Opening a Project – permissions and ports

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Opening a Project – permissions and ports

Overview

This option is used to open a project that has been previously created.

The project can be local (that is, the project is hosted on the same computer you are using) or it can reside in a remote server (a central Bizagi Server).

 

Requisites

To open a project, you will need to make sure your user is authorized to do so.

Consider the following authorization settings when opening a project:

 

1. Your user needs to be explicitly defined as a member of the Bizagi group.

If you are connecting to a project hosted on a remote server, then you will need to make sure that your user also belongs to the Bizagi group at that remote server.

 

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2. If the Bizagi Studio security feature has been configured for this project, make sure that your user is authorized to open the project and work in the relevant processes.

For more information about the Bizagi Studio security feature, refer to How to configure Bizagi Studio security.

 

Opening the project

To open an existing project, you can either:

Open a recent project

Open a project from the whole opened projects' list

Connect remotely to a Bizagi project.

 

1.To open a recent project:

 

1.1 Open Bizagi Studio. Right when Bizagi opens, find a matrix containing the most recently opened projects. Select the one you prefer.

 

On the matrix find the following information:

Column

Description

Name

Title of the project and the path where it is saved

Version

Number of the current project version and a button to update it

Access date

Date when the project was accessed, and a button to update it to the installed application's version.

Database server

Name of the Server where the project is hosted and three vertical dots to select other server where the project is hosted.

 

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1.2. If the version of the application that you installed is higher than the version of the project you select, a warning message appears. Select yes for the project to open.

 

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2. Open a project from the whole opened projects list

 

2.1 Right when Bizagi opens, select the all projects tab

 

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2.2 Find a matrix containing the whole list of projects. Select the one you prefer.

 

Find also a Filter bar where you can type the values of the project you are looking for to find easier the project you are looking for.

 

On the matrix find the following information:

Column

Description

Name

Title of the project and the path where it is saved

Version

Number of the current project version and a button to update it

Access date

Date when the project was accessed, and a button to update it to the installed application's version.

Database server

Name of the Server where the project is hosted and three vertical dots where you find options to: Delete the project, Change the database or upgrade the project.

 

 

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2.3 If the version of the application you have installed is higher than your project version, a warning message appears. Click yes for the project to open.

 

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3. Connect remotely to a Bizagi project

For more information about Teamwork collaboration through Bizagi Studio, click the following link.

 

3.1 To connect to the project from the workstations, open Bizagi Studio, and select the Connecto to Project option at the main window.

 

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3.2 Select the central server hosting the project, and then select the project.

Then click Done.

 

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3.3 Once the project loads up, the setup is complete.

From this point on, process analysts may connect to the project selecting it on the Recent Project's short cut on the initial Bizagi Studio screen.

 

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Important

Consider these aspects when using the open existing project option:

1. Same Bizagi version

To open a project hosted on a remote server, make sure the Bizagi Studio version you have installed matches the one currently installed at the remote server.

 

2. Network-connected

To open a project hosted on a remote server, make sure that remote server is within your machine's network.

Though, you may open a project hosted on a server with a different domain or a Workgroup configuration.

If the machines involved are not under the same domain configuration, then you need to have at hand authorized administrator credentials to access the remote server.

The communication between the Bizagi Studio and the Bizagi Server hosting the project uses the following ports:

TCP 5679 for projects in the .NET platform.

UDP ports: 50051, 50052 and 50053 to automatically discover other eligible Bizagi servers in the network (optional).

 

3. Disjoin when done

When connecting to a remote project, it is strongly recommended that the administration tasks or that project (i.e, deployment of processes upgrading the project to a newer Bizagi version, etc), is done directly at that remote server.

It is not recommended to perform such tasks (deployments, project upgrades) from user workstations.

In case you no longer want to open the project from your workstation, you may use the Disjoin option to un-register the project instead of deleting it.

For more information about this option, refer to Managing your projects.