It’s time to expand your current install of RES One Enterprise Workspace with the Management Portal. The great new feature of RES Software! In this blog I will show you a step by step how to install the management portal. But first you need to meet the prerequisites for example IIS. The prerequisites are.
After meeting the prerequisites we can start the installation of the first Management Portal.
First you have to download and extract the RES ONE Enterprise installer described HERE
After that start the installer of RES One Workspace installer 10.0.0.
Select the option: Select and install components
Select ONLY Management Portal
Accept the End User License And Solution Assurance Agreement and click next.
Select the location where you want to install the portal. But be smart and leave it default.
This is where you set the IIS binding.
- The option Generate Self-Signed Certificate is offered but only for TESTING. RES recommends not to use self-signed certificates in a production environment. The installation creates the website RES and deploys the Management Portal as the web application RES > Workspace.If the website RES already exists in IIS, this step in the Setup Wizard is skipped and the actual installation begins.
The installation starts.
The installation ready. Click Finish.
Now you can check if the website works. Go to the site defined in the IIS Binding options with Workspace behind the URL. In my LAB it is https://iis01.lab.local/workspace
Now you get the warning regarding the certificate. Click “Continue to this website (not recommended)
To fix this error you need to add the self-signed certificate to the Trusted Root store on the computer where you are requesting this portal.
Tip: Do this because when you use the RES ONE Enterprise console and you want to add the url’s you need to have a “trusted” site.. Otherwise it won’t accept it.
When the logon screen is presented you click on Certificate Error and click View certificates.
Now click Install Certificate…
In this screen you select Local Machine and click next
Click browse and selecty Trusted Root Certification Authorities
Success! The import was successful.
Now close your browser and go to the portal..
No error messages anymore. Now you can logon with your defined account that has access rights. In my case with an account that is member of DL_sec_RES_Admins
Now you can setup the Datastore Setup. Test the connection and when successful click SAVE
The portal is installed so now we can add this one to the RES ONE Enterprise Console and the Workspace Console
First we do the Workspace Console.
Start the console and click in the menubar on Setup and then Management Portal
Now select Enable Management Portal Integration
Fill in the URL of the portal and click TEST NOW.
Test succesfully. Click OK.
Now you have integrated the management portal in RES Workspace. I hear you thinking.. where can I find it.
Well at this time only at Workspace Analysis and Audit Trail under Diagnostics.
But RES is bringing all the components to the management portal so have patients and you can control your entire Workspace with the Management Portal
Here you can see that the management portal is enabled.
Now let’s add the Management Portal to the RES ONE Enterprise Console.
Start the RES ONE Enterprise Console.
Here you can manage all the components.
Click the white icon as like the one here.
Now you have to fill in the URL of your Management Portal. When you Click save the portal will be loaded.
NOTE and EXTRA:
When your save button does nothing and you can’t add an URL you might have been forgotten to add the certificate to the Trusted Root Store.
The URL’s added to the RES ONE Enterprise Cosole are saved at %Localappdata%\IsolatedStorage in the file: RESONEConsoleUrl.txt
Now we have installed the Management Portal and configured the integration.
Lots of more info is there at RES Success Center (You need account) and my colleagues blogs on the right side of the screen.