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Connecting Enterprise Architect to a Cloud Model

Once your Pro Cloud Server has been set up with at least one Port listening for communications and at least one model that is enabled, you can connect to that model from Enterprise Architect. When you first open Enterprise Architect, the 'Manage Projects' dialog displays. The Connect to Cloud button on the top right provides access to Cloud connections.

In later work sessions you can access this dialog and button by selecting the 'New | Manage projects' option on the Start Page. However, there is also a Cloud Connection link on the 'Start Page' itself.

Cloud Connection Dialog

The 'Cloud Connection' dialog prompts you for the details of the model.

Option

Action

Name

Type a name for the project/repository that is meaningful to you (or your environment), it does not have to match any values on the server.  The name entered will be shown in the list of recent projects.

Protocol

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the protocol to use to connect to the server. When you select the protocol, the Port will be automatically set to match the default for that protocol.

  • https should be preferred for most users as it allows for both authenticating the server and protects all communications with the server.
  • http is not protected. It can be used for model connections, best used to test connections before setting up the server certificate.
  • tcp allows connecting directly to the server over its admin port. Using this method eliminates many of the benefits provided by the other two protocols.

Server

Type in the machine name (sparxcloud.com) or IP address (192.168.0.20) of the server hosting the Pro Cloud Server.

Port

Define the Port number the Pro Cloud Server service is listening on. This should match the settings in the configuration file on the server.

Note: For a server, the default settings will use Port 804 for http and Port 805 for https.

Model Name

Type in the name of the model available on the server.

Note: Generally a system administrator will provide you with a list of available models. However, for those with the ability to use the Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server Configuration Client, the model name to access the given database is the Database Manager's 'Alias' field on the Configure Database Manager screen.

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