'll need to authenticate to your provider within the SmartDeploy Console. 

Note: By authenticating to your cloud storage provider, you're allowing SmartDeploy to access your files. Your cloud storage provider credentials are not saved as part of this process; instead a token is saved and used to reauthenticate against the service during deployment. This token expires after an amount of time that is determined by the cloud storage provider. When it expires, your answer file will need to be re-created.

 

Dropbox, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive 

Note: For instructions on how to authenticate to Box, click here or scroll down. 


Sign in to Your Cloud Storage Provider 

  1. Open and sign in to the SmartDeploy Console.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the cloud icon.
  3. Click Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive.
  4. When your default browser loads, provide the user name and password for your cloud storage provider.
    Note: If you are already signed in, you'll be prompted to click Allow to grant SmartDeploy access.
  5. After you've signed in to your cloud storage provider, return to the SmartDeploy Console. 
  6. Click OK to close the cloud storage provider menu.
    Note: You'll notice that the cloud icon will change to match the logo of your cloud storage provider after you've successfully authenticated.



Box

Step 1: Grant SmartDeploy Access to Your Enterprise Box Account
Note: To integrate Box storage with SmartDeploy, at minimum a Starter Business plan from Box is required. 

Before you authenticate in the SmartDeploy Console, follow these steps to grant SmartDeploy access to your Box subscription:
 

  1. Sign in to Box as a Box Administrator.
  2. In the left menu, click Admin Console.
  3. In the Admin Console menu, click Enterprise Settings. 
  4. On the Enterprise Settings page, click the Apps tab. 
  5. Scroll down to the Custom Applications section, and then click Authorize New App. 
  6. Enter the API Key for the SmartDeploy Box application: kr62znf8pog6o6tqaixig3aey2kpvtjy  
  7. In the App Authorization dialog box, click Authorize.  
  8. In the left menu, click Account & Billing.  
  9. Make note of the Enterprise ID. This ID will be required by SmartDeploy when authenticating with Box.  
  10. To revoke SmartDeploy access from your enterprise, click Disable app authorization or Delete app authorization and users under Custom Applications.



(Optional) View the SmartDeploy Account
Note: The first time that SmartDeploy authenticates with your enterprise, it will create a user account named SmartDeploy. The Storage Quota for this account will be set to Unlimited by default. SmartDeploy will use this user account to store all Platform Packs, images, Deployment Packages, and applications.
 

  1. Sign in to Box as a Box Administrator.
  2. In the left menu, click Admin Console. 
  3. Click Users & Groups. 
  4. Locate the SmartDeploy AppUser, click on the ellipses, and then click Log in to this Account. 
  5. Under All Files, there should be a SmartDeploy folder and associated subfolders.
     

Step 2: Sign In to Your Box Account 
 

  1. Open and sign in to the SmartDeploy Console.
  2. In the top-right corner, click the cloud icon.
  3. Click Box.
  4. Type your Enterprise ID, and then click OK. 



Known Issues

  • Certain tiers of Box.com plans include advanced security settings for content creation. One of these settings, under Enterprise Settings | Content Creation | Restrict content creation, is the Only admins can create and delete first-level folders, files, and bookmarks check box. If you select this check box, the SmartDeploy Box application cannot create its folder structure or upload files. To use the SmartDeploy Box application, the Only admins can create and delete first-level folders, files, and bookmarks check box must remain unchecked/cleared.

 

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