Configure an Admin Repository to sync your network's existing corporate file servers with AirWatch. Once synced, end users can access Corporate File Server content from their devices.

To configure an Admin Repository:

  1. Navigate to Content > Repositories > Admin Repositories in the AirWatch Console:

  2. Select Add.

  3. Configure the settings that appear:

    Setting Description
    Name Label the content directory.

    Select a Corporate File Server from the drop-down menu. For more information about available repository types by platform, see Support for Corporate File Servers.


    Provide the full path to the directory location rather than the root domain.

    Example: http://SharePoint/Corporate/Documents

    A URL copied directly from a web browser may not have permission to access a server for certain repository types. For more information, see Link Sharing Best Practices.

    Organization Group Assign Corporate File Server access to a specified group of users.
    Authentication Type


    Select the access level AirWatch Admins have to Corporate File Servers from the AirWatch Console.

    • None – Prevent AirWatch administrators from viewing and downloading Corporate File Server content from the AirWatch Console.
    • User – Permit browsing of the repository file structure within the AirWatch Console. Enter credentials into the Username and Password fields that appear.
    Access via Content Gateway

    Utilize the Content Gateway if the AirWatch server’s domain cannot access the Corporate File Server. For a comprehensive list of Corporate File Server types that require the Content Gateway to function, see Support for Corporate File Servers.

    Content Gateway Identify the unique name of the appropriate Content Gateway node from the drop-down menu.
    Allow Inheritance Permit child organization groups to inherit the same access permissions as their parent organization group.
    Allow Write Allow end users to create and upload files and folders, edit documents, and check in or check out files to external repositories on their devices.
    Allow Delete Allows remote content delete for Network Share repository. When enabled, this feature allows the end-user to permanently delete their content from the Network Share repository using the Content Locker.
  4. Select Test Connection to verify connectivity. A successful test result indicates the corporate file server integrated successfully.

  5. Complete the remaining Security, Assignment and Deployment fields and Save.

Link Configuration Best Practices

This specific rule applies to SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and the later versions. Some URLs cannot be accessed using applications and services, and can only be accessed using a web browser. If a 'browser only' URL gets entered as the link when configuring Content Gateway, the connection fails. Follow the procedure below to ensure Content Gateway gets configured with the correct link.

  1. Enter the URL in the browser.
  2. Navigate to PAGE> Edit Properties>View Properties.
  3. Right click and copy link address.
  4. Paste the address into the Link field in the AirWatch Console.