Installing Lifecycle Manager

This document provides reference information and examples relating to installation and configuration of Lifecycle Manager version 8.0.2 and later with the Akana Platform.

Note: Lifecycle Manager 8.0.2 and later requires Akana Platform 8.4.11.

Notes:

  • This document provides the steps you need for a fresh install. If you're upgrading from a previous version of Lifecycle Manager, you'll need to refer to the upgrade documentation. See Upgrading Lifecycle Manager.
  • This document addresses installation of Lifecycle Manager version 8.0.2 and later. If you want to install version 8.0.1, which uses the Akana Platform version 8.2.3, see Installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1.

Table of Contents

LM Installation Procedure:
  1. Lifecycle Manager 8.0.2 and later: Installation Overview
  2. Step 1: Gather ZIP files and download to the install folder
  3. Step 2: Unzip installation files in the correct sequence
  4. Step 3: Run Configurator to configure Lifecycle Manager container
  5. Step 4: Start the Lifecycle Manager instance
  6. Step 5: Install and configure the Akana Lifecycle Manager Application feature
  7. Step 6: Extract javaclients.zip file and specify the URL in the configuration settings
  8. Step 7: Update the Lifecycle Manager configuration settings
  9. Step 8: Create a Lifecycle Manager Library
LM Installation Tasks/Reference:
  1. Installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1
  2. Supported databases
  3. Database drivers
  4. Creating the LM properties file for silent install
  5. Creating a container using silent install
  6. Creating an asset library
  7. Related Topics

LM Installation Procedure:

Lifecycle Manager 8.0.2 and later: Installation Overview

You can install Lifecycle Manager in a single OSGi container.

You'll need to first install the Akana Platform, which provides the underlying infrastructure for Lifecycle Manager, and then install Lifecycle Manager itself.

For database version information, see Supported databases.

Note: If you want to install Lifecycle Manager version 8.0.1, see Installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1.

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Step 1: Gather ZIP files and download to the install folder

The first step is to download the required ZIP files for the Akana Platform and for Lifecycle Manager.

To download the installation ZIP files
  1. First, create two folders:
    • A temporary download location for the Lifecycle Manager download ZIP file.
    • A folder for your installation; for example, LM806.
  2. Log in to the Rogue Wave Support Center (https://library.roguewave.com).

    Note: If you don't have a login for the site, contact Akana technical support to get access.

  3. In the My Resources section, click Product Downloads, then click Akana - Product Downloads (https://library.roguewave.com/display/SUPPORT/Akana+-+Product+Downloads).
  4. Download the Akana Platform 8.4 file:
    • Search for Akana Platform 8.4 GA, click the download link, and download the file to the folder for your installation.
  5. Download the update file for Akana Platform 8.4.11:
    • Search for Akana Platform 8.4.11, click the download link, and download the file to the folder for your installation.
  6. Search for the latest Akana Lifecycle Manager file, click the download link, and download the main Lifecycle Manager installation ZIP file. For example: Akana_Lifecycle_Manager_8.0.6.zip. Download to the temporary download location you set up in Step 1.

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Step 2: Unzip installation files in the correct sequence

The next step is to extract the files, following the exact sequence below.

Note: You'll need a password to unzip the files. If you don't know the password, contact your Akana representative.

To unzip the installation files
  1. In the folder for your installation, unzip the Akana Platform 8.4 file.
  2. In the folder for your installation, unzip the Akana Platform 8.4.11 file.
  3. In the temporary folder, unzip the Akana Lifecycle Manager 8.0.6 file. The directory structure will include:
    • Lifecycle Manager 8.0.6 ZIP file: for example, lifecyclemanager_8.0.6.xxxxx.zip.
    • Java Clients ZIP file: for example, javaclients_8.0.6.00410.zip.
    • Other files, such as documentation.
  4. From the temporary folder, copy the main Lifecycle Manager file to the folder for your installation.
  5. In the folder for your installation, unzip the main Lifecycle Manager Platform file.

After installation, the directory structure will look similar to the following:

Installation folder structure

For information about the folders and folder contents for the Akana API Platform, see Installation folder structure.

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Step 3: Run Configurator to configure Lifecycle Manager container

You can configure a Lifecycle Manager container using either GUI or silent install options.

GUI installation: follow this step in the Akana API Platform install instructions:

  • Step 3: Run Configurator to create the first container (Akana API Platform installation instructions)

    Note: If you click through to the Akana API Platform installation instructions, remember to come back to the Lifecycle Manager instructions to complete the LM install procedure.

Silent mode: follow these steps (later in this document):

At the end of this process, you can see that the container was successfully created. In the folder structure, there is a new folder under the instances folder: instances/{containername}. The files for your Lifecycle Manager container are stored in this folder.

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Step 4: Start the Lifecycle Manager instance

The next step is to start the instance.

To start the instance
  1. Go to the /bin folder for your Lifecycle Manager container. For example:

    opt/akana/lm802/bin

  2. Run the startup command.

    For Windows:

    startup.bat {container name} -bg

    For Linux:

    ./startup.sh {container name} -bg

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Step 5: Install and configure the Akana Lifecycle Manager Application Feature

The next step is to install the Lifecycle Manager feature into the new container you just created. Follow the steps below.

There are two features available for installation: Akana Lifecycle Manager Application and Lifecycle Repository. However, when you install Akana Lifecycle Manager Application, the repository is included. You only need to explicitly install the Repository if you want this feature but do not want Lifecycle Manager itself.

Before configuring the database, make sure you have the applicable database driver in place. See Database drivers.

To install the Lifecycle Manager feature on a container

This procedure is along the lines of the standard Akana API Platform instructions, Step 4: Install Policy Manager/Community Manager features on the container, with differences for Lifecycle Manager.

Note: If you click through to the Akana API Platform installation instructions, remember to come back to the Lifecycle Manager instructions to complete the LM install procedure.

  1. Log in to the Akana Administration Console, using the Admin username and password you specified in Step 3: Run Configurator to configure Lifecycle Manager container. The URL is composed like this: {protocol}://{hostname}:{port}:/admin.

    For example: http://lm.acmepaymentscorp.com:9900/admin

  2. Go to the Available Features list.
  3. Choose Akana Lifecycle Manager Application and click Install Feature. The feature is installed, including the repository (you do not need to install the Lifecycle Repository option).

The next step is to configure the features you've just installed. You'll have these configuration actions to complete:

  • Add Database
  • Manage Schemas
  • Initialize Repository Database

There are two ways you can work through the sequence:

  • Click Configure at the end of the installation process in the previous step. The process steps you through the wizards for each configuration step.
  • If you're not continuing straight from the Installation Complete summary, you can resume these tasks later: in the Akana Administration Console for the container, click the Installed Features tab. Pending installation steps are listed at the bottom left. To continue/complete configuration activities, click Complete Configuration.

Before configuring the database, make sure you have the applicable database driver in place. See Database drivers.

To configure the Lifecycle Manager feature on a container

This procedure is along the lines of the standard Akana API Platform version 8.2 instructions, Step 6: Complete pending tasks to configure container features, with differences for Lifecycle Manager.

Note: If you click through to the Akana API Platform installation instructions, remember to come back to the Lifecycle Manager instructions to complete the LM install procedure.

  1. At the Configure Database Options Wizard, specify your database and other values. Since this is the first container, select Create new database (for subsequent containers, you'll use the same database, so you'd select Use existing database). An example is shown below.

    Specify Database Options wizard

    You'll need to have your database driver in place, in the {installation}\instances\{containername}\deploy folder, before running this wizard. See Database drivers.

    Note, Oracle 12c only: When using Oracle 12c to configure a new database, the DBA must run this query: GRANT SELECT ON SYS.USER$ TO SYSTEM; (substitute the SYSTEM user for the user specified for the Administrator credentials). This is because Oracle 12c introduced restricted access to SYS.USER$, which the platform uses to query on.

  2. At the Manage Schemas wizard, check the box under Available Schemas and click Finish. The schema is installed.

    Install Schemas wizard

    Note: What you see in the Manage Schemas wizard might vary according to the database you're using. For example, for Oracle 12 you'll need to check the Database Validation checkbox.

  3. At the Schema Management Successful summary page, close the wizard.
  4. Select the next configuration action, Initialize Repository Database. The Initialize Repository Database wizard appears, as shown below.

    Initialize Repository Databse

    Note: If you're not using an Oracle database, the admin username and password fields are not on this page. Click Finish to complete the initialization task.

  5. Oracle database only: Follow the on-screen instructions. Entering the administrator credentials is optional, but if you do enter them, make sure you enter the correct credentials for the target database that you set up in the database configuration step earlier (see To configure the Lifecycle Manager feature on a container, Step 1).

    Note: This step is optional, but if you're using an Oracle database and don't set up administrator credentials, the DBA will need to perform additional grants (see Supported Database section, Oracle, CTX Grants) before creating the library (see Step 8: Create a Lifecycle Manager Library).

  6. At the summary, as shown below, click Finish.

    Initialize repository

  7. At the Set Lifecycle Repository Superuser Password page, type in the password, confirm, and then click Finish.

    Setting up the superuser password

    Note: This step is optional; you can also set up the superuser information later, in Step 7. See To enable superuser access using the Akana Administration Console.

That completes the basic installation and configuration of Lifecycle Manager.

Note: MSSQL database only:

When using any version of MSSQL, the DBA will need to manually alter the database to set read committed snapshot and enable snapshot isolation mode. This is not required for installation; however, it will affect how the application behaves once asset content is being populated. Run the following:

ALTER DATABASE {db.instance.name}
	SET READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON;
ALTER DATABASE {db.instance.name}
	SET ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION ON;

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Step 6: Extract javaclients.zip file and specify the URL in the configuration settings

The Lifecycle Manager ZIP file you downloaded from the Akana Support center includes the javaclients.zip file.

To make the Java clients available on the Download Center pages for all Lifecycle Manager libraries on the server, there are two steps:

  1. Locate the javaclients.zip file in the temporary directory in which you unzipped the Lifecycle Manager download file (See Step 2: Unzip installation files in the correct sequence, Step 3).
  2. Extract the javaclients.zip file to a common directory of your choice, on an HTTP server of your choice that will be accessible to the platform.
  3. Specify the URL to this common directory in the Admin Console Configuration Settings as shown below.

Note: If you prefer, you can extract these ZIP files, and configure the setting, after completion of the installation. These steps are needed for the availability of the Java clients.

To specify the URL to the javaclients file in the configuration settings
  1. Log in to the Akana Administration Console, using Administrator credentials.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. On the left, under Configuration Categories, find the com.soa.repository category.
  4. Locate the repository.config.downloads property and set it to the URL of the folder in which you extracted the javaclients.zip file. For example, if you download the file to a folder named akana/temp, and your domain name is http://example.com, the path would be: http://example.com/akana/temp.
  5. Click Apply Changes (you might need to scroll down), and then click OK to confirm.
  6. Restart so that the changes take effect.

    Note: You'll need to restart the container when you're setting up the URL for the first time. In a scenario where you're modifying an existing URL, restart is not necessary.

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Step 7: Update the Lifecycle Manager configuration settings

When the Lifecycle Manager feature is successfully installed, the Lifecycle Manager superuser can configure specific settings, such as hostname and admin users, for your implementation.

High-level steps:

  1. If you didn't already do it as part of the installation wizard, enable superuser access: To enable superuser access using the Akana Administration Console.

    Note: It's best to use the superuser login only to bootstrap the initial install, to configure the LDAP settings. Once you've configured LDAP and specified one or more Admin users, all Lifecycle Manager Admin tasks should be done via the Lifecycle Manager Console or Akana Administration Console. For security reasons, it's best to disable superuser access at that point, by removing the repository.config.superUserPassword value.

  2. Log in as the superuser and update the configuration settings: To update Lifecycle Manager configuration settings.
  3. Optional but recommended, see note in #1 above: verify Admin user access and then disable superuser access.
To enable superuser access using the Akana Administration Console
  1. Log in to the Akana Administration Console, using Administrator credentials.
  2. Click the Configuration tab.
  3. Set the superuser information:
    1. On the left, under Configuration Categories, find the com.soa.repository category.
    2. Locate the repository.config.superUserPassword property and set the superuser password, as shown below.

      Setting the super user password

  4. Click Apply Changes (you might need to scroll down), and then click OK to confirm.
  5. Log out of the Akana Administration Console.
To update Lifecycle Manager configuration settings
  1. Log in to the Lifecycle Manager superuser login page. For example: http://www.acmepaymentscorp.com:9900/lm/application/access/suLogin.do (see note about superuser login). An example of the login page is shown below.

    Lifecycle Manager login page

  2. The Administration page shows a list of installation tasks, as shown below.

    Lifecycle Manager: installation admin tasks

  3. Click Settings to access the Administration Settings page. The General Settings are displayed, as shown below.

    Lifecycle Manager: General Settings

  4. In the General Settings page, add or change the following settings:
    • Make sure the Use SSL checkbox is cleared. You'll complete separate steps later to manually configure the instance with SSL properties. For information on SSL configuration, refer to the Lifecycle Manager System Administrator Guide.
    • Specify Host (for example: lxc1-pm8x-23.local.acmepaymentscorp.com).
    • Specify Port (for example, 9900).
    • Administration Users: A list of LDAP User IDs, separated by semi-colons. These are the users that have permission to access the Lifecycle Manager Admin Console (not the Akana Platform Admin Console). Specify one or more admin users, such as Technical Support personnel.
    • Optional: Check the Show Library List checkbox. If you check this box, all libraries for the installation are displayed on the login page.
    • Set each of the following cache settings to 20: Asset Cache Size, Org Group Cache Size, User Cache Size.
  5. Click Save.
  6. From the Administration page, click Settings, and then go to E-mail Settings, as shown below.

    Lifecycle Manager: Email Settings

  7. Enter values as needed:
    • Host field: for example, smtpl.acmepaymentscorp.com.
    • Optional: If the SMTP server requires authentication, specify User and Password. Otherwise, leave these fields empty to allow anonymous access.
  8. Click Save.
  9. From the Administration page, click Settings, and then go to Default LDAP Settings, as shown below.

    Lifecycle Manager: Default LDAP Settings

  10. In the Connection Settings section, enter correct values for your implementation, for the following fields:
    • Host (example: ldap.acmepaymentscorp.com)
    • Port (example: 389)
    • BindDN (example: cn=Manager,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local)
    • Bind Password (example: 0000)
  11. In the User Settings section, enter correct values for your implementation, for the following fields:
    • Base DN; for example: OU=people,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local.
    • Search Scope: set to One.
    • Account Attribute: set to uid.
  12. In the Group Settings section, enter correct values for your implementation. Specific fields/values vary; see Establishing group membership in LDAP below. For example:
  13. Optional: Library LDAP settings. Not normally needed. The Library LDAP Settings allows specific libraries to use specific LDAP servers. A single library can only use a single LDAP server; if you want all your libraries to use the default LDAP server, library LDAP settings are not necessary.
  14. Click Save.

As noted above (see note), once Admin users are set up and functional, for security reasons it's best to disable the superuser password setting.

Establishing group membership in LDAP

Note: for more information about Group and Role support, refer to Setting up Group and Role support in LDAP (Lifecycle Manager System Administrator Guide).

There are two ways of establishing group membership in LDAP:

  1. As a Group object that lists all the members of that group. The example below shows an ldif of a Project Manager group. The name of the group is in the CN attribute, and the members are listed in the uniqueMember attributes (AD may use a different attribute for members; you'll need to verify with the customer LDAP admin):
    dn: cn=Project Manager,ou=Groups,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    objectClass: groupOfUniqueNames
    objectClass: top
    cn: Project Manager
    uniqueMember: uid=support,ou=people,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    uniqueMember: uid=ppirrip,ou=People,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    uniqueMember: uid=asmith,ou=People,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    uniqueMember: uid=jmead,ou=People,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    uniqueMember: uid=jswift,ou=People,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
  2. As a Person object that lists the groups that user is a member of (typically using the memberOf attribute). In the example below, Philip Pirrip is a member of the OU=Managers group:
    dn: uid=ppirrip,ou=People,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    objectClass: inetOrgPerson
    objectClass: organizationalPerson
    objectClass: person
    objectClass: top
    cn: Philip Pirrip
    sn: Pirrip
    givenName: Philip
    homePhone: 123-456-7890
    mail: philip.pirrip@acmepaymentscorp.com
    memberOf: cn=Managers,ou=Groups,dc=roch,dc=soa,dc=local
    uid: ppirrip
    userPassword:: e1NTSEF9dEt5U3A0bWllRFViRTFIR05COUlBVHVRVGZRbk1Kd3V1VGY2SUE9P
    Q==

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Step 8: Create a Lifecycle Manager Library

Now it's time to test the LM install by creating a new Lifecycle Manager library.

Note: If you're using an Oracle database and didn't provide the Administrator credentials in To configure the Lifecycle Manager feature on a container, Step 5, the DBA must provide the required grants before you create the library. See Supported Database section, Oracle, CTX Grants.

To create a new Lifecycle Manager library
  1. Log in to the Akana Administration Console for Lifecycle Manager, using the previously designated installation administrator account, such as Technical Support. For example: http://www.acmepaymentscorp.com:9900/lm/admin/mainMenu.do.
  2. Select Create New Library. The Create Library page appears, as shown below.

    Create Library

  3. Provide values for the following fields (for information about the fields, see Create Library page: field descriptions):
    • Library Name
    • Description
    • Sender Email: this value is displayed in the From field on system-generated emails. The system doesn't process responses to these emails, so it's a good idea to include an address indicating that, such as no_reply@example.com.
    • Library Administrator Account Name
  4. When all is done, you'll see a message that the library was successfully created, and the ID of the new library. You can now click the Libraries link at the top of the page to load the home page for the newly created library. An example is shown below.

    Home page for new library

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LM Installation Tasks/Reference:

Installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1

The instructions in this document specify files, folders, and Akana Platform versions applicable for installation of Lifecycle Manager version 8.0.1.

The installation process is the same for installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 or 8.0.3; however, the two versions use different Akana Platform versions.

If you're installing Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1, use the table below to pick out the correct values you should use in the installation procedure. Then, follow the procedure given in this document, Step 1 to Step 8, using the files and values applicable for Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1.

The files below are all available in the Rogue Wave Support Center (https://library.roguewave.com).

For this item... For Lifecycle Manager 8.0.1 use...
Akana Platform Version 8.2.3
Akana Platform file

Product Downloads > Akana - Product Downloads > 8.2GA.

Choose the file version applicable for your operating system:

  • Windows (includes JRE): akana-platform-win-jre-8.2.4.zip
  • Linux (includes JRE): akana-platform-linux-jre-8.2.4.zip
  • Windows, Linux, or Solaris (does not include JRE; provide your own JRE, version 1.8): akana-platform-8.2.4.zip
Akana Platform upgrade file Product Downloads > Akana - Product Downloads > akana-platform-update-cumulative-8.2.3.zip
Lifecycle Manager installation file Product Downloads > Akana - Product Downloads > lifecyclemanager_8.0.1.00384.zip
Java Clients file Product Downloads > Akana - Product Downloads > javaclients_8.0.1.00381.zip file

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Supported databases

Lifecycle Manager version 8.0 and later supports the following databases:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014
  • Oracle 11g, 12c—If you're using Oracle, your installation must include the following required features and details:

    In addition, depending on the Oracle version and Patch Set Update (PSU), there might be additional interim patch requirements:

    • Oracle 11.2.0.3.x requires the following patches: 16191663 and 18615607.
    • Oracle 11.2.0.4.x requires this patch: 18615607.
    • Oracle 12c requires PSU 12.1.0.2.0 or greater.

      If you're using Oracle, AL32UTF8 with BYTE length semantics is recommended.

Note: Depending on the type and version of the database you're using, you might also need to place the database driver in the correct location as part of Step 5: Install and configure the Akana Lifecycle Manager Application Feature. See Database drivers.

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Database drivers

Depending on which database server you're using, you might need to install a database driver before running the Configure Database Options Wizard.

If you need to install a database driver, place it in this location:

  • {installation}/instances/{containername}/deploy folder

For example, for Oracle 12c, it might be:

Database options, with driver information:

  • Oracle 11g: install the appropriate driver; for example, Ojdbc6.jar, downloadable from http://www.java2s.com/Code/Jar/o/Downloadojdbc6jar.htm.

    Note: Oracle 11.2.0.x installations below the 11.2.0.4 PSU require the Oracle 11.1 JDBC (11.1.0.7) driver. If your Oracle installation is at or above the 11.2.0.4 PSU, you can use the JDBC driver from that specific version of Oracle.

  • Oracle 12c: install the appropriate driver (typically ojdbc7.jar) that aligns with your Oracle 12c instance version.

    Also, for Oracle 12c, see note about database permissions needed.

  • Microsoft SQL Server: no database driver installation is required. The Akana Platform provides the required JTDS support for connecting to MS SQL.

    Note: If you're using MSSQL, see additional information to set read committed snapshot and enable snapshot isolation mode.

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Creating the LM properties file for silent install

If you're using silent install mode for your installation, you'll need to define the various properties needed by the installation process, in a properties file that is then used in the silent mode install.

Recommended filename and path:

akana/lm.properties

The specific path and filename are not important as long as the silent install command references the correct path and filename.

Values to define in the properties file:

You'll have to provide valid values for the following properties:

  • container.instance.name
  • credential.username
  • credential.password
  • default.host
  • default.port
Example properties file:

The example below shows how the properties file is put together, with actual values for each property.

container.instance.name=lm
credential.username=administrator
credential.password=password
default.host=lxc1-pm8x-23.local.acmepaymentscorp.com
default.port=9900

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Creating a container using silent install

You can create the container using silent install mode, in Step 5 of the installation process. See Step 3: Configure Lifecycle Manager Container above.

To create the container, use the command below. Adjust these values as needed:

  • Path to the startup.sh file for your installation
  • Path and filename for your properties file
/opt/akana/lm802/bin/startup.sh configurator -Dsilent=true -Dproperties=/home/akana/lm.properties

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Creating an asset library

To create an asset library, follow the steps below.

To create an asset library
  1. Open one of the following URLs in a browser, depending on your setup. If you're using native LDAP mode and have not bootstrapped the setup according to the above instructions, use the superuser login page and the configured password {superuser.password}. Otherwise, use the installation administration login page and specify a valid LDAP user configured in {admin.users} with a valid password. URLs:
    • http://{web.server.url.host}/lm/admin (installation administration login page)
    • http://{web.server.url.host}/lm/application/access/suLogin.do (superuser login page)
  2. Select Create Library.
  3. Fill in the information for your library. For information about the various fields, see Create Library page: field descriptions below.
  4. Save changes.
Create Library page: field descriptions

Use the information below to determine which values to use in the Create Library page.

Name Description
Library Name

The name for the Asset Library. The name is used in the URL when accessing the library via the web with thick clients. Choose a name that is fairly short and will be easy for users to remember.

Naming Rules: the library name must start with an alpha character and white space is not allowed. Valid characters are: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _ (underscore).

Description A brief description of the Asset Library.
Sender Email The email address to use as the "from" address on notifications that go out from this library to end users. The format is: username@domain. For example, internalsupport@example.com. The system doesn't process responses to these emails, so it's a good idea to include an address indicating that, such as no_reply@example.com.
Controlled Access If the library is set up for controlled access, all user account requests must be approved by a usage controller before access is allowed. With uncontrolled access, any user who already has an account or requests an account is allowed access. If bootstrapping (in native LDAP mode), it is best to choose No.
Enable Project Manager Authority to Create Users

Choose an option:

  • Selected: The Project Manager can create users from LDAP.
  • Cleared: Only a Usage Controller can create users from LDAP.
Library Administrator information:
Account
The library login account name for the initial library administrator. It must already be an existing user (in LDAP if using guest LDAP mode, or an existing account if using native LDAP mode). If this is the first library created on a new installation in native LDAP mode, there are no accounts yet, and this property should be left blank. To assign a library administrator later, you must log in to the library using the superuser account.

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