To open server settings #

In the main window of the Designer navigate to [Server] > [Settings]. The ‘Server settings’ window opens. There are two tabs in the ‘Server settings’ window:

  • Configuration Server
  • Web Server

Configuration Server #

XU3_ServerSettings_config_tab

Designer connections

Port
Defines the port number for communication between Server and Designer. The default is 8064. If you set a different port, add the new port number to the host name on the logon screen ([host name]:[port]).

XU-Designer-Logon

Max. age of log files (days)
Defines the maximum age of the config server log files in days. After this period the log files are deleted.

Authentication methods
See section User Management.

Select X.509 certificate

See section Installing an X.509 certificate.

Access Management

See section Access Management.

Web Server #

XU3_ServerSettings_web_tab

Protocol / Access control

HTTP - Unrestricted / HTTP port (default)
Defines the port number, on which the XU server receives HTTP requests of an extraction. The run statement generates an HTTP-URL.

HTTPS - Unrestricted / HTTPS port
Enables secure data transfer via HTTPS.

Defines the port number, on which the XU server receives HTTPS requests of an extraction. The run statement generates an HTTPS-URL. Port option defines the HTTPS listener port.

If you want to receive data via HTTPS you need to install a TLS certificate on the server, on which the Board Connector service is running.
See section Installing an X.509 certificate.

HTTPS - Restricted to AD users with Designer read access
See HTTPS - Unrestricted. This setting enables an additional access control for executing an extraction. Extractions can only be executed by Windows AD users with at least a read permission (Read) in the Configuration Server tab. For additional information see release note and section server security.

Misc.

Max. age of log files (days)
Defines the maximum age of the web server log files in days. After this period the log files are deleted.

Enable setup distribution for clients
Defines whether the setup of the Board Connector version running on the server needs to be downloaded. When an older Board Connector Designer version is connected to a newer Board Connector Server version, you are be prompted to download and update the Designer with the Board Connector version.

Result cache

Note: Cash results option is only available in pull destinations (e.g., PBI, Qlik etc.).

Target directory
Sets the directory for the buffer files. The default ist the result-cache folder in the Board Connector installation directory:
C:\Program Files\XtractUniversal\result-cache.

Max. cached runs
Defines the maximum count of results of different extractions in the buffer.

Max. age (minutes)
Defines the maximum age in minutes of an extraction in the buffer.