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Add Repositories

December 10, 2018

A Repository in Prolaborate is equivalent to a Project in Enterprise Architect.

This article will help you understand how to add, edit and remove a Repository. Please note that you need Admin access to manage repositories.

Add New Repository

A Prolaborate repository comprises of 3 aspects

  1. An underlying EA Repository
  2. Connection to the underlying EA repository in Pro Cloud Server (PCS)
  3. Adding new repository in Prolaborate referring to the connection created in PCS

When you log in for the first time, you will land on an empty Repositories page. Following screenshot shows the same page after few repositories are added.

To add a new repository, click on Add New Repository button. The following form will open:

  • In the Repository Information section, define the following details
    • Give a Name to the repository
    • Enter Description and Alias Name. These are optional fields
  • In the Pro Cloud Server Information section, you need to enter the details of the Enterprise Architect Model. Ensure the details are exactly same as how it is configured in Pro Cloud Server (Refer to Configure Pro Cloud Server step in the Installation Guide).
    • Add Model Name: This is the name of the EA model. Please note the name is case sensitive
    • Select Protocol: It can be http or https
    • Enter the IP address or DNS of the Server in which the EA model is hosted
    • Enter the Port number
    • If Authentication is required to access the EA model, enable the Authentication Required option and enter the credentials.
    • An EA user is needed; Active Directory credentials cannot be used.
    • Enable Require EA Authentication if you want all the users in this repository to be prompted for EA credentials while opening this repository. You can enable this option for specific Users and User groups as well.
    • Click on Add Repository and if the entered information is valid, you will be shown this popup.

You can choose any one of the options:

  • If you click on Configure Manually, you will be taken to the Sections page where you can configure Sections yourself

    Suggestion: Configure Manually is the recommended option.

  • If you click on Configure Automatically, your complete EA model will be added to Prolaborate and you will be provided access to the complete model

If the connection details are not valid, you will be shown an error accordingly.

You will see any one of the following errors:

  1. Authentication Failed – This error comes up when Security is enabled in the EA Model but the details you have given in Authentication in Prolaborate is wrong. Check whether the Authentication Details are valid.
  2. PCS Connection Failed – This error occurs when there is some problem with the PCS connection. Check whether the Pro Cloud Server connection details are valid
    Check this link for details if you face this error.

Edit Repository

You can edit the repository details by choosing the Edit icon on a repository.

Remove a Repository

To remove a repository, click on the trash icon.

If you remove a repository, all the configuration you have done like Sections, Users, Access permissions, etc. will be lost.

This action cannot be undone.
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