To acces the frontend server settings, go to system   frontend server.

Configuring a frontend server

Server

Name

An arbitrary name for the server that will be shown in the connection overview page.

Example: Frontend-Server1

Description

You can enter an optional description for the frontend servers.

Host

The IP address the master server uses to establish a connection to frontend server. Xima® Formcycle must be installed on the frontend server.

Examples: localhost, 127.0.0.1

Port

The network port the frontend server listens on for incoming connection from the master server.

Default: 4753

Key

The key of an frontend server is used to check if the master server is authorized to establish a connection to this frontend server. After installing the system for the first time, no such key has been set yet. Once a connection could be established successfully, this key will be transmitted to the frontend server and saved there locally. This process is called impregnation. When another master server attempts to establish a connection to this frontend server, it will require the key that has been set in this option. 

This field will be pre-filled with an automatically generated key when creating a new connection.

Example: 65369835-3fc5-45b7-8417-77e24d38db0d

Connection settings

Connect automatically

When this option is activated, the master server will attempt to establish a connection to the frontend server automatically when the master server is first started as well as when changing and saving the connection settings.

Connection attempts

The number of times the master server should attempt to establish a connection to the frontend server until giving up. When this limit has been reached, no more connection attempts are made the connection keeps the status error.

Default: 5

Connection interval (seconds)

The interval in seconds between two successive connection attempts from the master server to the frontend server. 

The total time in seconds the master server attempts to establish a connection is therefore the product of the number of connection attemps and the connection interval.

Default: 10 (every ten seconds)

SSL encryption

By using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption you can encrypt the connection to the frontend server. When this option is activated, the following two required settings appear:

Path to the certificate keystore

Set the path to the Java keystore containing the certificate for encrypting the connection to the frontend server with the SSL. It must be the same certificate that has been created on or uploaded to the frontend server.

Example: C:/FS/.keystore

Password for the certificate keystore

The password used to open the keystore for the SSL encryption.

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