ALM Connection dialog box

This dialog box enables you to connect to an ALM project from within Controller.

To access
Tools > ALM Connection
Important information

You can connect to one version of ALM from Controller and a different version of ALM from your browser.

Note: Before you connect to results stored on ALM through this dialog box, it is recommended that you first connect to the ALM server through your browser. This automatically downloads the ALM client files to your computer.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Step 1: Connect to Server
  • Server URL. The URL of the server on which ALM is installed.

  • Reconnect to server on startup. Automatically reconnect to the server every time you start Controller.

  • Connect / Disconnect. Connects to the server specified in the Server URL box. Only one button is visible at a time, depending on your connection status.

Step 2: Authenticate User Information

Note: Step 2 is only active after you successfully connect to a server.

  • User name. Your ALM user name.

  • Password. Your ALM password.

  • Authenticate on startup. Authenticates your user information automatically, the next time you open the application. This option is available only if you selected Reconnect to server on startup above.

  • Authenticate. Authenticates your user information against the ALM server.

  • After your user information has been authenticated, the fields in the Authenticate user information area are displayed in read-only format. The Authenticate button changes to Change User.
    You can log in to the same ALM server using a different user name by clicking Change User, entering a new user name and password, and then clicking Authenticate again.
Step 3: Login to Project
  • Domain. The domain that contains the ALM project. Only those domains containing projects to which you have permission to connect to are displayed.

  • Project. Enter the ALM project name or select a project from the list. Only those projects that you have permission to connect to are displayed.

  • Login to project on startup. This option is enabled only when the Authenticate on startup check box is selected.

  • Keep project connection alive. Keeps the project connection alive even when you log out.

  • Login / Logout. Logs into and out of the ALM project.

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