Getting Started with InformaCast Mobile

InformaCast Mobile is a cloud-based, mass and emergency notification service that can reach one to thousands of users quickly through any combination of push notifications, SMS messages, phone calls and emails. Review the browser and device requirements below.

Web Browser Requirements
Internet access for the InformaCast Mobile website using one of the following supported browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome latest stable version, and Firefox latest stable and ESR versions
Device Requirements
InformaCast Mobile App

  • iOS devices: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Android devices: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
  • separate account for each user who plans to receive InformaCast Mobile alert

SMS

  • Any SMS-capable device with cellular connection

Phone Call

  • Any callable (PSTN reachable number)

Email

  • Any email-capable device

InformaCast Mobile authenticates users through an identity provider. When you log into InformaCast Mobile, it redirects you to an identity provider of your choosing. 

First, you must choose an Identity Provider.

Click the above tab to learn about your options.

InformaCast Mobile Security Groups

The identity provider requests your username and password, which it then uses to authenticate you with InformaCast Mobile. If you have an existing platform listed below you will get single sign-on functionality. If you don't, Singlewire can be your Identity provider by utilizing the Singlewire Identity Provider. 

Select your authentication type from below and send the required information to [email protected]

Google Apps (Google OpenID Connect)
If your organization is using Google Apps, Google OpenID Connect is your most convenient option because you won’t need to run additional software and you will have single sign-on.
 

  1. Send the following information to [email protected]

    • Domain Name
    • Administrators First & Last Name and Email Address 
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 or 2.1 (AD FS)
If you are using Microsoft Active Directory, you can install and configure Microsoft AD FS so that InformaCast Mobile can send its authentication requests to your AD FS instance.
 

  1. Set up the trust with InformaCast Mobile, following the step-by-step instructions to Configure Microsoft AD FS for Use with InformaCast Mobile
  2. Send the public URL or the FederationMetaData.xml file to [email protected]
    Note: The default location on your AD FS instance is https://ADFS_URL/FederationMetadata/2007-06/FederationMetadata.xml 
Windows Azure
If you are using Azure Active Directory or Microsoft Active Directory (but want to avoid using Microsoft AD FS), configuring Windows Azure is your most convenient option.
 

  1. Set up the trust with InformaCast Mobile, following the step-by-step instructions to Configure Windows Azure for Use with InformaCast Mobile
  2. Send the secure document that was created in the previous step to [email protected]
Singlewire Identity Provider
InformaCast Mobile's built-in identify provider allows you to manage your own users and passwords, which are stored on a Singlewire server. 
 

  1. Send the following information to [email protected]

    • Administrators First & Last Name and Email Address
InformaCast Mobile Login

Before importing multiple users at once, you must create a user loader and its tags, which will map to distribution lists and security groups. 

Loading Users into InformaCast Mobile
Setting Security Groups
All users may receive notifications without being a member of any security group and there is a default sender security group within InformaCast Mobile for users who wish to send and receive broadcasts/messages. This is an explicit group, and requires an administrator to assign this security group to specified users.
For additional information on Security Groups and how to assign users to specific groups, please visit Add Members to a Security Group

Once you have InformaCast Mobile setup, you can integrate InformaCast Mobile to InformaCast Advanced Notification by reviewing these steps and instructions.

Requirements
  • Successful installation of InformaCast 8.5.1 or later
  • Valid InformaCast license key that includes the InformaCast Mobile plugin
  • Outbound public Internet access for InformaCast on HTTPS (443 TCP) for connectivity to the InformaCast Mobile infrastructure

    • Note: InformaCast Mobile does not require any inbound ports for InformaCast connectivity
Setup Instructions
  1. Follow instructions to Generate a Token for the InformaCast Plugin Application
  2. Follow instructions to Configure the InformaCast Mobile Plugin on InformaCast Server
  3. Additional Resources include our Singlewire Academy Video series as well as this Overview of InformaCast Mobile Plugin
  4. Contact [email protected] if you need a license key file for the InformaCast Mobile Plugin​

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UserLoader.zip  

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Name: UserLoader.zip
Release Date: 2016-08-30

UserLoader
This user loader is for use with the InformaCast Mobile Service, specifically for managing users with Active Directory. In order for InformaCast Mobile to be able to import your multiple users, you must modify the enclosed config.groovy.sample file and run the loader.bat file in a location with a connection to your Active Directory server

InformaCast Mobile Apps for iOS and Android 

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Name: InformaCast Mobile Client

InformaCast Mobile Client Apps for iOS and Android
The InformaCast Mobile client allows you to send and receive notifications, including text, images, and/or audio via your iOS or Android device based upon your organization’s templates, roles and permissions. Requires: Active subscription to InformaCast Mobile Service.

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