Integrate Workspace ONE UEM with existing content repositories by configuring an Automatic or Manual Template that end users sync to from their devices. After the sync, the end users can access the Corporate File Server content from their devices. Using Content Gateway with Corporate File Servers allows the end users to securely add, edit, and upload content to the Corporate File Server.

The steps can vary when configuring an Automatic or Manual Template.


  1. Navigate to the appropriate page in the UEM console.
    Corporate File Server Type Location
    Automatic Template Content > Repositories > Templates > Automatic
    Manual Template Content > Repositories > Templates > Manual
  2. Select Add.
  3. Complete the text boxes that appear.
    The text boxes can change when configuring an Admin Repository, an Automatic Template, or a Manual Template.
    Setting Description
    Name Label the content directory.
    User Repository Name (auto template only) Use look-up values to name the repository after the end user within the VMware Workspace ONE Content.
    Type Select a Corporate File Server from the drop-down menu.
    Link A URL copied directly from a web browser might not have permission to access a server for certain repository types.
    Link (auto template only) Use look-up values to create a repository when an end user accesses the VMware Workspace ONE Content.


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

    Example: http://*

    You can add a new link to an existing manual template but cannot edit or delete an existing link. Exercise caution when you add new links that are in the denylist, as you cannot edit or delete the links if there is any error. Any corrections to the links require deleting the entire template.

    Denied Link(s) Specify the values for the wildcard character (*) in the file paths.

    The values specified for * at the beginning and the end of the file path stops your users from creating manual repositories and sub folders using the manual template.

    Organization Group Assign Corporate File Server access to a specified group of users.
    Use Derived Credentials This setting is available only when SharePoint is selected as the repository type. Select the check box to use the PIV-D certificate authentication to authenticate the users instead of user names and passwords.

    PIV-D certificate authentication is for authenticating the users who want to access the on-prem SharePoint repositories from their devices.

    Note: Enabling use of a PIV-D Derived Credential requires Kerberos configuration in the Content Gateway settings.

    For information about the certificate authentication settings on Content Gateway, see the Configure Content Gateway on the UEM Console topic in the Content Gateway documentation.

    Access via Content Gateway Use the Content Gateway if the Workspace ONE UEM server’s domain cannot access the Corporate File Server.
    Allow Inheritance Allow 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 tabs and select Save.
  5. If configuring a Manual Template, direct end users to the Self Service Portal where they can manually add and access their repository.
    Note: When repositories are set up, the first time a user navigates to the repository the user's sign-in credentials are used automatically to authenticate. If the sign-in credentials do not match the repository authentication or if the DEP or Web enrollment is used, then the user must manually sign in to the repository. In a DEP or Web enrollment, there are no known credentials to attempt authentication as credentials are never entered into a Workspace ONE application.