Pro Cloud Server

The Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server opens your entire enterprise to your modeling efforts, enabling stakeholders to have secure access for discussion and review. An all new cloud based platform that dynamically transforms your Enterprise Architect models into live web based content for unlimited access locally on your own LAN or globally over the Internet.

Recent Features

This section lists the features of Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server, for the following builds:

For information relating to the history of other versions, select a version below.

Changes and fixes for Version 2.1 Build 19

  • Cloud Server
    • EA Worker updated to version 14
  • Integration Plugins - Server Based Plugin Interface (SBPI)
  • Floating License Server
    • Floating License Server now allows existing users to reuse allocated license when operating at the group limit
  • Cloud Configuration Client
    • Update description of the Enable Pro Features option on Configure Database Manager screen
    • Tooltips added to Logon screen
    • Title on Login screen now reflects the edition
  • OSLC
    • /login/ call response now includes OSLC Version
    • Added completeresource filter to only include diagram image properties
  • WebEA
    • Linked and Encrypted Documents can now be opened directly from the Mini Properties
    • A warning is now displayed if there is a mismatch in WebEA / OSLC versions
    • Repositioned warning/error messages when the Browser is enabled
    • Repositioned linked document contents when the Browser is enabled but hidden
    • Lost connections now show a floating error including link to relogin
    • Corrected warnings shown in IE when viewing full element properties


Changes and fixes for Version 2.1 Build 18

  • Cloud Server
    • Introduced Integration Plugins for harnessing information and data in external tools, (available in Enterprise, Team and Small Business editions ONLY)
    • Introduced a Floating License Server for managing your Enterprises Architect Licensing needs, (available in Enterprise, Team and Small Business editions ONLY)
    • Express edition now support the ability to use multiple licenses concurrently
    • Lowered the required permission level to read information from the Windows Service Manager
  • Integration Plugins - Server Based Plugin Interface (SBPI)
    • Introduced Integration Plugins to the Pro Cloud Server, which includes support for the following External Providers:
      • Application Lifecycle Management
      • Autodesk
      • Bugzilla
      • Dropbox
      • Enterprise Architect (external models)
      • Jira
      • Jazz
      • Share Point
      • Service Now
      • Team Foundation Server
      • Wrike
    • Each plugin includes permission settings to control the ability to: create external items, update external items, create external discussions
    • Each plugin includes proxy settings for: proxy name, bypass list, credentials
    • Each plugin credential's can be defined as hardcoded settings in the configuration, or if not defined, the client will prompt
  • Floating License Server
    • Introduced a Floating License Server for the sharing of Licenses via HTTPS
    • Introduced the Floating License Configuration Client to facilitate the maintenence of your available licenses
    • Introduced the new EA14 editions, ie Unified
  • Cloud Configuration Client
    • Introduced new screen for the management of Pro Cloud Server licenses
    • Introduced new screen for the management of TCP/Soap Ports
    • Introduced new screen for the management of Integration Server and Providers
    • Improved Database manager screen to support the modification of DBAlias
    • Improved Database manager screen to support connection strings that including commas
    • General usability improvements, ie tooltips added, standardized buttons size, names and functionality across all screens
    • Main screen now displays the maximum number of licensed WebEA users for the Express Edition
  • OSLC
    • Added support for deleting Resources and Resource Features via the HTTP DELETE Verb
    • Added support for setting Package Icon when creating Model View Packages
    • Added support for retrieving individual Features of a Resource
    • Added support for retrieving Files Resource Feature
    • Added support for retrieving, creating and updating Language/Database element Properties
    • Added support for retrieving, creating and updating Difficulty and Priority requirement element properties
    • Added support for retrieving, creating and updating the following Attribute Properties : Length, Container Type, Is Literal, Derived, Derived Union, Transient, Property and Is ID
    • Added support for retrieving, creating and updating the Concurrency Operation Property
    • Added support for retrieving, creating and updating the following Operation Parameter Properties : Alias, Fixed Value, Lower Bound, Upper Bound, IsOrdered and Allow Duplicates
    • Added support for returning a response XML (containing URL of the created Resource/Feature) upon successful completion of a Creation Factory request
    • Replaced URL ../oslc/am/feature/linkeddocument/... with ../oslc/am/linkeddocument/..
    • Resource XML will now contain WebEA URL of the Resource ( when WebEA URL and Model Index are configured in the Model )
    • Retrieved Resource/Attribute/Operation Tagged Value XML will now contain the Tagged Value Type
    • Attribute Tagged Value Identifiers will now be prefixed by 'attv_'
    • Operation Tagged Value Identifiers will now be prefixed by 'optv_'
    • Updated GUIDs for the following Resource Features : Resource Requirements, Constraints, Tests, Resource Allocations, Maintenance Items and Project Managament Items
    • Updated Diagram Image Map XML so that it is now possible to differentiate whether an area represents a Package or an Element
  • WebEA
    • Introduced the Browser view
    • Introduced the Mini Properties view
    • Introduced the Relationship Matrix
    • Added support to create Root Nodes and Views within WebEA
    • Optimized server calls to improve performance
    • WebEA's javascript error messages now support localization
    • Introduced a Composite Diagram field and hyperlink in the element properties
    • Introduced Instances section in the element properties
    • Image assets now display a preview of the image in properties view
    • Watchlist configuration page now includes options to check/uncheck all items
    • Watchlist items name now match the equivalent name in Enterprise Architect
    • Improved WebEA ability to determine what initial page should be loaded
    • Tagged Values can now show URLs as HTML links and automatically open in new Tab/Window
    • Now possible to configure a security enabled model to automatically log in
    • Improved support for Internet Explorer 9
    • Improved timeout error messages
    • Improved login error messages
    • Split line between Main View and Main Properties is now a solid 1px line
    • Wide View is now the default view for element properties


Changes and fixes for Version 2.0 Build 17

  • Cloud Server
    • Introduced the Pro Cloud Server Express edition
  • WebEA
    • Added support for the Pro Cloud Server Express edition
    • WebEA is now aware of the Edition and License Expiry of the connected Pro Cloud Server


Changes and fixes for Version 2.0 Build 16

  • WebEA
    • Added ability to add diagrams
    • Added support for HTTPS basic authentication
    • Error messages now support unicode text
    • RefGUID and RefGUIDList tagged values can now contain hyperlinks
    • Image optimization with the use of sprites


Changes and fixes for Version 2.0 Build 15

  • Cloud Server
    • Embedded web server now accepts connections over IPv6
    • Embedded web server OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2l
    • Embedded web server now requires a TLS connection when 'REQUIRE_SSL' is enabled
    • Idle Service CPU usage reduced
    • Performance of large number of concurrent queries improved
    • SQL Server deadlock errors during query now detected and handled transparently to users
    • Warnings on failure to connect to database improved
    • Server startup will now always write header containing basic status information to log file
  • Cloud Configuration Client
    • DB Manager settings dialog now checks Server license state:
    • Disables Pro Cloud checkbox if user can't enable Pro Cloud for the database
    • Adds short description of why it is disabled
    • Add Database Connection dialog now accepts connections using a MariaDB driver
    • Main screen now shows server details
  • WebEA
    • Sessions now timeout correctly
    • Added support to display/download images assets
    • Optimized the loading of discussion/review Avatars


Changes and fixes for Version 2.0 Build 14

  • OSLC
    • Adjusted calls '/sp/' and '/login/' to return the Pro License edition and expiry date
    • Adjusted call '/login/' to also support lowercase UID and PWD parameters
  • WebEA
    • Added support for downloading stored documents, in Mozilla and Chrome
    • Added support for displaying container children in either Icon or List view
    • Package links on diagrams now open in Icon/List view
    • WebEA now checks if all required PHP modules are loaded and enabled


Changes and fixes for Version 2.0 Build 13

  • Pro Cloud Server
    • Initial release of Pro Cloud Server
    • Provides extended OSLC interface
    • Added keystore functionality (for future versions of Enterprise Architect)
  • WebEA
    • Expose your model as a website, allowing stakeholders to view and contribute to your model based on the limits you set
  • Cloud Management Client
    • Model list now provides more information about each of the configured models
    • Set explicit aliases for your models to override name determined by connection string
    • Restrict model access based on Enterprise Architect build
  • Other Changes
    • OpenSSL updated to 1.0.2j
    • Logging of models at startup improved
    • Firebird model usage improved to correct 'deadlock' error
    • Different error codes are now returned for model being unavailable or shut down
    • Performance improved for large updates (eg. Linked Documents and Baselines)