Configuring Software Packages

Some software packages come with configuration utilities that allow you to configure options before the packages are installed on a mobile device. These utilities can be accessed from the Avalanche console. Configuration options will differ based on the software package.

For more information about using the legacy package builder utility, see the Package Builder User Guide.

Configuration utilities require a Java 8 JRE or OpenJDK with OpenWebStart installed locally. We recommend installing OpenJDK and OpenWebStart, because they don't require additional licensing.

ClosedTo install an OpenJDK and OpenWebStart

1.Download OpenJDK 8 from

2.Unzip the OpenJDK to the directory of your choice.

3.Download OpenWebStart from

4.Launch the OpenWebStart installer and follow the installation wizard. On the File Associations step, select both JNLP and JNLPX.

5.From the Start menu, open the OpenWebStart Settings application.

6.Click JVM Manager.

7.Click Add local.

8.Open the directory with OpenJDK 8.

9.Click Settings.

10.In the Update strategy drop-down, select Use local if available.

Avalanche can now use OpenJDK and OpenWebStart to run the package builder utilities.

To configure a software package using the package builder utility

1.From the Profiles tab, click the name of the software profile with the package you want to configure.
The Software Profile Details page appears.

2.If you do not have Java installed locally, click Install Java in the Configure column.

3.In the Software Packages panel, click Configure for the software package you want to configure.

4.Depending on your browser and security settings, you may be prompted to trust the certificate.

5.If you are prompted to select the program to use for opening the file, choose Java Web Start Launcher from the list and click OK.

6.The Configure Software Package dialog box appears and the package utility is downloaded. Click Next.

7.Select the utility you want to use and click Launch Config.
The utility is launched.

8.Configure the package options as desired.

If there is an error saying that Java was unable to launch the application, check the Java settings for your computer. From the Java Control Panel (accessible from the Windows Control Panel), go to the General tab. Click Settings in the Temporary Internet Files area. Ensure that the Keep temporary files on my computer option is disabled and apply the change.

9.When you are done configuring the package, click Next in the Configure Software Package dialog box.
The configuration is sent to the Enterprise Server.

10.Click Finish to close the dialog box.
The configurations will be applied when the package is deployed.