Open Source Mobile Device Management?

“Can be installed” is quite different than “supported”, @h-mdm

H-MDM seems a nice product, and I understand that the company behind it needs to make money some way. But the limit of 3 clients(*) for the ‘open source’ version is very poor and practically unusable: I myself already own 3 mobile devices (2 smartphones and a tablet), so I can’t even ‘manage’ the devices for my family with it…
Or did I misunderstood the limitation for the opensource version? @h-mdm

(*)quote from the pricing page of H-MDM:

Cloud-based control panel limited to 3 devices

Maybe 9 could fit better for you?

Another restriction model would be better… Like: free for non commercial use…
If I had a company that was depending on smartphone communication, it would be a no-brainer to spend EUR20,- per phone per year… but for private use costs can be rather steep.

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I agree with you robb!

Flyve MDM would most likely the better solution for our community, but I was not able to install it on NS7 :roll_eyes:

Would be great to get a HowTo for it… Are there any volunteers?

I missed that completely. You were on the right direction, from the screenshot it seems just php extensions are missing. Do you still have this test machine?

You may install the extensions (depending on your PHP version) like this:

yum install php-pear-CAS sclo-php72-php-pecl-apcu-bc

If it does not work, search for extensions:

yum list "*php*cas*"
yum list "*php*apcu*"

Unfortunately not, but I could install a new server… Can we please make a new topic with only the right steps?


OK, the server is up and running. 2NICs, the red one is connected with the DMZ…

Tried to install GLPI Version 9.4.4 and got:

can we update/upgrade?

Too bad PostgreSQL isn’t yet supported, but it is on the roadmap:

Maybe this discussion is of use: MySQL new Version needed

OK MariaDB could work, but how must I change this line to be able to use mariadb instead of mysql:

yum -y install nethserver-mysql nethserver-rh-php56-php-fpm rh-php56-php-mysql rh-php56-php-mbstring rh-php56-php-gd rh-php56-php-ldap rh-php56-php-imap rh-php56-php-opcache sclo-php56-php-pecl-apcu rh-php56-php-xmlrpc

I used these lines for mariadb102 and php71:

# Install Nethserver rh-php71 and extensions and mariadb 10.2 from stephdl repo
yum install
yum -y install nethserver-rh-php71-php-fpm rh-php71-php-mysqlnd rh-php71-php-mbstring rh-php71-php-gd rh-php71-php-ldap rh-php71-php-imap rh-php71-php-opcache rh-php71-php-xmlrpc nethserver-rh-mariadb102

the unfortunate thing in the modern world today, is that we have so many per(something) per month.
either per user, per month, per device per month, per…

and these are all even becoming accounting nightmare.

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There are no limitations of the open source version if you’re installing it onto your own server. However, the cloud-based demo is limited. You can contact the company and ask for more trial clients.

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Thank you @h-mdm for clarifying this. So, when installing on your own hardware or VPS, you have the same (unlimited) options as a subscription user?

When you’re installing the open source on your server, the amount of devices is not limited (of course it can’t be limited as the software the open source and anybody can remove such a limit by a little tweaking of the code). But free version doesn’t include some functions of the full version (like kiosk mode, blocking unwanted apps, etc.), they are only available for demo on the h-mdm server.

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@h-mdm: When there will be iPhone/iPad supports?

@Neustradamus: At least in the nearest future, we do not plan to support iOS devices.

Few days back I myself was looking up on an open source MDM solution and came across this list of tools. They had very comprehensively presented distinguished features of different tools. I made my choice. You guys look up!

@Michael_Fernandez, please give some pointers on what your choice is and how you came to that choice?
IE: what was important for you in functionality that you decided for the system of choice?