Launching your Settings
There are many ways to access the Settings App:
From the Alloy Control Panel, click Settings. For details, see Installation Guide: Using the Alloy Control Panel.
From the Alloy Navigator Express Desktop App, choose Tools > Settings on the main menu
or go to Settings in the sidebar.
From the Network Inventory application, select Tools > Settings from the main menu.
From the command line. For details, see Command-line options for Settings App.
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:
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.
This online help is organized in the following chapters, where each chapter refers to a specific section of the
Customization - This chapter explains customization tasks you can perform within the Customization section.
Accounts and Roles - This chapter explains how to set up and maintain Alloy Navigator Express accounts and security roles using the Accounts and Roles section.
Outgoing Notifications - This chapter tells you how to configure sending outgoing notifications in Alloy Navigator Express under the Notifications section.
E-mail Processing - This chapter tells you 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 - This chapter explains 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 explains how to export and import Alloy Navigator Express configuration settings in XML format.