Installing the API module
Updated in 8.5
To install and configure the
NOTE: Typically, one web server hosts the Web App, the Mobile App Service, the API module, and the Self Service Portal. However, you can install the
Run the Alloy
Navigator Express8 Installer.
By default, the installer extracts its installation files to the
C:\Alloyfolder. If this folder does not exist, the installation wizard will create it.
NOTE: If you want to change the destination folder, click Browse and make a new temporary folder for installation files.
TIP: If you need to install Alloy
Navigator Express8 components on multiple computers, you can copy this folder to a network share and then run the
AlloyInstaller.exefile from there. If no longer needed, this folder and its content can be manually removed after the upgrade has finished.
Click Extract. After the installation files are extracted, the Welcome page opens.
On the Welcome page, click
On the Advanced Installation page, select Install
Alloy Navigator. Express API
The installation wizard will automatically analyze your machine and test for prerequisites. If any of the tests fail, for example, if your computer has insufficient RAM size or hard drive space, or Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 is missing, the wizard displays a warning message along with a hyperlink, which shows additional information about the encountered issue.
Information: Indicates missing software components that will be installed automatically.
Warning: Indicates missing software or partially met requirements that may result in the incorrect work or non-operability of the installed software.
Error: Indicates not met requirements that prevent the installation.
You can make necessary changes and then recheck prerequisites by clicking Recheck. To go back to the
AdvancedInstallation page of the installation wizard, click the Close.
Click Install to proceed with the installation after checking the prerequisites. The
Setup Wizard starts.
On the Welcome page of the Setup Wizard, click Next.
page, review the license agreement and, if you agree, confirm the terms of the license agreement, and then click Next. End-UserLicense Agreement
On the Installation Folder page, click Next to install the
API moduleto the default Alloy Navigator Express8 installation folder (
\Program Files (x86)\Alloy Software\Alloy Navigator).
TIP: If you want to install the
API moduleto a different folder, click Change, browse to choose the installation folder, click OK to return to the wizard page, and then click Next.
On the Ready to install page, click Install to begin the installation. Click Back, if you need to review or change any of your settings.
When the installation is complete, the Completed page opens.
After the installation of
the API module, you should configure itusing the Web Configuration tool.
If you want to launch the
managernow, keep the Run the Web Configurationcheck box selected. If you want to configure the API modulelater, clear this check box.
Click Finish to complete the installation process.