Administrator view tasks

The administrator view is intended to be used by administrators to set up the Tackle instance environment.

Credentials

This management module enables administrators to create and manage credentials for access to private repositories. It also allows for the architects to assign the credentials to applications without knowing their contents.

Configuring source control credentials

Follow the steps below to create new credentials for a source control repository.

Procedure

  1. Click Credentials in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Create new button.
  3. Enter the following information.
    • Name
    • Description (Optional)
  4. Select the Source Control in the Type drop-down list.
  5. Select the credential type in the User Credentials drop-down list and enter the requested information.
    • Username/Password
      • Username
      • Password (Hidden)
      • Create credentials
    • SCM Private Key/Passphrase
      • SCM Private Key
      • Private Key Passphrase (Hidden)

Note: Type specific credential information such as keys and passphrases will be hidden or shown as [Encrypted].

  1. Click Create.

Tackle validates the input and creates a new credential. SCM keys must be parsed and checked for validity. If the validation fails, an error message displaying “not a valid key/XML file” is displayed.

Configuring Maven credentials

Follow the steps below to create new credentials for a Maven repository.

Procedure

  1. Click Credentials in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Create new button.
  3. Enter the following information.
    • Name
    • Description (Optional)
  4. Select Maven Settings File in the Type drop-down list.
  5. Upload the settings file.
  6. Click Create.

Tackle validates the input and creates a new credential. Maven settings.xml files must be parsed and checked for validity. If the validation fails, an error message displaying “not a valid key/XML file” is displayed.

Configuring proxy credentials

Follow the steps below to create new credentials for a proxy repository.

Procedure

  1. Click Credentials in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Create new button.
  3. Enter the following information.
    • Name
    • Description (Optional)
  4. Select Proxy in the Type drop-down list.
  5. Enter the following information.
    • Username
    • Password

Note: Type specific credential information such as keys and passphrases will be hidden or shown as [Encrypted].

  1. Click Create.

Repositories

This management module configures the repositories used by Tackle with the following options.

Configuring Git repositories

Follow the steps below to configure a Git repository.

  1. Click Repositories and then Git in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Consume insecure Git repositories toggle switch to enable.

Configuring Subversion repositories

Follow the steps below to configure a Subversion repository.

  1. Click Repositories and then Subversion in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Consume insecure Git repositories toggle switch to enable. Subversion

Configuring Maven repositories

Follow the steps below to configure a Maven repository or clear the local artifact repository.

Configuring the repository

  1. Click Repositories and then Maven in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Force update of dependencies toggle switch to enable.
  3. Click the Consume insecure artifact repositories toggle switch to enable.

Managing repository size

  1. Click Repositories and then Maven in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the Clear repository link.

Note Due to the size of the repository, the size change may not be evident despite the function working properly.

Proxy

This management module configures HTTP & HTTPS proxy settings. To configure the proxies click the radio button and enter the following information.

  1. Click Proxy in the left menu of the Administrator view.
  2. Click the HTTP proxy or HTTPS proxy toggle switch to enable the proxy connection.
  3. Enter the following information
    • Proxy host
    • Proxy port
  4. Click the HTTP proxy credentials or HTTPS proxy credentials toggle switch to enable authentication (optional).
  5. Select the credential from the drop-down list.