Reconfigure Alloy Navigator 8 Express Web Services for Production Database and Production URLs

Now you should reconfigure new web services to use the production Alloy Navigator Express 8 database and old URLs that your users access.

For the Mobile App Service, Self Service Portal, Web App, and the API module, you will need to change only two parameters: the database and the URL.

  • The database: On the Database page, change the name of your pilot Alloy Navigator Express 8 database to the name of your production database (it is the name of your old Alloy Navigator Express database).
  • The URL: On each of the following pages: Installation Type, Web Site, and Virtual Directory, specify exactly the same settings that were specified for the previous version. This configures the new web service to use the existing URL that your users currently access.

Follow these steps to reconfigure new web services.

  1. On the web server hosting both old and new web services, run the Web Configuration tool version 8.
  2. The sidebar on the left hand side displays the list of sites and virtual directories on your web server. Note that virtual directories with Alloy Navigator web services version 8 have individual blue icons next to their names.
  3. Reconfigure the Self Service Portal 8:
    1. In the sidebar, click the directory containing the Self Service Portal version 8. The Web Configuration tool displays this icon next to its name: .
    2. In the main pane on the right hand side, click the Configure button at the top. The Configure Self Service Portal wizard starts.
    3. On the Database page, specify the name of your production database instead of the name of your pilot Alloy Navigator Express8 database.
    4. Navigate to the Installation Type page and select the same installation type as the old version of the SSP had.

      INFO: For details, see Uninstall Alloy Navigator Express Web Services of the Previous Version.

      Click Next. The Web Site page opens.

    5. Choose the web site where your old version of the SSP resided, and click Next. If your old version of the SSP was installed in the virtual directory, select that directory on the Virtual Directory page.
    6. Navigate to the Ready to Apply Settings page and click Apply to apply your changes.
  4. Reconfigure the Mobile App Service 8:
    1. In the sidebar, click the directory containing the Mobile App Service 8. The Web Configuration tool displays this icon next to its name: .
    2. In the main pane on the right hand side, click the Configure button at the top. The Configure Mobile App Service wizard starts.
    3. On the Database page, specify the name of your production database instead of the name of your pilot Alloy Navigator Express8 database.
    4. Navigate to the Installation Type page and select the same installation type as the old version of the Mobile App Service had. Click Next. The Web Site page opens.
    5. Choose the web site where your old version of the Mobile App Service resided, and click Next. If your old Mobile App Service was installed in the virtual directory, select that directory on the Virtual Directory page.
    6. Navigate to the Apply Settings page and click Apply to apply your changes.
  5. Reconfigure the Web App 8:
    1. In the sidebar, click the directory containing the Web App version 8. The Web Configuration tool displays this icon next to its name: .
    2. In the main pane on the right hand side, click the Configure button at the top. The Configure Web App wizard starts.
    3. On the Database page, specify the name of your production database instead of the name of your pilot Alloy Navigator Express 8 database.
    4. Navigate to the Installation Type page and select the same installation type as the old version of the Web App had. Click Next. The Web Site page opens.
    5. Choose the web site where your old version of the Web App resided, and click Next. If it was installed in the virtual directory, select that directory on the Virtual Directory page.
    6. Navigate to the Ready to Apply Settings page and click Apply to apply your changes.
  6. Reconfigure the API module 8:
    1. In the sidebar, click the directory containing the API module version 8. The Web Configuration tool displays this icon next to its name: .
    2. In the main pane on the right hand side, click the Configure button at the top. The Configure Alloy Navigator API wizard starts.
    3. On the Database page, specify the name of your production database instead of the name of your pilot Alloy Navigator 8 database.
    4. Navigate to the Installation Type page and select the same installation type as the API version 7 had. Click Next. The Web Site page opens.
    5. Choose the web site where your API version 7 resided, and click Next. If it was installed in the virtual directory, select that directory on the Virtual Directory page.
    6. Navigate to the Ready to Apply Settings page and click Apply to save your changes.
  7. Exit the Web Configuration tool.