Ironcontrol is an IF-MAP client on a Android Smartphone device. It designed as a tool for administrative tasks in an IF-MAP environment. It allows the user to send requests such as publish, search and subscriptions to a MAP server and save these requests and also merge several requests into one via certain operations.
Prior to build ironcontrol-for-Android, you must download and install the following software:
Before you begin, make sure you set the ANDROID_HOME environment variable to the appropriate value, e.g.:
You should also add $ANDROID_HOME/tools and $ANDROID_HOME/platform-tools to you $PATH.
- Android API 16
To build ironcontrol, download it via
$ git clone https://github.com/trustatfhh/ironcontrol-for-Android.git
and run maven
$ mvn package
When finished you find the ironcontrol-for-android.apk is in the target directory.
You can install the apk file on a Android device direct. Copy it on the SD-Card and install it by touch.
$ mvn android:deploy
Direct over adb(Android Debug Bridge)
$ adb install [apk-file]
To connect on a local MAP-Server use IP 10.0.2.2
Create a new AVD
$ android create avd -n AVD -t 1 --abi x86 -c 16M
or you use the AVD Manager. Ironcontrol is developed for Android 4.1.2, use target API level 16 and make a SD Card. Then you have a log file on the SD Card an you can import other certificates.
Adding new certificates
On first start ironcontrol creates two folders on the SD card:
The x.509 certificates from the IF-MAP server should be copied in this folder. "irond" is already integrated.
In this folder the keystore (ironcontrol.bks) and the ironcontrol certificate (ironcontrol.pem) are stored.
To add a new certificate just copy the appropriate x.509 certificate into the folder "ironcontrol/certificates" on your SD card. At every startup ironcontrol checks the folder "ironcontrol/certificates" and automatically adds new certificates to the ironcontrol's keystore. You can also load certificates manually see chapter 3.3.2 Connections in "User manual to "ironcontrol for Android".pdf.
If no SD-card is present or mounted an internal keystore is used. In this case the only possible connection is to the irond-server.
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Ironcontrol is licensed under the [Apache License, Version 2.0] apache_license.
- Initial beta release