Choosing Installation Type (API)

There are two options of installing the API module which define how technicians will access the API module:

  • Installing as a web site — This configuration gives you the advantage of having a "nice" URL for accessing the API module such as "http://www.example.com/" (or "http://api.example.com/" if you have a web site with a third-level domain name).

  • Installing into a virtual directory — In this configuration, your URL for accessing the API module will include the virtual directory name (such as "http://www.example.com/api/").

By default, all Alloy Navigator Express web services are deployed to "Alloy Navigator Site," a dedicated website on your IIS web server, on a custom port 81. However, you can decide to deploy the applications to the default website in IIS or create a new IIS website with settings that are specific to the requirements of your organization. To meet industry standard security requirements, you could consider switching over to HTTPS.

INFO: For instructions on how to configure Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for a site, see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/manage/configuring-security/how-to-set-up-ss.