Distributing the Database Access Key

Once you specified the Database Account for your Alloy Navigator database, the Database Management tool generates a Database Access Key. A registered copy of this key must exist on each computer that requires access to the Alloy Navigator database. This means that you must distribute this key to all technician’s workstations.

There are two ways of Database Access Key distribution:

  • Distribute the key as a .reg file. You can use Group Policy to import this .reg access key file to all technician computers. Alternatively, you can send this .reg file via e-mail, and then technicians can import it by themselves, by just opening it or using the Connection Manager.

  • Distribute the key as an encoded string of characters. You can send this string via e-mail, and then technicians can import it using the Connection Manager.

INFO: For details about the Connection Manager, see Managing Connections.

Use any or both of these ways to distribute the Database Management Key to every technician's workstation having the Desktop App installed.

NOTE: Alloy Navigator services (the Automation Server, Web App, Self Service Portal, and the API module) also require the Database Access key to access the Alloy Navigator database. You will import the key when configuring each service.