Connect to a Dimensions CM repository

As an administrator, you can configure connections to Dimensions CM repositories (base databases).

Note: If you install PulseUno as part of Dimensions CM, the connection to a Dimensions CM repository is created automatically.

To add a Dimensions CM repository connection:

  1. In PulseUno, navigate to Administration > Connections.

  2. On the Connections page, click New Connection and select Dimensions CM from the list.

  3. In the Connection Details tab, specify the following details:

    Field Description
    Title Enter a name for the Dimensions CM repository.
    Server Enter the network address of the Dimensions CM server, for example, dimensions-server.example.com.

    Base database name

    Enter the Dimensions CM database name and connection string, for example, cm_typical@dim14.

    Note: These two values, separated by the @ symbol, are the same as the DB name and DB connection values you provide when logging in to a Dimensions CM client.

    System username Enter a Dimensions CM username for connecting to the repository.
    System password Click Set Password to specify the Dimensions CM user password for connecting to the repository.

    Always use the credentials

    This option controls which set of credentials to use for connecting to the Dimensions CM repository:

    • If selected: Uses the Dimensions CM account specified in the System username and System password fields, which enables connections and caches to be pooled across users. Audit trail and user access control is the same as for the Dimensions CM account.

      This option uses less disk space and fewer system resources.

    • If cleared: Uses the credentials of the current PulseUno user. Audit trail and user access control is the same as for the PulseUno user. When a PulseUno user is not available, the Dimensions CM account you specified in the System username and System password fields is used for non-interactive connections to the Dimensions CM repository.

      This option provides better audit trail and access control.

    CI username

    (Optional) Enter a username of the Dimensions CM account to use for continuous integration. By default, PulseUno uses the System user credentials.

    Note: For security purposes, we recommend that this user has the minimum access required to fetch the code and perform other Dimensions CM tasks in chains.

    CI password

    If you specified a CI user, click Set Password to enter the password of the Dimensions CM account for continuous integration. By default, the CI password is the same as the System password.

    If a CI user is not specified, PulseUno uses the System user credentials.

    Sync username

    (Optional) Enter a username of the Dimensions CM account to use for Git branch synchronization. By default, PulseUno uses the System user credentials.

    Note: For security purposes, we recommend that this user has the minimum access required to sync repositories.

    Sync password

    If you specified a Sync user, click Set Password to enter the password of the Dimensions CM user account for Git branch synchronization.

    If a Sync user is not specified, PulseUno uses the System user credentials.

  4. Click Save.

If you are using built-in Dimensions CM requests, you can synchronize PulseUno roles and states with those of Dimensions CM. For details, see Map to Dimensions CM roles and request states.

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