Online Help | Desktop App

Settings App

Version 2024

The Settings App is an administrative desktop application that gives Alloy Navigator Express administrators access to various administrative tasks, such as customizing your business logic, creating and maintaining user accounts and roles, setting up single sign-on, configuring the e-mail and Active Directory integration, accessing logs, etc.

Launching your Settings

There are many ways to access the Settings App:

Logging in to Settings

The Settings App, just like the other Alloy Navigator Express apps, accesses the database using the Database Access Key. Your unique key is generated automatically when the Alloy Software team or your administrator creates the Alloy Navigator Express database. Before you log in to the Settings App for the first time, you need to import that key to your local computer.

You may receive your Database Access Key as a standalone .reg file or as a long encoded string of characters. The delivery method depends on your product solution:

  • Our on-premises customers obtain the Database Access Key from their Alloy Navigator Express administrator, who is responsible for creating and upgrading the database. For details, see Database Access Key distribution.

  • Our cloud customers obtain the Database Access Key through the Alloy Support Portal or in their welcome e-mail message. Typically, the key is delivered as a zipped .reg file. For example:

To import the Database Access Key, use the Connection Manager. For detailed instructions on how to import the key, see Importing the Database Access Key.

For Alloy Navigator Express Cloud (SaaS): We recommend that our cloud customers change the password the first time they log in to Settings. For details, see Changing password.

Once you have your Database Access Key imported, you can use your Alloy Navigator Express credentials to log in to Settings.

INFO: For more details logging in, see Logging in to Alloy Navigator Express.

Settings Help

This online help is organized in the following chapters, where each chapter refers to a specific section of the Settings' side navigation bar:

  • Customization: This chapter explains customization tasks you can perform within the Customization section.

  • Accounts and Roles In this chapter, you'll learn how to set up and maintain Alloy Navigator Express accounts and security roles using the Accounts and Roles section.

  • Outgoing Notifications: This chapter guides you through the process of setting up outgoing notifications in Alloy Navigator Express under the Notifications section.

  • E-mail Processing Learn how to configure processing incoming e-mail in Alloy Navigator Express under E-mail Processing.

  • Services This chapter explains how to configure internal Alloy Navigator Express services under the Services section.

  • Network Inventory This section refers to settings available in the Network Inventory section. It explains how to set up Network Inventory which serves as a source of Network Inventory data.

  • Logs: Learn how to view and manage logs and configure sending administrative alerts when failure or an event requiring the administrator's attention occurs. You can manage logs and alerts in the Logs section.

  • Export and Import: This chapter outlines the process of exporting and importing Alloy Navigator Express configuration settings in XML format.