4.11 Configuring Application Properties

To view or change an application’s settings, double-click the application (for example, LDAP Directory) in the Modeler.

Figure 4-17 The General Properties Page for an Application

4.11.1 General

Table 4-21 An Application’s General Settings




Changes the type of application your driver connects to. For example, if you configure a JDBC driver to connect to a MySQL* database, but then need to change to an Oracle database, you can scroll to Database, select Oracle, then click Apply.


Enables you to edit a driver’s icon. See Section 4.7.7, Driver iManager Icon.


Enables you to use the Icon Editor to customize the application’s icon. Is available after you click New, edit an icon, and click Update.


Enables you to navigate to and select an image file.


Enables you to customize the application’s name or label.


Enables you to document the application’s version.

4.11.2 Environment

You can enter notes about the application’s environment.

4.11.3 Administrator

The Administrator option is divided into three sections. Entering information in these sections is optional.

  • Personal Information: Enables you to enter information specific to the Identity Vault, such as Name, Title, Department, and Location,

  • Contact Information: Enables you to enter information such as Email, Phone, Cell phone, Pager, and Fax.

  • Notes: Allows you to type any reminders you might need for future reference.

4.11.4 Connectivity

Host Names

NOTE:This control is available only for eDirectory and NDS applications.

The Host Names field lets you create a list of server IP addresses and DNS names for your eDirectory or NDS application. Since servers can have multiple IP addresses and DNS names, it is useful to be able to create a list of those host names that you can easily access when configuring connectivity for your eDirectory or NDS application.

Figure 4-18 Host Name List for eDirectory and NDS Applications

You can add, modify, and delete host names from the Host Names list.

When you specify a host on the LDAP, VNC, or eDirectory/NDS tabs, the host entry is automatically added to the Host Names list.

Double-click an entry in the Host Names list to automatically populate the Host field in the the LDAP, VNC, or eDirectory/NDS tabs.

Host entries in the Host Names list are also available from the Host field dropdown list in the LDAP, VNC, and eDirectory/NDS tabs.


You can configure some applications (for example, Active Directory, eDirectory, and LDAP) for an LDAP connection. If the application doesn’t support an LDAP connection, the LDAP tab doesn’t display.

Host: The server’s IP address or DN (in LDAP format).

Port: The server port to communicate with the directory.

User: The user’s name.

Password: The user’s password.


From within Designer, you can view the desktop of the machine that is running your applications, and remotely control that desktop by interacting with it. This feature enables you to administer users or your applications with the native tools of that system, from one location.

This functionality is hosted in an embedded editor inside Designer. You can have multiple remote control sessions with different systems, all open at the same time.

Figure 4-19 A Remote Desktop

eDirectory / NDS

You can configure connectivity to eDirectory and legacy NDS applications. This is similar to configuring an LDAP connection, but uses native eDirectory and NDS protocols instead of LDAP.

Legacy NDS applications display this tab as NDS, while eDirectory application display it as eDirectory.

Host: The server’s IP address or DN (in eDirectory/NDS format).

Port: The server port to communicate with the directory.

User: The user’s name.

Password: The user’s password.

Configuring a Remote Connection

To remotely control a desktop, the machine that is running your application needs to have a VNC (virtual network computing) server installed and running. You can usually download a VNC server for free from the Internet.

You can easily configure any system or design element in Designer for this feature by editing any application or design element:

  1. Right-click an application or design element.

  2. Select Properties > Connectivity.

  3. On the VNC tab, type the authentication information.

    Host: The DN (for example, server33.houston.company.com) of the server where the VNC is running.

    Port: Typically 5901 for Linux servers or 5900 for Windows.

    Password: The password to the VNC server.

  4. Click OK.

Customizing the Viewer

A toolbar at the top of the desktop viewer enables you to configure the following:

  • Encoding type (RAW, RRE, CoRRE, Hextile, Zlib, Tight).

    The default is Tight.

  • Compression level.

  • JPEG Image Quality (0 - 9).

    The default is 6.

  • Cursor shape updates.

    The default is Enable.

  • Use CopyRect.

    The fault is Yes.

  • Mouse buttons 2 and 3.

    The default is Normal.

  • View only.

    The default is No, so that you can interact with the desktop.

  • Clipboard.

  • Record session and save to file.

  • Send Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

  • Refresh.

For more information, see TightVNC documentation.

4.11.5 AD Domain

You can capture information about an Active Directory application. This information is useful if you want Document Generator to include this information when you document the project.

If you provided information in the LDAP settings, Designer populates the AD Domain fields.