Overview of Functionalities

Overview of Functionalities EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:27
hlavička popisu funkčností

Current version 7.7.1 


Here is a list of functionalities that are implemented in the current version of the Enterprise Architect Information Portal application.

Live Preview of the Enterprise Architect Repository

Live Preview of the Enterprise Architect Repository EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:32

Live Preview of the Enterprise Architect Repository

EA Infoport displays the repository browser as Enterprise Architect has it in real time, without the need to generate anything. However, you can turn on a filter that shows only packages and diagrams. (It hides elements).
Diagrams can be scrolled, zoomed, etc.

Náhled na repository 1

 


The repository browser also supports the ability to hide/show a stereotype in the tree (in front of the element name), similar to Enterprise Architect.

Náhled na repository 2

The elements in the diagram are active (clickable) and behave similarly to EA. Information displayed for a diagram or element is configurable at the system and user level. (They can choose what they want to see.)

Náhled na repository 3

In addition to a diagram, you can also display the detail of an element, method, port, attribute part, etc. All displayed information can be configured.

Náhled na repository 4

To display details of a diagram or element, you can obtain a path in dotted notation (as in EA).

Náhled na repository 5

In the tree, you can also turn on (and off) displaying stereotypes, similar to Enterprise Architect. This is especially useful if a user models, for example, in BPMN or ArchiMate and does not want stereotypes to expand the tree unnecessarily.

Stereotypes

Automatic Installation and Update

Automatic Installation and Update EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:39

Automatic Installation and Update

EA Information Portal supports easy installation as well as automatic update including a database. If the automatic installer (InfoportLauncher) has access to the Internet (and is therefore able to connect to the update site), it will download and install new versions itself. While doing so, it verifies the MD5 hash of the installation files.

If InfoportLauncher does not have access to the Internet, users must download the installation files themselves and install them (with one command) using the InfoportLauncher installer.

Intelligent Data Caching

Intelligent Data Caching EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:41

Intelligent Data Caching

EA Infoport caches the contents of the repository – tree, element details, diagrams and other information. This can provide users with quick access to this content.
To ensure that the content in the cache is still up-to-date, EA Infoport has implemented a detection mechanism for changes made (both through the portal and through the EA tool itself.
 

If the user views a diagram and EA Infoport detects that the diagram is changed in the data, it displays its version from the cache (so that the user does not have to wait), renders the diagram in the background and then displays it instead of the cached one. Users are informed of each of these actions by means of a system message.


If users wish, they can always force the reloading of the tree (or its part), diagram or element detail directly from the data.  

přerenderování diagramu

Find an Element in the Diagrams

Find an Element in the Diagrams EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:01

Find an Element in the Diagrams

If you are on an element detail, you can view information on what diagrams it is located on. You will see a preview of the relevant diagrams, including a label (blue box) indicating where the element is located on the diagram.

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Finding an Element in the Tree

Finding an Element in the Tree EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 15:45

Finding an Element in the Tree

If a user has a detail of an element, package or diagram displayed, he/she can find it in the tree by clicking on the tree in the context menu. It is similar to the ALT+G command in EA. After activating this command, the tree will expand to the place where the relevant artifact is located. The artifact is then marked and the tree is centred so that the marked artifact is visible (providing the window of the tree is so large that it is necessary to scroll).

This functionality is especially useful where a user gets to the detail of the artifact via a search, or for example by clicking on the diagram.

Nalezení elementu ve stromečku

 

Permissions on Repository Parts

Permissions on Repository Parts EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:04

Permissions on Repository Parts

EA Information Portal supports a package-level permission system (branches browser repository trees), both for reading and (since version 7.5) for writing.

Therefore, you can restrict the reading of parts of a model to specific groups or users. Not even the Enterprise Architect tool has this functionality.

It is therefore possible to restrict the access of certain users (for example) to specific projects, sensitive processes, risk analyses, strategic business models, etc.

This feature fundamentally supports the effort to have all models in one repository.

Permissions can be set for both groups and users.

The rights are applied hierarchically in descending order starting from the package on which they are set.

In this context, a new role is introduced in EA Infoport – an owner of a part of a process. This role will be able to assign reading writing (and other) rights to the parts of a model that it owns (tree branches). Users or groups can be an owner. This role is introduced so that the repository administrator (admin) does not have to set all reading or writing rights.

Example of use

  • Restriction of access of external contractors working on a joint project. Everyone sees only what they are allowed to see. 
  • In the event of termination of cooperation with a supplier, it is sufficient to terminate access via the EA Information Portal.
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Performance Optimisation

Performance Optimisation EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:09

Performance Optimisation

EA Infoport is optimised to work with large EA repositories with millions of elements.

 

 

Database

 

Fixed URL for Details

Fixed URL for Details EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:11

Fixed URL for Details

For each diagram, package or element, you can get a URL for the portal. It can be sent by email, pasted into a document, pasted into another diagram, etc. After clicking, the relevant detail of the element, diagram or package will be displayed directly (if the user is logged in or Active Directory is used). Otherwise, the portal forces the user to log in and then displays the detail. The advantage is that the recipient does not have to search for anything in EA. He/she can simply click on the link and see the referenced diagram/element/package.

Pevná url adresa

 

Active Directory Support

Active Directory Support EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:12

Active Directory Support

Enterprise Architect can be connected to one or more Active Directory servers.

AD automatically imports groups from AD into the Information Portal. The import is performed according to AD groups, where the administrator must define which AD group he/she wants to import into which Infoport group.

NTLM authentication – if a user is registered in Active Directory and Active Directory is configured, the user does not have to log into Infoport manually – he/she is logged in automatically with his/her Windows account. However, the user can still log in manually (usable, for example, if another user needs to log into the information portal on the computer with the logged in user.

If the user is not found in Active Directory and Infoport has multiple Active Directory servers configured, they are all searched one by one. If the user is not found anywhere, a login dialog will be displayed, where he/she can log in manually (or only as a guest).

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Confluence and MS Sharepoint Support

Confluence and MS Sharepoint Support EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:15

Confluence and MS Sharepoint Support

The EA Information Portal supports connections to Confluence and Sharepoint tools (and others where IFrames can be inserted).

One or more unique links can be generated for each detail of a diagram, package or element. These links can be inserted into Confluence (html macro), etc. – EA Infoport in this case does not generate the whole page, but only the IFrame, which then displays a live (constantly updated) view of the EA repository.
 

The link can contain a specially generated token that displays the page in Confluence without a user having to log into the portal (or have an account in it at all). If the link does not contain a token, EA Infoport first verifies that a user is logged in. If so, it will display the data. If not, the user must log in (or be logged in using Active Directory) before the data is displayed.

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The list of generated (existing) links can be displayed in the EA Infoport AI and possibly cancelled.

Seznam klíčů

 

Operational Information

Operational Information EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:17

Operational Information

Basic information about supported technologies


The Enterprise Architect Information Portal can be configured to operate under HTTPS.

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Supported Windows / Windows Server platform (.NET, Kestrel – IIS not required)

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Supported databases – EA Infoport supports a wide range of relational databases. It practically copies the supported databases of EA

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Publication Module

Publication Module EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:20

Publication Module

This is a completely different view of the EA repository – the publication of selected diagrams in an arbitrarily defined structure. When using this feature, business users can be shielded from the (often rough) structure of EA models and view models in a structure that is close to them. This structure can be freely defined (according to departments, projects, customers or in any other way).

 

oublikační modul přehled

Authorisation System

In order to be able to shield some users from the repository tree, it is possible to define which users (or groups) should see the standard structure, which only the publication module and who can see both.

 

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Publication Module Structure

The publication module consists of so-called sections and has a hierarchical structure – its root is Publication.
Diagrams can be included (published) in the section. The publication of diagrams is governed by the workflow (see below)
A section can be divided into other subsections.
Each section can have a colour, name, description and other essentials (see below).
Each section has a name, description, creation date and time, as well as an adjustable colour.

Struktura sekcí publikačního modulu

Section Attributes

A section can be set whether read access is allowed by default (and then users or groups that cannot read can be explicitly selected) or access is denied by default, and then access is explicitly allowed to users and groups. Another configurable feature of a section is whether published diagrams will be displayed immediately in the section, or whether approval is required (before publication).

atributy sekce publikačního modulu

Section Ownership

Each section has an owner or group of owners, and the owner can select an approver (user or group).
The owner approves published diagrams, changes the title, description, section colour and other parameters, creates subsections, and adds (and removes) additional owners and approvers.
Approvers can only approve (or reject) a diagram to be published.


Publishing a Diagram

Diagrams are published from the repository. The publication can be performed by any user with the right to access the repository.

Publikace diagramu

 

The user must fill in the mandatory and optional information:

  • Diagram name (optional) – this is an alternative diagram name 
  • (understandable to business users), which is then displayed in the Publication Module.
  • Note – additional description of the diagram (optional).
  • Version (mandatory).
  • Section in which the diagram is to be published (mandatory).
atributy publikovaného diagramu

As soon as the user sends the diagram for publication, it is displayed for the relevant section. At the time of publication, a copy of the diagram is created, including elements and their details (up to an adjustable level). Thus, the user can further edit (or delete) the original diagram without affecting the published diagram (or currently being approved). The copy is not created in the EA repository, but in the Infoport metadata, so the repository is not affected in any way by this functionality.

The diagram can be published in multiple sections with multiple versions.


Approval of Diagrams

If approval of diagrams is required in a section, then the diagram will be displayed in the section only to owners and approvers – until it is approved or rejected.

The section owner or approver can view the relevant diagram, including metadata (who wants to publish the diagram and when), version, alternative name, etc.

Sekce s diagramy

Then he/she either approves or rejects the publication of the diagram in his/her section. (He/she can enter the reason for his/her decision – usually, for example, the reason for refusing publication is entered (for example, finding an error in the business process, etc.))
He/she can also specify from which date to which date the diagram is to be published. For example, he/she sets version 1 of a specific business process to be valid until 31st Jan. 2018 and the new version of the same process (2) to be valid from 1st Jan. 2019.

Detail schvalovaného diqagramu

Approval or rejection of a diagram is done by changing the status.

Schválení publikovaného diagramu

 


Logging Changes in a Publication

All changes to a published diagram (publication, approval, rejection, addition to another section and other activities in the publication module) are logged. The log can be displayed in the AI.

Logování změn

Historisation of Published Diagrams

Diagrams can be excluded from publication (historised) by an owner of a section. However, it is still preserved in the Infoport metadata. 

změna stavu v publikačním modulu

A user can view a list of historised diagrams and also view historised diagrams (including element details). Therefore, it's a very effective way of versioning.

publikační moful - historizace

Using of Publication Module

Suitable, for example, for process books, IS architecture of a company, publication of the organisational structure – wherever it is necessary to publish information in a different structure than in the EA repository.

Redirect URL from versions 5.x and 6.x

Redirect URL from versions 5.x and 6.x EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:55

Redirect URL from versions 5.x and 6.x

If a customer is migrating to version 7.x from version 5.x or 6.x, there may be links to diagrams or element details in documents or, for example, on the intranet.  

7.x has a different URL structure than older versions, so these links would not work on their own. However, the portal can identify these old links and internally translate them into the correct URL structure.

Therefore, if version 7.x is installed on the same server as an older version (or on another one to which, for example, a domain name is redirected by DNS), links created with older versions of the portal will work.

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Support for Multiple EA Repositories

Support for Multiple EA Repositories EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:12

Support for Multiple EA Repositories

Multiple repositories (databases) can be connected to one instance of the information portal. Therefore, the administration of the portal and the administration of the individual connected EA repositories are separated. One user can access multiple repositories and have different rights in each. You can easily switch between repositories.

Each connected EA repository has its administrators.

Users are registered at the portal level and repository rights are assigned to them by the portal administrator.  EA repositories are strictly data separated and if a user does not have the rights to the relevant EA repository, he/she does not see it (he/she does not even see that it exists).

This functionality is useful, for example, if a company has multiple customers who have data in separate EA repositories and it is necessary to present them using one instance of the portal.

Více repozitářů

 

Support for Multiple Interface Languages

Support for Multiple Interface Languages EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:14

Support for Multiple Interface Languages

And Infoport supports multiple languages within its user interface. Currently, Czech and English are supported; however, adding another language at the customer's request is not difficult. Each user can choose in which language the portal interface will be displayed.

Výběr jazyka

 

Support of Structured Scenarios for Usecases

Support of Structured Scenarios for Usecases EA Infoport Team Fri, 06/12/2020 - 20:23

Support of Structured Scenarios for Usecases

EA Infoport supports structured scenarios for usecases in a similar structure as shown by the Enterprise Architect tool.

Strukturované scénáře

 

View of a List of Elements in a Diagram

View of a List of Elements in a Diagram EA Infoport Team Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:57

View of a List of Elements in a Diagram

Users can view, in any diagram, a list of elements that are in this diagram, including their properties, note, etc.
The list is fully filterable and can be sorted according to individual properties.
 

Typical use:

  • A user opens a diagram in which (for example) some functional requirements are located. He/she views a list of them, including a description, and can read them smoothly without having to click each element in the diagram separately (similar to the “list view” in the Enterprise Architect tool).
  • If a diagram is very large and a user wants to quickly find one of his/her elements (by clicking you can go to the detail of the element).
  • When using the portal on a tablet, this is the fastest way to get to the detail of the element.
Sesznam elementů na diagramu

 

Adding a note to a diagram

Adding a note to a diagram EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:00

Adding a note to a diagram

The user (if he has the appropriate permissions) can add a note to the diagram (similar to EA).

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The note is created at the appropriate place on the diagram (where the user clicked on the diagram).

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The user can later edit the note (visually and content-wise) like any other diagram.

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Bookmarks - favorites

Bookmarks - favorites EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:35

Bookmarks - favorites

The user will have at his disposal his bookmarks (favoritesú and include in it, from the main tree, selected package, elements and diagrams. This is useful, for example, if the user is only working on one project and does not want to keep clicking through the whole repository structure.

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Copies of elements

Copies of elements EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:32

Copies of elements

The user can create a copy of an element, a diagram, a package, or an entire structure. If there is a diagram or other elements under the copied element, they will be copied as well. The package is also copied, including the complete contents.

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Create a Call Behavior connection

Create a Call Behavior connection EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:58

Create a Call Behavior connection

If the user uses UML activity diagrams and Call Behavior functionality on actions, he can click in the context menu to redirect to the called activity or view its detail.

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Creating links on diagrams

Creating links on diagrams EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:31

Creating links on diagrams

The user will be able to stretch, directly on the diagrams, new links between elements. These bindings (after saving the changes) will be immediately created in the EA repository and displayed on the corresponding diagram.

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Creating/updating internal artifacts

Creating/updating internal artifacts EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:29

Creating/updating internal artifacts

The user can create and edit (update) so-called internal artifacts, i.e. objects (documents, tables and any other files) that Enterprise Architect stores in its internal repository and works with them as elements.

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Download a Diagram Image to Disk

Download a Diagram Image to Disk EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:02

Download a Diagram Image to Disk

Users can download an image of a diagram to disk, either an image only or an image with information about the diagram.

stažení diagramu

 

Download linked documents

Download linked documents EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:27

Download linked documents

If an element contains a so-called linked document (usually - but not always - marked with a red A on the diagram), it can be downloaded to the user's disk and viewed there.

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In the future, it will also be possible to update and create linked documents via the portal.

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Downloading Internal Artifacts

Downloading Internal Artifacts EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:23

Downloading Internal Artifacts

Enterprise Architect allows you to insert any files (documents, spreadsheets, exe files, etc.) into its repository. These files take the form of elements that can be linked to diagrams and manipulated like any other elements. And it allows files from these elements to be run or saved to disk.

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The user can delete such an element in the portal or save the file behind it to disk. He cannot create or update them at the moment - this functionality is still under development. However, the user can change the element's metadata (name, description, etc.).

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Editing - basic functionality

Editing - basic functionality EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:16

Editing - basic functionality

This is basic editing of elements / packages / diagrams with properties such as name, alias, description, keywords, etc.). It is also possible to delete an element completely.

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Furthermore, a permission system is implemented within this functionality, where the repository administrator or the owner of the respective branch of the repository tree determines who can (user or group) edit artifacts and who cannot.

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Changes made are written directly to the Enterprise Architect repository.

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Editing diagrams

Editing diagrams EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:22

Editing diagrams

The user can visually edit the diagrams, change the position of elements on the diagram, their size, etc. Also add elements to the diagram, delete an element from the diagram and more. The user must have appropriate editing rights, respect locks and other rules.

 

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However, it is important to emphasize that the Inforport EA does not and cannot serve as a full-fledged replacement for Enterprise Architect and the editing options are used for quick entry of changes when the EA cannot be used (on the go, on a tablet, etc.).

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After saving the diagram, the changes are written to the EA repository.

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Editing element bookmarks

Editing element bookmarks EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:26

Editing element bookmarks

EA Infoport allows the user to edit (if they have the appropriate permissions) the information in the tabs (attributes, operations, tagged values, and more). The user can edit existing items, delete them or add new ones.

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Element Status Change

Element Status Change EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:28

Ability to Change Element Statuses in the Portal

A user can change an element status through the portal. This is very useful in combination with discussion support, where an analyst can submit a part of a model (such as requirements) for review and a user comments on the discussion as needed and changes the status (for example) to approved or returned for completion.

 

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Export / Import XMI via the portal

Export / Import XMI via the portal EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:27

Export / Import XMI via the portal

EA Infoport supports exporting the XMI of the selected package (and children) to XMI format, which can be imported into Enterprise Architect, edited, and imported back.


The user must have access to the exported package (read + export and, in case of reimport, import).
During the export and reimport, all bindings between elements will be preserved, even if the elements at one end of the binding are not located in the exported package.


This functionality is especially useful if there are several users/groups that are not allowed to see each other's model parts (located in the same repository) and need to be able to edit them in Enterprise Architect. This problem cannot be solved with Enterprise Architect alone, because if a user accesses the repository, he can see everything (editing can be prevented, viewing cannot, even with the help of the RLS functionality that is accessible, for some DBs, in the Ultimate Edition EA).


Procedure: the user marks the package he/she has access to in the portal tree and clicks on the "Download XMI" command. He imports this XMI into his repository and modifies it as needed (in the EA tool). After this modification, it re-exports the XMI from EA and this, via EA Infoport, to its original location.

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Full-text Search

Full-text Search EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:35

Full-text Search

The information portal supports full-text searches throughout a model repository. The searched elements/diagrams are displayed in a list that can be filtered or sorted. You can view the detail of the searched elements or find them in the tree.

Fultextové vyhledávání

Advanced Full-text Search

A user can choose whether to use the basic full-text search or the advanced one. During the basic search, only elements are searched, and only some of their fields (typically name, note, alias, keywords, etc.).

If a user selects extended search, objects, packages, diagrams and other elements are searched as well as child elements (ports, exposed interfaces, attributes, operations, etc.). All their fields are searched.

Uživatel si rovněž může zvolit, zda chce vyhledat přesnou shodu výrazu, nebo stačí že je daný výraz obsažen (contain vs exact match).

Searching the portal is similar to searching EA.

Over time, more specialised reports will be added (search according to EA path, etc.).

Vyhledávání 2

 

Glossary

Glossary EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:09

Glossary

If glossary terms are defined in the repository, the user can also view them in the portal.

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Hiding and deleting constraints on a diagram

Hiding and deleting constraints on a diagram EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:06

Hiding and deleting constraints on a diagram

The user can, in the diagram link list, hide the diagram link (similar to the Visibility / Hide Connector command) or delete it completely from the repository.

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Improved Support for Tablets and Mobile Devices

Improved Support for Tablets and Mobile Devices EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:25


Improved Support for Tablets and Mobile Devices

The controls of the tree, detail, manipulation of diagrams, menus and other functionalities are prepared so that they can be easily controlled on tablets and other mobile devices.

The design is responsive and adapts to the size of the display device.

Diagrams are rendered so that their texts are easy to read even on small screens and when using zoom.

Multiple devices

 

Integrated Discussion

Integrated Discussion EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:39

Integrated Discussion

EA Infoport supports discussions on diagrams and elements with the same logic as the Enterprise Architect tool. The discussion is linked to Enterprise Architect, that means edits and posts created in Enterprise Architect are displayed in the portal and vice versa. Comments and answers can be edited using the same logic as in Enterprise Architect.

In fact, working with discussions in the portal is more pleasant, For example, it allows the editing of comments (correction of typos and so on), which EA cannot do – there you need to delete a comment and write it again.

The functionality of discussions can be greatly used with the functionality of changing a status of elements – a user reads the description of the element, writes (for example, comments) and returns it for completion by changing the status of the element.

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Managing user groups

Managing user groups EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:11

Managing user groups

User groups are defined at the level of individual connected EA repositories, not at the portal level. Different repositories may have identically named groups. Groups can be assigned the same rights as individual users, both within the repository structure and within the publishing module.

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Manipulating the tree repository

Manipulating the tree repository EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:35

Manipulating the tree repository

The user, if he has the appropriate permissions, can move items in the tree (diagrams, packages, elements but also other artifacts - attributes, operations). The portal respects EA rules when moving (anything can be moved under package, diagrams and other elements can be moved under elements, nothing else can be moved under elements). It also respects locks (blue/red exclamation marks), permissions, etc.

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It is also possible, from the context menu, to add artifacts (diagrams, packages, elements, but also attributes, operations and more - depending on which artifact the user clicks on. The user can also delete or edit the selected element. It is also possible to change the order of the elements in the package (move elements up and down).

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Uživatel může rovněž vytáhnout element ze stromečku na diagram.

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After pulling the element on the diagram, the change is immediately written to the EA Repository.

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Obtaining a Path to an Artifact using Dotted Notation

Obtaining a Path to an Artifact using Dotted Notation EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:29

Obtaining a Path to an Artifact using Dotted Notation

A user can, using a command in the context menu, obtain a path (in so-called dotted notation) to an artifact in the repository structure and then insert it into a document or, for example, send it by email. This is similar to the existing functionality in the Enterprise Architect tool.
However, if a recipient has access to the portal, it is advisable to send a URL as described in another chapter.
 

tečkovaná notace

Permissions to discuss and change element states

Permissions to discuss and change element states EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:40

Permissions to discuss and change element states

The administrator or owner of the repository branch can specify which user or group can change the state of elements or contribute to the discussion without having the right to edit elements. This is implemented by the new Reviewer role.

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Published discussion on diagrams

Published discussion on diagrams EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:09

Published discussion on diagrams

A separate discussion is implemented for published diagrams (and later other artifacts). Unlike the discussion for elements in the repository, it is not linked to Enterprise Architect (because EA does not know anything like a published diagram, in the sense of a publishing module. And of course, the moment a user comments on a published diagram, it may no longer even exist in the Enterprise Architect repository (it is only in the publishing module) or it may have been significantly changed and the comments may no longer be relevant.

In addition, if one diagram is published for different groups of users (for example, suppliers) and these groups are not supposed to see each other (their models), it is more convenient if the discussion is separate.

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Revision of Dynamic Details

Revision of Dynamic Details EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:31

Revision of Dynamic Details

Revision and improvement of usability (from the user's point of view) of setting dynamic details. Dynamic details mean setting the display of individual information in the details of an element/package/diagram – what items are to be displayed (GUID, name, alias, etc.), where and what space they should take up.

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Searching for classifiers to elements

Searching for classifiers to elements EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:14

Searching for classifiers to elements

The user can, in the context menu on the diagram, view the element classifier or switch to it.

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Synchronisation of Users with EA

Synchronisation of Users with EA EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:05

Synchronisation of Users with EA

If a user has an account in EA Infoport and at the same time directly in the EA repository, EA Infoport will link these accounts. This action is performed in the background and does not require the administrator’s manual intervention.

This linking is needed for the correct display of locks in the repository (if a user does not have a linked account in EA Infoport and the EA repository, then he/she sees all locked packages in the tree as uneditable, even if he/she locked packages in EA himself/herself. (He/she sees red exclamation marks.)

Since version 7.5 (with full editing), EA Infoport allows the editing of locked diagrams and elements if a user is synchronised with EA and the appropriate locks are created by him/her.

Update / create linked documents

Update / create linked documents EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:07

Update / create linked documents

The user can add a linked document to the elements.

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User management

User management EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:13

User management

Infoport has its own user repository that is independent of the Enterprise Architect repository. In practice, this means that portal users (unlike in previous versions) do not need to have an account in the EA repository at the same time. However, it is possible to link the portal and EA accounts (for proper display of locks, future editing, etc.). The user list is filterable, searchable and optimized for a large number (thousands) of users.

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Users are recorded at the level of the entire portal, not at the level of individual repositories. This is so that if a user has access to multiple repositories, they can quickly switch between them. Users are then assigned access to individual repositories. It also ensures that the administrators of each repository do not see a list of all users - so that, for example, the repository administrator of one vendor does not see the users of another vendor.

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Uživatel s právy administrátora portálu si může zobrazit seznam uživatelů celého portálu. Správce jednotlivých EA repozitářů vidé pouze uživatele přiřazené ke svému repozitáři. Uživatele může zakládat jak správce portálu, tak správce repository. Systém (podle emailu, který je celosvětově unikátní) rozpozná, zda uživatel již v portálu existuje (a pak je pouze přiřazen), nebo se vytvoří na úrovni portálu a přiřadí k repository. Za žádných okolností se nemůže stát, aby uživatel dostal přístup k jakýmkoliv datům, pokud mu přístup nepřiřadí jejich vlastních.


The administrator can view the user detail - the portal administrator is for all users, the repository administrator is for those assigned to his repository.

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The repository/portal administrator can change the user's password, set basic permissions to the portal (repository, publishing module, or set the user as admin.

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In addition, an admin (repository administrator only) can assign users to a group, but only at the repository level.


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Views

Views EA Infoport Team Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:50

Views

A user, with appropriate permissions, can mark any package, in the repository tree, as a view. These views will then be displayed in the view list, where they can be further described, named, and assigned a color (and also reordered).

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If the user clicks on a view, it is displayed in the form of a tree, so they can only see the package that was marked as a view and its complete contents. In this way, it is possible to "pull up", for example, a process model, organizational structure, etc., which is otherwise embedded in the repository structure.

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“Guest” User Account

“Guest” User Account EA Infoport Team Wed, 06/17/2020 - 12:08

“Guest” User Account

The administrator can activate the guest account in EA Infoport. It is a special account that does not require a username and password, so anyone can log in under this account. Then in the portal, it can be set what this guest can see and what he/she cannot. The guest's account can be completely deactivated.

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Displaying the default chart

Displaying the default chart EA Infoport Team Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:29

Displaying the default chart

If any of the charts in the EA repository is set as default, it will be displayed on the homepage of the portal (after login) and also when switching the repository. The chart is active; it can be clicked on, and it can serve as a navigation menu.

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