Integrate AirWatch with existing content repositories by configuring an Automatic or Manual Template that end users sync to from their devices. Once synced, end users access Corporate File Server content from their devices.

The steps can vary when configuring an Automatic or Manual Template. The differences are ,marked in italics.

  1. Navigate to the appropriate page in the AirWatch Console:

    Corporate File Server Type Location
    Automatic Template Content > Repositories > Templates > Automatic
    Manual Template Content > Repositories > Templates > Manual
  2. Select Add.

  3. Complete the fields that appear. The fields can change when configuring an Admin Repository, an Automatic Template, or a Manual Template. The differences are marked in italics.

    Setting Description
    Name Label the content directory.
    User Repository Name (auto template only) Use look-up values to dynamically name the repository after the end user within the VMware Content Locker.

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


    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.

    Link (auto template only) Use look-up values to dynamically create a repository when an end user accesses the VMware Content Locker.


    Link (manual template only) Provide the path to the directory location using * as a wild-card for a domain link.

    Example: http://*

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

    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.
  4. Complete the remaining Security, Assignment, and Deployment fields and Save.
  5. If configuring a Manual Template , direct end users to the Self Service Portal where they can manually add and access their repository.