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Edit WebEA Model Connection settings

After you select the option to edit a Model Connection, the configuration options for that connection are displayed.

In the simplest case, the connection can be defined by only updating the 'Protocol', 'Server', 'Port' and 'Model Name/Alias' fields. A number of additional options are provided for configuring settings such as authentication, available functions and display options.

Connection Options

Item

Description

See also

Protocol

Identifies the protocol to be used to connect to the Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server.

Server

Identifies the fully qualified machine name or IP address of the server hosting the Pro Cloud Server.

Port

Defines the TCP Port used to connect to the Sparx Systems Cloud Service. This Port number must match one of the Ports that the Pro Cloud Server Windows Service is listening to or, in the case of an IIS setup, the IIS Port servicing this repository.

Model Name/Alias

Defines the name or alias of the model connection. This corresponds to the Database Manager's 'Alias' in the Pro Cloud Server Configuration Client or the 'Model Name' on the Enterprise Architect's 'Cloud Connection' screen. The value is case sensitive.

Deny Self Signed Certificate

Defines whether self signed SSL certificates can be used.

If you are using HTTPS and a self signed certificate, then this should be set to 'No'.

Note: This option is only applicable when the Protocol is set to HTTPS.

Authentication Options

Item

Description

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Authentication Code

Defines the authorization code all WebEA users must enter before they can access the model. If this value is blank, WebEA users are not prompted to enter a code.

This option is only used for basic username/password authentication and is not used for Windows Authentication or OpenID.

It is possible to set this option and also set a Model User. In this case the user will be required to enter the access code only and will not be prompted for a username or password.

Model User

Defines the model user login (as defined in Enterprise Architect User Security) that will be used in combination with the 'User Password' option to log in to a security-enabled model.

  • When set, all other authentication schemes are bypassed, including Windows Authentication, OpenID and the basic username/password login prompt
  • Sparx Systems would recommend the use of this option only on a model that has been configured as read only, since all updates made by WebEA users in this configuration will be identified as the same user

User Password

Defines the password (as defined in Enterprise Architect User Security) that will be used in combination with the 'Model User' option to login to a security enabled model.

  • When set, all other authentication schemes are bypassed, including Windows Authentication, OpenID and the basic username/password login prompt
  • Sparx Systems recommend the use of this option only on a model that has been configured as read only, since all updates made by WebEA users in this configuration will be identified as the same user

Allow blank passwords

Defines whether or not WebEA will attempt to send blank passwords to the Cloud Services for validation.

General Options

Item

Description

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Default Package Layout

Defines the default layout when viewing the contents of a Package (or an element with children) in WebEA's main view. WebEA can display child items in one of three layouts, either Icon view (the default), List view, or Notes view (resembling the Enterprise Architect Specification Manager view). 

Object Order

Defines the order of objects in the Browser and Object List views. There are three different ordering behaviors:

  • Alphabetical - Objects are sorted alphabetically (by name)
  • Free Sort - Objects are sorted based on their 'Set Position' (manual sorting, which is applied in Enterprise Architect), then alphabetically; this reflects Enterprise Architect's sorting when the 'Allow Free Sorting' option is enabled
  • Object Type - Objects are sorted by type, then set position, then alphabetically; this reflects Enterprise Architect's sorting when the 'Allow Free Sorting' option is disabled

Note: Regardless of the 'Object Order' setting, WebEA displays diagrams, then Packages, then elements. The 'Object Order' applies to the items within each of these groupings.

General Options WebEA - Browser Main View - Object List

Default Diagram

Defines the GUID of the diagram that should be automatically loaded when users log onto the model. If this option is not defined or an empty value is specified, WebEA assumes that no diagram should be loaded and displays the model root instead. The GUID of any diagram can be obtained from WebEA using the 'Obtain direct link to the current page' icon in the navigation bar.

Note: The entire GUID (including {}) must be used.

Mini Properties Navigates

When set to 'Yes', selecting certain 'navigable' elements will cause WebEA to navigate to the target of these elements. Examples of such 'navigable' elements are Hyperlinks and Navigation Cells.  For all other elements, selecting them will display the properties of the element in the Properties View.  This option has no effect when the Properties View is not shown.

Diagram Elements Navigate

As of WebEA version 3.01.23.1690 (included in Pro Cloud Server 3.0.23) the default selection of some objects on diagrams matches Enterprise Architect's behavior. This applies to i) Composite Elements and ii) Package elements that contain a diagram.

  • Composite Elements - A Composite element on a diagram will navigate directly to its Composite diagram
  • Package Elements - A Package element on a diagram will navigate to the first child diagram contained within the selected Package; if the selected Package does not contain any diagrams, then the Package's properties are displayed

When 'Diagram Elements Navigate' is set to 'No', selecting either a Composite element or Package element on a diagram will display the selected element's properties.

Recent Search Days

Defines the number of days the predefined 'Recent ...' searches should consider. For example if this value was set to '7' then whenever a user invokes the search for 'Recent elements', all elements modified in the previous 7 days will be returned.

Show Browser

Defines the default visibility of the Browser.

Notes:

  • If a user selects the 'Mobile' option when logging in to WebEA, this overrides the 'Show Browser' option and the Browser will be hidden
  • This behavior could be overridden depending on the screen resolution; for example, on a low resolution screen such as a mobile phone, the Browser will be hidden regardless of the 'Show Browser' option
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Show Properties View

Defines the default visibility of the Properties View.

Notes:

  • If a user selects the 'Mobile' or 'Tablet' option when logging in to WebEA, this overrides the 'Show Properties View' option and the 'Properties View' will be hidden
  • This behavior could be overridden depending on the screen resolution; for example, on a low resolution screen such as a mobile phone, the 'Properties View' will be hidden regardless of the 'Show Properties View' option
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Show Discussions

Defines whether or not discussions on Packages and elements should be displayed within the WebEA interface.

Add Discussions

Defines whether or not new discussions on Packages and elements can be added to the model.

Note: This option is disabled when Show Discussions is set to 'No'

Participate in Reviews

When set to 'Yes', users are able to Join discussion reviews. In order to make full use of this option the 'Show Discussions' and 'Add Discussions' options would also have to be set to 'Yes'.

Use Avatars

When set to 'Yes', all discussion messages are displayed with the creating user's avatar. When set to 'No', a set of generic images representing discussions and replies is used instead.

Object Update Options

Item

Description

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Can add Objects

Defines whether or not new objects (elements, diagrams, or Packages) can be added to the model.

Note: This option will be internally set and restricted to 'No' for Pro Cloud Server Express installations.

Edit Object Notes

Defines whether an object's notes can be edited.

Can add

The remaining options in this section define whether or not elements of the given object type can be added to the model.

Note: If the 'Can add Objects' option is set to 'No', then this overrides the individual 'Can add <type>' options.

Object Feature Update Options

Item

Description

See also

Can add Object Features

Defines whether or not element features (such as Changes and Tests) can be added to the model.

Can edit Tests

Defines whether or not the details of element tests can be edited in the model.

Can edit Resources

Defines whether or not the details of element resource allocations can be edited in the model.

Can add

The remaining options in this section define whether or not specific feature types (such as Changes or Tests) can be added to elements in the model.

Note: If the 'Can add Object Features' option is set to 'No', then this overrides the individual 'Can add <feature type>' options.

Property Section Options

The Property Section Options define whether specific properties are available and/or visible when viewing the properties of an element in WebEA. By default, all property sections are set to be visible ('Yes').

Note: When viewing the Properties of an element in WebEA's Main View, the feature buttons to display specific properties are only displayed if the element has features or properties of that type.

For example, if an element has no Tagged Values, then the 'Tagged Values' feature button will not be displayed (regardless of Property Section Options).

Default Watchlist Options

Item

Description

See also

Days to Watch

Defines the default activity period of the model watchlist. The value is a number of days; for example, look for activity in the last 10 days.

Cookie Retention

Defines the period over which a WebEA user's set of Watchlist options is stored. The value is the number of days that the cookies will be retained for.

Recent Discussions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements that have had discussions during the activity period.

Recent Reviews

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of review elements that have been added or modified during the activity period.

Recent Diagrams

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of added/modified diagrams during the activity period.

Recent Elements

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of added/modified elements during the activity period.

Active resource tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with active resource allocations during the activity period.

Ending resource tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with resource allocations ending during the activity period.

Overdue resource tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with resource allocations that fall overdue during the activity period.

Recently passed tests

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tests that passed during the activity period.

Recently failed tests

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tests that failed during the activity period.

Recently deferred tests

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tests that were deferred during the activity period.

Recent tests not checked

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tests that were not checked during the activity period.

Tests not run

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tests that were not run during the activity period.

Verified changes

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with verified changes during the activity period.

Recently requested changes

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with requested changes during the activity period.

Recently completed changes

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with changes completed during the activity period.

New changes

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with new changes added during the activity period.

Incomplete changes

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete changes during the activity period.

High Priority events

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with events set to high during the activity period.

Verified defects

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with verified defects during the activity period.

Recently reported defects

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with defects reported or 'requested' during the activity period.

Recently resolved defects

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with defects completed during the activity period.

New defects

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with defects added during the activity period.

Incomplete defects

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete defects during the activity period.

Verified issues

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with verified issues during the activity period.

Recently reported issues

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with issues reported or 'requested' during the activity period.

Recently resolved issues

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with issues completed during the activity period.

New issues

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with issues added during the activity period.

Incomplete issues

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete issues during the activity period.

Verified tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with verified tasks during the activity period.

Recently reported tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with requested tasks during the activity period.

Recently resolved tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tasks completed during the activity period.

New tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with tasks added during the activity period.

Incomplete tasks

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete tasks during the activity period.

Recently reported events

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with requested events during the activity period.

Incomplete events

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete events.

Verified decisions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with verified decisions during the activity period.

Recently reported decisions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with requested decisions during the activity period.

Recently resolved decisions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with decisions resolved during the activity period.

New decisions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with decisions added during the activity period.

Incomplete decisions

Define whether or not the watchlist should display a count of elements with incomplete decisions during the activity period.

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