6.10 Distributing the iFolder Client to Users

After you configure iFolder services on the enterprise server, users can download the install files for the iFolder client from the OES 11 SP1 Welcome page.

NOTE:iFolder does not support a silent install (that is, a scriptable non-interactive install) on any platform. A silent install is possible for the Linux client using its.rpm files, but it is not supported.

6.10.1 Accessing the OES Welcome Page

  1. Open a Web browser to the following location to open the server’s Welcome page:


    Replace ifolder3.example.com with the DNS name or the IP address (such as of the OES 11 SP2 server.

6.10.2 Downloading the iFolder Client

On the OES Welcome page, users can select one of the following client links from the Client Software page under Available Downloads to download the install files for the iFolder client for Novell iFolder 3.9.1:

Users can download the following install files:

Table 6-2 Client Install Files

Link Name

Operating System/Description


iFolder Client for Linux (SLED 10)

Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


iFolder Client for Linux (SLED 11)

Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 11


Install script for iFolder Linux Client

Use the script to automatically install the iFolder client for Linux


iFolder 32-bit Client for Windows

Windows XP SP3/Windows 7


iFolder 64-bit Client for Windows

Windows 7/ Windows 8


iFolder Client for Intel Mac (Mono is required)

Macintosh v10.4.11 and above


Mono Download for Mac

For more information on Mono, see Section 5.6, Mono


XML Template for AutoAccount creation

Fore more information on AutoAccount creation, see Section 6.11, Using a Response File to Automatically Create iFolder Accounts


Passphrase Recovery Tool

Reset the passphrase and recover an encrypted iFolder


After expanding the install files, users are ready to install the iFolder client and its dependencies with the following files:

Table 6-3 Install Files

iFolder Client

Install Files

iFolder for Linux

  • ifolder3-3.9.2.xxxxx.0-1.1.i586.rpm
  • simias-1.9.1.xxxxx.0-1.1.i586.rpm
  • novell-ifolder-client-plugins-3.9.1.xxxxx.0-1.1.i586.rpm
  • nautilus-ifolder3-3.9.1.xxxxx.1-1.1.i586.rpm
  • ifolder3-3.9.2.xxxxx.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm
  • simias-1.9.1.xxxxx.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm
  • novell-ifolder-client-plugins-3.9.1.xxxxx.0-1.1.x86_64.rpm
  • nautilus-ifolder3-3.9.1.xxxxx.1-1.1.x86_64.rpm

iFolder for Windows


iFolder for Windows (64 bits)


iFolder for Macintosh




6.10.3 Installing the iFolder Client

For information about prerequisites and installation, see Getting Started in the Novell iFolder 3.9.2 Cross-Platform User Guide.