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NavMap Configuration Dialog Box

Use this page to associate the pool with a NavMap and to set host connection and login information. Pools must be associated with a particular NavMap. NavMaps, created as part of the Synapta Services Builder design stage, contain information about host screens and connection requirements. Host connection information that you specify on this page overrides the connection information in the NavMap.

To display the NavMap dialog box, in the left pane of the MCS window under Servers, select a server and choose Configure. On the Pools page, select a pool and choose NavMap. This dialog box is also displayed as part of the process when you create a new pool.

To change many configuration options, you must stop the pool in order for the options to be available. To stop a pool, choose Monitor in the left pane of the MCS window, and then choose the Pools page. Select the pool you want to edit, and then choose Change State.

NavMap: From the NavMap list, select the NavMap to associate with the pool you are creating.

Refresh NavMap: Click Refresh NavMap to download the most current version of the selected NavMap to the runtime system. You must stop the pool in order to update the NavMap.

Warning! Use caution when updating NavMaps. If the new NavMap is incompatible with the previous NavMap, existing pools may break. The configuration settings for the selected pool will be reset to match the updated NavMap's default settings. All other pools associated with the NavMap will continue to run as expected until the Runtime Service is stopped and restarted.

When using Refresh NavMap:

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The NavMap does not currently exist on the runtime system. The NavMap will be automatically downloaded from MCS during pool creation. You do not need to use Refresh NavMap.
There is a previous version of the selected NavMap on the runtime system. If a NavMap already exists on the runtime system, it will not be automatically updated when you create a pool.

Click Refresh NavMap to update the NavMap and set the existing pool settings to the default settings contained in the new NavMap.

A pool is running when you click Refresh NavMap. You cannot refresh the NavMap while the pool is running. The NavMap will not be updated. You must stop the pool in order to update the NavMap.
You are starting the Runtime Service. The NavMap will be automatically downloaded from MCS to the runtime system only if it does not already exist on the system. Click Refresh NavMap to update existing NavMaps.

Login Task: Specify a login task to use, if any. A task can be specified as a login task when it is created in Task Builder. If you specify None, the Logon Type on the Logon page must also be None.

Username field: Select the field on the screen or within the task where the user name will be entered. If you specify None, the Username option on the Logon page can also be None.

Password field: Select the field on the screen or within the task where the password will be entered. If you specify None, the Password option on the Logon page can also be None.

Host address: Specify the host name or IP address of the remote host.

Host port: Specify the port number of the server. The port number must be between 1 and 65535.

Security: Select either SSL Direct, or None, if you do not want to support SSL. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) uses key encryption and digital certificate algorithms to manage transmission security between the host and the client.

If you are using Synapta Services Builder for VT, this option is not available. Security for Synapta Services Builder for VT is handled through the MCS security gateway. The security option is set in Task Builder on the VT Connection Settings page, which is accessed through the Host menu.

Secure Socket Channels are not supported in Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4. If Optimized Mode has been selected, on the General Configuration page, it must be disabled for each pool that requires SSL host connectivity.

Note When a session is created, it uses the pool of user names and passwords configured by the system administrator to log into the host. If you want to be able to pass in your own user names and passwords through a task when it runs, you can create a pool that does not use preconfigured user names or passwords. For more information, see Requiring User Authentication for Pools.
Related Topics
bullet Requiring User Authentication for Pools
bullet Configuring Run-time Servers
Related Topics Associating Pools with NavMaps
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