Using Site Administration, you create and maintain your ALM projects.
For Single-Sign-On users:
- If the user discovery page is displayed, add your user name or email address as specified in ALM. Click Submit.
- In the IDP page, add your IDP credentials. Click the log in button.
If you want to open Site Administration using IE, do the following.
In the ALM Options window, click the Site Administration link.
The first time you start Site Administration, files are downloaded to your client machine. ALM then carries out a version check on the client files installed on your client machine. If there is a newer version on the server, updated files are downloaded to your client machine.
Note: If you run ALM over a virtual environment, such as Citrix or VMware, only the system administrator can install a new version.
If domains or projects were previously created with locale-specific symbols in their names on a localized ALM server’s Site Administration, you may not be able to access Site Administration from a non-localized client machine. If this occurs, change the client machine locale to correspond to the ALM server’s locale.
After the ALM version has been checked and updated if necessary, the Application Lifecycle Management Site Administration Login window opens.
Note: If you are an external authentication user, this window is bypassed and you are automatically logged in to Site Administration using your external authentication credentials.
In the User Name box, type the name of a user who is defined as a site administrator. The first time you log in to Site Administration, you must use the site administrator name that you specified during the installation of ALM. After you log in to Site Administration, you can define additional site administrators. For details, see Defining Site Administrators.
In the Password box, type your site administrator password. The first time you log in to Site Administration, you must use the site administrator password that you specified during the installation of ALM.
To define or change the site administrator password, see Creating and Changing Passwords.
- Click Login. Site Administration opens.
If you want to open Site Administration using ALM Client Launcher, do the following.
Next to the Site Administration link, click the ALM Client Launcher icon .
This icon is only available when the
packages.xmlfile or the ALM client files are located in the
<ALM deployment path>\webapps\qcbin\Apps\ClientPackagesfolder . Your site admin can either have client files packaged during the ALM installation or manually upload the files to the server folder.
- If you have got ALM Client Launcher ready, you are asked whether you want to open ALM Client Launcher. Click Open ALM Client Launcher.
If you haven't got ALM Client Launcher ready, or you canceled opening ALM Client Launcher in the first place, the How do you want to open ALM Client page is displayed, listing three options.
Click the option that's applicable to you.
- Download ALM Client Launcher: Downloads ALM Client Launcher from Marketplace or ALM server to your machine. You should save the download file before running it.
- Run ALM Client Launcher: Opens ALM Client Launcher. Make sure your have run
ALMClientLauncher.exebefore opening it. It's only required for the first time you open it. See ALM Client Launcher User Guide.
- Continue with IE: Opens ALM using IE. See Open ALM using IE.