Installation Guide

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 "" (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 API module will include the virtual directory name (such as "").

By default, all Alloy Navigator Express web applications 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 Microsoft: How to enable SSL for all customers who interact with your Web site in IIS.