Initial configuration tasks
Active Roles Setup only installs and registers the Active Roles files, without performing any configuration. Upon completion of Active Roles Setup, Configuration Center is used to create an instance of the Administration Service and deploy the default Web Interface sites. Here you can find an overview of these initial configuration tasks.
Configure the Administration Service
The Configure Administration Service wizard creates the Administration Service instance, getting the Administration Service ready for use. The wizard prompts you to supply the following settings:
- The authentication mode that this Administration Service instance will use when connecting to the database
With the Windows authentication option, the Administration Service will use the credentials of the service account; with the SQL Server authentication option, the Administration Service will use the SQL login name and password you supply in the wizard.
With Azure AD authentication option, the Administration Service will use username and password of the AD User.
Azure Databases can be connected using SQL Server authentication or Azure AD authentication.
To start the wizard, click Configure in the Administration Service area on the Dashboard page in the Configuration Center main window. For further information and step-by-step instructions, see “Steps to deploy the Administration Service” in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.
Configure the Web Interface
The Configure Web Interface wizard creates the default Web Interface sites, getting the Web Interface ready for use. The wizard prompts you to choose which Administration Service will be used by the Web Interface you are configuring. The following options are available:
- Let the Web Interface choose any Administration Service instance that has the same configuration as the given one
This option requires you to supply the fully qualified domain name of the computer running the Administration Service instance of the desired configuration. If your environment employs Active Roles replication, this must be the computer running the Administration Service instance whose database server acts as the Publisher for the Active Roles configuration database.
To start the wizard, click Configure in the Web Interface area on the Dashboard page in the Configuration Center main window. For further information and step-by-step instructions, see the “Initial configuration” topic in the “Installing and configuring the Web Interface” section in the Active Roles Quick Start Guide.
Administration Service management tasks
After installing Active Roles, you perform the initial configuration task to create the Administration Service instance, getting it ready for use. Then, you can use Configuration Center to:
- View or change the core Administration Service settings such as the service account, the Active Roles Admin account, and the database
- Import configuration data from an Active Roles database of the current version or an earlier version to the current database of the Administration Service
- Import management history data from an Active Roles database of the current version or an earlier version to the current database of the Administration Service
- View the state of the Administration Service
- Start, stop or restart the Administration Service
Here you can find an overview of these tasks.