Choosing the Installation Type (SSP)

There are two options of installing the Self Service Portal which define how technicians will access the web service:

  • Installing as a web site — This configuration gives you the advantage of having a "nice" URL for accessing the SSP such as "" (or "" 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 SSP will include the virtual directory name (such as "").

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