Getting Started - Alienbrain Administration
This simple guide will demonstrate the basic features of Alienbrain administration to get up and running quickly.
More detailed notes are available in the Alienbrain Administration Guide found in the Alienbrain Documentation folder in the Windows Start Menu.
Connect to the Alienbrain Server
Run the Alienbrain Administration tool in the Alienbrain Tools folder in the Windows Start Menu.
Connect to the Alienbrain Server by clicking the button with the ellipsis on the main screen, and selecting the server name (which should be listed).
Click on the Connect button on the main screen to login to the server. If this is the first time the administration tool has been used, or the Adminsistrator password has not yet been updated, click OK to accept the default login details (the password will be blank).
Add and Manage Projects
Select Create Project from the Project Database menu. Add a project name and description in the Create Project form and click the Create Project button. A default location for the database is provided although this could be changed to any storage on the network
The new project will now appear in the list on the Active Projects screen (Project Database menu). Projects can be renamed here, or removed from the active list. Note that removing projects from the active list does not remove the data. Projects can also be locked/unlocked on this page, which is useful, for example, when projects are being moved to new storage on the network.
Add Users and User Groups
Users are created and assigned to user groups in the User Management Screen.
Select User Management from the Central Configuration Services menu to display the User Management screen.
Create a new user group by selecting New User Group from the Maintaining Users menu on the right pane. Add the name and description, and click OK.
Add a user to a group by highlighting the required user group and selecting New User from the Maintaining Users menu. Add a name and description, and click OK.
Project Permissions can be applied to individual users or entire user groups. Users can be dragged into different user groups where they will inherit the permissions of the group.
Select a user or user group in the user list, and a project in the Project list to display the access permissions. Update by clicking on the radio buttons. If a user group has been selected, the permissions can be applied to all members of the group by clicking on Reset Children.
Note: The Demo Project is not initially enabled for permissions management. To do this, select the demo project from the project list, then click the button to syncronise with the CCS. The permissions settings should now be available.
The license management screen shows the allocation of licenses on the selected server (2 available for the evaluation download). Although the Alienbrain installation installs a server and client on the same machine, unless the client is used (i.e connects to a project), it will not consume a license. Alienbrain clients could therefore be installed on two further machines with the evaluation download.
Further licenses can be requested on this page (Ask Support for new Evaluation Key), and new licenses, once received, can be added (Browse for Registration File). This page also displays the hardware ID of the server which is provided to Alienbrain support should you go ahead with a purchase of a license or need extra licenses for evaulation.
Configure and run the Alienbrain client:CLIENT CONFIGURATION
Install additional Alienbrain Clients on different machines:CLIENT INSTALLATION
Install and configure the creation tool integrations:TOOL INTEGRATIONS