Configuring the OSLC Connect for Windchill properties

To configure the necessary properties of the Connector with particular values for the current deployment, first read this guide and then visit the Connector welcome page at https://oslc-windchill.acme.com:port/oslc-windchill/ and click the wheel icon(Configure) which leads to the configuration page at https://oslc-windchill.acme.com:port/<context-path>/configuration/admin.

The configuration page offers these forms for setting properties, each form is provided on a separate “tab” of the page:

The valid attributes for each Property are as follows, the values shown as strings are only examples and must be modified for the actual configuration in place:

Attribute Description
name The name of the context initialization parameter to be created.
description Optional, human-readable description of this context initialization parameter.
value The parameter value that will be presented to the application.
panel The panel where this value can be set.

Windchill-related Connector Properties

Attribute Description
name Windchill Server
description This is a read-only value of the Context Parameter set for the URL to the Windchill web server to which the Connector must connect to.
value Displays the (already set) URL of the server on which Windchill is installed for information purposes.
panel Windchill pane

Friends Connector Properties

Attribute Description
name Server
description This a label to identify the new Friend server.
value example : Requirement Server
panel Friends pane
Attribute Description
name Root Services
description This a the URI to access to the rootservices of the Friend server.
value example : https://rtc.acme.com:9443/rm/rootservices
panel Friends pane
Attribute Description
name Consumer Key
description This is a key given by the Friend server when creating a consumer on it.
value example : cac63ffa-A818-4e8f-8452-8618b0640e35
panel Friends pane
Attribute Description
name Consumer Secret
description This is the secret you entered when creating consumer on the Friend server.
value example : password
panel Friends pane

Consumer Connector Properties

Attribute Description
name Name
description This is a read-only value. This one is filled when a Friend is created to OSCL Connect for Windchill server from another server.
value Displays the (already set) name of the Friend created on the other server.
panel Consumers pane
Attribute Description
name Key
description This is a read-only value. This one is filled when a Friend is created to OSCL Connect for Windchill server from another server.
value Displays the (already set) key value of the Friend created on the other server.
panel Consumers pane
Attribute Description
name Trusted
description This is a read-only value. This one is filled when a Friend is created to OSCL Connect for Windchill server from antoher server
value Displays the (already set) boolean value if the Friend created on the other server is always trusted.
panel Consumers pane
Attribute Description
name Actions
description This is an icon action.
value Red cross icon to remove consumers from OSLC Connect for Windchill server.
Green tick icon in Pending part if when Friend was created from other server was correctly finished.
panel Consumers pane

Tracked Resource Set-related Connector Properties

Attribute Description
name Username
description Username of the LQE functional user refered in Setting up The OSLC Connect for Windchill LQE Indexing.
value Enter the name of the Windchill user which is granted the relevant access to Windchill Products for LQE indexing.
panel TRS pane
Attribute Description
name Password
description Password of the LQE functional user account.
value Enter the password of the Windchill user associated to the the LQE functional user account.
panel TRS pane
Attribute Description
name Refresh interval
description Delay in seconds between queries to Windchill in order to update the Base/Changelog.
value Enter the number of seconds the Connector will wait between two queries to update the Base/Changelog. Typical values range from 10 seconds 120 seconds. The lesser the value the sooner LQE will be notified, but the more resources the Connector will consume.
panel TRS pane
Attribute Description
name Number of resources per page in TRS responses
description Number of resources displayed in a TRS Changelog page or TRS Base page.
value Enter a positive integer specifying the number of resources a Base or Changelog page should hold. Typical values range from 100 to 1000. Retrieving more resources in a page avoids having to get too many pages to retrieve the Base/Changelog, so would use little less resources, but it takes more time to compute so one needs to ensure the query will not timeout.
panel TRS pane
Attribute Description
name Limit on resources per TRS request to Windchill
description Maximum number of resources the Connector will ask Windchill for in each of its requests.
value Enter a positive integer specifying the number of resources the Connector should ask for in each of its requests. Typical values range from 100 to 1000. Retrieving more resources at any given time will speed up the sync between the Connector and Windchill, but will use more resources on the Windchill side.
panel TRS pane

License Connector Properties

The Connector needs a license to be used.

Attribute Description
name License
description License file provided by SodiusWillert for host of OSLC Connect for Windchill server.
value sodius.windchill.lic
panel License pane