Command-line options for the Settings App

When the Settings App is started, the Log in to Alloy Navigator Express window prompts the administrator provide the credentials to connect to the database.

Using the command-line options allows you to start the Settings App without displaying the Log in to Alloy Navigator Express window and asking the administrator for credentials. For example, you can configure your workflow to allow administrators to silently access the Settings App from within the Desktop App using the credentials provided when the administrator was logging in to the Desktop App.

IMPORTANT: Accessing the Settings App requires the Administrative Access permissions. For details, see Understanding security roles.

The executable file AlloyNavigatorExpressMngr.exe is located in the /Bin folder of your Alloy Navigator Express installation folder.

The following table lists the command-line options available for the Settings App:

Option Description
/Connection="ConnectionName"

The name of the technician's connection to the Alloy Navigator Express database.

/Server="SQL_Server_Name"

The name or network address of the SQL Server instance hosting the Alloy Navigator Express database to connect.

Specify if the SQL Server name differs from the SQL Server name in the specified connection.

"DB_Name"

The name of the Alloy Navigator Express database to connect.

Optional. Specify if the database name differs from database name in the specified connection.

/WinAuth="TRUE/FALSE"

Specifies whether to log in using Windows authentication. The FALSE value denotes Standard authentication.

Optional. Specify if the user credentials differ from the credentials in the specified connection.

/User="Login"

The login name of the technician account (applicable with Standard authentication only).

Optional. Specify if the user credentials differ from the credentials in the specified connection.

/Password="Password"

The password to log in to the database (applicable with Standard authentication only).

Optional. Specify if the specified connection does not contain the password you want to use.

/AutoLogin

Logs in to the Settings App without displaying the Log in to Alloy Navigator Express window.

/OpenPage="SettingsPage"

The Settings App section to open.

The current version supports only one value: "LookupLists:Class", where "class" denotes the Alloy Navigator Express object class and matches the section name in the Settings App navigation bar.

The /OpenPage= "LookupLists:Class" option opens the Classification section of the Settings App for the specified object class.

Note that the technician must have the Administrative Access permission to access the specified section.

All the options are case-insensitive.

Example

The following command accesses the Settings App without displaying the Log in to Alloy Navigator Express window. The database is accessed using the technician's connection USER: DB_001; the technician account uses the Standard authentication and requires entering the password; the user name, database name, and SQL Server name in the connection. The command opens the Customization > Service Desk > Tickets > Classification section:

AlloyNavigatorMngr.exe /Connection="USER: DB_001"

 /Password="Password"  /AutoLogin /OpenPage=LookupLists:Tickets