VMware AirWatch Content Locker
VMware AirWatch Content Locker is a web-based private cloud storage system using the VMware AirWatch technology. The system, managed by OCIO and housed on the campus, allows users to access documents stored on the system from PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices. It provides a solution to sharing meeting documents in achieving paperless meetings.
Highlights of AirWatch Content Locker
- AirWatch Content Locker is accessible both on a web browser and via an app. Users can visit https://airwatch.eduhk.hk using a web browser and login with their network account and password. There are also native apps for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac which allow access to the documents with or without network connection (offline mode).
- Committee secretaries can upload meeting documents to AirWatch and share them with members of the committee (by setting access rights) using a web browser or a native app. Members just “Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)” to the meeting for viewing the documents using either a web browser or a native app. With a native app, they can select files to be downloaded on the device for offline reading when there is no network connection.
- Each staff is given 2 GB disk quota. Due to limited resources, users are recommended to clean up the files on AirWatch regularly. Besides, students can only read the shared documents with access rights granted. They cannot upload documents to AirWatch but they can use Google Drive or O365 OneDrive for file storage.
Accessing AirWatch Content Locker
1. Using Web browser
We recommend meeting secretaries to login the AirWatch web client (https://airwatch.eduhk.hk) using a web browser for folder management, document upload and access control. For meeting attendees, they can use a web browser to access the shared documents but to do so they will need a network connection. For detailed instructions, please download AirWatch Content Locker web access user guide.
2. Content Locker app - Native Apps for Mobile devices
Besides viewing the shared files on AirWatch using a web browser, mobile device users can also install “AirWatch Content Locker” app available on Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android). One benefit of using the native mobile app is that it supports offline mode such that users can select files to be downloaded on the device for reading when there is no network connection.
Please refer to the following user guides for more information on accessing AirWatch using the respective mobile apps:
3. Content Locker Sync - Client Software for Windows and Mac
VMware provides a client software - Content Locker Sync - for installation on computers running MS Windows and Mac OS to access AirWatch. Same as the native apps for mobile devices, Content Locker Sync allows Windows and Mac users to download the shared documents for offline reading when there is no network connection. After Content Locker Sync is installed, a new folder "Personal Content" will be created. Documents in the “Personal Content” folder are synchronized with the shared documents on the AirWatch system (which is similar to Dropbox).
- Enables two-way content synchronization from Self-Service Portal to your desktop computer
- Sync based on scheduler and real-time folder changes
- Sync personal and shared content
- Microsoft Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32- or 64-bit)
- macOS Mavericks (10.9) or later
Download Content Locker Sync below:
When you first launch the Content Locker Sync, it will prompt for login. Please enter your EdUHK username and password to proceed.
Note: The AirWatch system is backed up daily for disaster recovery purposes only. We will not entertain requests for restoring individual files that are deleted. AirWatch is setup as a temporary storage to support paperless meetings. It is not a replacement for the current file storage systems such as your personal N: drive and DMS.
Cessation of Horizon Private Cloud Storage
With the end of product support on the current Horizon Private Cloud Storage in 2017, HORIZON files (https://horizon.eduhk.hk) will run till the end of 2018. Users are recommended to backup or migrate the files if needed.