Enterprise Architect Pro Cloud Server

Overview:

Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server opens entire enterprise to modelling efforts, enabling stake holders to have secure access for discussion and review.

Role of Pro Cloud Serer:

In simple term Pro Cloud server enables security to the entire enterprise model then allows users to access it via Web EA and integrate with third party collaborative platform.

  • Create with Enterprise Architect
  • Host with Pro Cloud Server
  • Review, Comment & Share via Web EA

The above-mentioned pointers fulfil the life cycle and necessity of using an enterprise tool like Sparx Enterprise Architect.

Requirements:

Key Store

With the power of the Sparx Systems Key Store has been built into the Pro Cloud Server. This allows added flexibility to check out a key across a HTTP connection from anywhere in the world.

The Key Store has also been updated to handle our new editions of Enterprise Architect including the Professional and Unified (Newly introduced in 2018) Edition.

Advantages:

Row Level Security/Visibility Levels

Control visibility in the Project Browser. Both Oracle and SQL Server (latest versions) can now be used to support Row Level Security in cloud-based models. This means that models may be securely partitioned so that only privileged modelers or staff can access specific areas of the model, while other modelers, customers and clients may only see a smaller prescribed section.

Row Level Security is implemented at the database level and effectively limits the information a user of Enterprise Architect can access, even if the user writes ad hoc custom queries. Because the restrictions are tightly integrated into the database, even using custom SQL does not allow the users to view the restricted level information.

Row Level Security is enabled by running some additional configuration scripts on the database and setting up multiple logon accounts that the Cloud Server will use to partition the model. Depending on the logon credentials used to access a model (at the cloud level, not the user level) the amount of information available will vary.

On the client side, admin users can set security/visibility levels on package hierarchies to effectively hide content from non-privileged users.

Enterprise Architect On Cloud

One of the most interesting integration points supported by the new cloud-based Integrator is a connector for other Enterprise Architect Cloud Based projects. This immediately opens up the possibility of partitioning Enterprise Modeling assets across multiple models and providing cross references and linkages between models that allows modelers to develop new scenarios and projects that reference core and related elements and information from multiple existing models.

Integrate Data From External Providers

Pro Cloud Server allows data integration from various external providers. Among various external providers the below mentioned are some the highly preferred by Sparx Enterprise Architect Users.

  • Application Lifecycle Management (formerly HP Quality Center)
  • Jazz (Rational DOORS Next Generation)
  • Jira &¬†Confluence
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Wrike
  • ServiceNow
  • Autodesk
  • Bugzilla
  • SharePoint
  • Dropbox and
  • Other Enterprise Architect models

Expand your model’s horizons. Harness information and data in external tools, making Enterprise Architect a highly effective information hub.

The Pro Cloud Server family of Apps now includes a new modular integration capability that is tightly connected with Enterprise Architect 14. The Integration modules are built into the Pro Cloud Server and Enterprise Architect access is being sold as an optional add-on that seamlessly connects into the Cloud Server via Enterprise Architect 14 clients. A variety of integration modules are planned, and some are scheduled for release including JIRA, TFS, WRIKE, Drop Box and ServiceNow integrations offer support for linking Enterprise Architect elements to objects and elements within external systems.

A new “View” window lets the modeler connect to an integration target and retrieve lists of elements and objects based on built in queries.

Some capabilities include:

  • Link an Enterprise Architect element to an integration object
  • View external element properties
  • View and in some cases add to, external object discussions
  • Export links to WebEA URL’s that correspond to the current model
  • Open external tools in a web browser at relevant bookmarks
  • Import elements
  • Export elements

Included in the list of integrations is an integration capability with another Enterprise Architect project. This allows modelers, teams and organizations to view common information in a model and reference it from another Enterprise Architect model. For example, you can now store organizational structure, deployment maps, requirement sets or other independent sets of information, in separate models and cross link new models to existing external content. You can even post discussions and make comments on the external Enterprise Architect elements where appropriate.

Refer the link below to configure integration

http://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/14.0/model_repository/integrate_external_provider_data.html

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