To start the LiveCompare application, carry out the following steps:
- Access the LiveCompare URL from a web browser which has network access to the server machine. If LiveCompare was installed using the default settings, the URL will be: http://<server name>/LiveCompare. The LiveCompare logon screen is shown.
- Log in to LiveCompare as follows:
- If you have a native LiveCompare account, enter the username and password provided by your LiveCompare administrator, and click ‘Login’.
- if your account has been imported from an LDAP server, enter your LDAP username and password, and click ‘Login’.
Note: LiveCompare usernames are case-insensitive, however LiveCompare passwords are case-sensitive. If you have a native LiveCompare user account, your account will be locked after three consecutive unsuccessful login attempts. If this happens, ask your LiveCompare administrator to unlock it.
Note: If your previous LiveCompare session has closed, the LiveCompare logon screen displays an appropriate message. Enter your username and password to log in to LiveCompare again.
Note: LiveCompare may be configured to run in a single sign-on environment. Please contact Tricentis Technical Support for details.
The functionality of LiveCompare varies depending upon your user role.
If you log in as a user with LiveCompare Consumer privileges, the LiveCompare Dashboard is displayed. This screen provides an overview of the impact analysis results generated by LiveCompare, and includes links to the reports generated by the Apps user interface.
It also provides access to the Apps screen, which displays the Apps to which you have access, allowing you to run them, monitor their execution, and view their results.
LiveCompare Editors and Administrators
If you log in to LiveCompare as an Editor or Administrator, the main LiveCompare screen is displayed. This screen has the following components:
The LiveCompare toolbar features the following icons:
|Icon / Text||Description|
|logoff||Logs off from your current LiveCompare session. The logon screen displays the message ‘You have signed out.’.|
|Hides or shows the LiveCompare hierarchy.|
|Starts the Quick Compare Wizard.|
|Displays the LiveCompare online help.|
|Displays the Search screen, which allows workspaces, libraries and templates to be searched for the specified text.|
|Displays the LiveCompare Apps user interface. Available for LiveCompare Editors only.|
|Displays LiveCompare version and copyright information.|
The LiveCompare hierarchy is shown in the left-hand pane of the main screen. This hierarchy has the following folders:
The Administration folder allows users with LiveCompare Administrator privileges to maintain the Users, Import Specifications, Projects, RFC Destinations, Salesforce Orgs, Test Repositories and S3 Buckets available in LiveCompare. This folder also allows users to change their password and set their User Preferences.
Select this folder to display the Monitor Process Runs screen, which allows workflows to be monitored, run or scheduled for execution.
App Store/App Results
The App Results screen lists the results that have been generated for each of the registered Apps.
App Store/Apps Monitor
Data/External Data Sources
This folder lists the External Data Sources defined in LiveCompare.
This folder lists the Vaults defined in LiveCompare.
This folder lists the Java Files uploaded to the LiveCompare server.
This folder stores the workflow templates installed with LiveCompare. Workflows in this folder may not be modified.
This folder stores the shared workflow templates installed with LiveCompare. Shared workflow templates may be called directly from this folder by the Run Workflow action.
This folder stores shared workflows that have been copied from the LiveCompare hierarchy using drag and drop. Shared workflow templates may be called directly from this folder by the Run Workflow action. Workflows in this folder may not be modified.
Use the or icons to expand or collapse branches of the hierarchy. Each hierarchy object has a context menu which lists the actions that are available for the item.
The Details pane is shown on the right-hand side of the main screen. In general, it displays details for the currently selected component in the LiveCompare hierarchy. For example, if a User is selected in the hierarchy, the Details pane shows the user profile for the selected user. If a Workflow object is selected, the Details pane shows the associated workflow diagram.
Logged in User
The top right-hand corner of the main LiveCompare screen shows the user that is currently logged in to LiveCompare from your web browser. If the user is a member of one or more projects, a list box is displayed showing the currently selected project.