How to deploy a Visual Guard repository or an application

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  • Copy the Visual Guard tables and data from the source database to the target database.
    This solution is simple but you can only copy the full content of the repository
    and not a part of this repository because Visual Guard stores its data in a binary format.
  • Use the Visual Guard Console. The Visual Guard console provides a Wizard that will
    help you to deploy the full content of your repository or the data corresponding to an application.
    To do that, you must be connected to your source repository then right-click this repository and select the option “Deploy repository…”. This wizard
    enables you to directly deploy your repository into another one or export data
    as a deployment configuration file.
  • Use the deployment tool. This tool uses the deployment configuration file exported
    by the console and can be launched as a command line tool. This utility can be used
    to automate your deployment.
  • Use the deployment API. You can use this API to integrate your deployment in a custom
    program. The classes used by the deployment are located in the namespace
    Novalys.VisualGuard.Security.Deployment
    (assembly: vg_deployment.exe). You can contact the Visual Guard support, if you need
    more information about this API.


How to use the deployment tool

Option Description
-? Prints vg_deployment.exe tool Help text in the command window.
-w Run the tool in Wizard mode. This is the default if no command line arguments are specified.
-t repository type Specifies the type of the repository (Oracle, SQLServer, File). This option is not
necessary.

If this option is omitted, the type of the repository is SQLServer.

-s schema name The Oracle schema name containing the Visual Guard tables.

This option is necessary if the type of the repository is Oracle and when the user specified in the connection string is not the owner
of Visual Guard tables.

This value is case sensitive.

-c connection string The connection string to the computer running the database where the repository will be deployed.

This option is necessary if do not use the option -W.

The user specified in the connection string must have the permissions to update
and delete data in Visual Guard table.

When the type of the repository is File, the value must contain
the path of the directory where the repository will be deployed.

-f path The path of the deployment configuration file used by the tool.

This option is not necessary.

By default the tool will use the file “deployment.config” located in its directory.


Deploying the repository for the first time


Deployment and license key


Deployment of the parameters of the repository

Introduction

What are the parameters of the repository?

  • Password Policy,
  • Membership setting (?require unique email?, ?requires
    password question and answer?, etc),
  • Misc (?Supported authentication mode?, ?Allow to
    rename user?, etc).

Export in a configuration file

  1. Open Visual Guard,
  2. Right click on the repository,
  3. Select ?Deploy repository??,
  4. Click on next button,
  5. Select ?Export data in a deployment configuration file?,
  6. Click on ?Next? button,
  7. Select ?Deploy parameter of the repository,
  8. Click on ?Next? button,
  9. Click on ?Finish? button,
  10. Save the configuration file.
  11. Open the tool ?vg_deployment.exe?,
  12. Select the configuration file,
  13. Select the type of the repository,
  14. Enter the complementary information for the repository,
  15. Click on ?Ok? to begin the deployment.

Export directly in a repository

  1. Open Visual Guard,
  2. Right click on the repository,
  3. Select ?Deploy repository??,
  4. Click on next button,
  5. Select ?Deploy in an existing repository?,
  6. Select the repository in the list,
  7. Click on ?Next? button,
  8. Select ?Deploy parameter of the repository,
  9. Click on ?Next? button,
  10. Click on ?Finish? button,

Requirements

  • To use deployment of the parameters of the repository you must have version 2.8 or higher of Visual-Guard.


Restrictions

  • If you want to deploy the properties ? Requires
    unique email? and ?requires Password, question and answer?,
    all the users of the directory have to have an email address and a
    question / response. If one the user don?t have one
    if this information, the deployment will be cancel and a exception will be
    generate.