Expecco ALM Settings
Expecco ALM is a separate product which performs requirements and defect tracking, test scheduling and automated execution. Expecco ALM allows for automatic project tracking by using tests for requirement and defect validation. Expecco ALM is available from eXept Software AG. For more information, please consult the eXept website.
Please ignore this document if you do not have expecco ALM installed on a machine in your network.
The settings dialog allows you to configure the communication with an expecco ALM server. The expecco ALM server is responsible for the scheduling and automatic execution of test suites, storage of execution results and to keep track of the projects progress by associating test results with requirements and defects.
In addition, it is also used as a central repository for test suites - both for sharing with other users and for revision control and versioning.
Expecco ALM Host
Defines the host name of the machine where the expecco ALM server is being executed.
If in doubt, ask the administrator who is responsible for the expecco ALM installation and maintenance.
Expecco ALM Port
Defines the HTTP port, which is used for the communication. Because the standard HTTP port (80) is both privileged AND often already in use by an Apache HTTP Server, an alternative port number such as 8080, 8081 is often used. If in doubt, ask the administrator who is responsible for the expecco ALM installation and maintenance. (most often, the default 8081 is used).
Expecco ALM User
Your username in the expecco ALM system. This is assigned by the expecco ALM administrator. It is usually NOT your username on the local machine and NOT necessarily the login name on the expecco ALM host. If in doubt, ask the administrator who is responsible for the expecco ALM installation and maintenance.
Expecco ALM Password
Your password in the expecco ALM system. Again, this is initially assigned by the expecco ALM administrator and further maintained by yourself in expecco ALM. This is usually NOT the password on the local machine and NOT the password on the expecco ALM host.
Remembering Common Setups
To support the use of multiple servers or work under different user names, you can remember a given configuration and give it a unique name for later retrieval via the "use configuration" combo box.