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  • AlphaLaunch - add application

    In trying out AlphaLaunch, I get a connection problem when trying to list an application to add to a server on my iPad.
    On typing myserver address/availableAppInfo.txt into my browser, I get a 403 Forbidden screen.

    Any ideas?


  • #2
    Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

    Are you actually entering "availableAppInfo.txt" into your browser? You have to register a server with the AlphaLaunch App. Have you done that? There's an option to create a QRCode for a server which AlphaLaunch will scan and set up the server entry for you.


    • #3
      Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

      Hi David
      I have successfully registered a server with AlphaLaunch and added this to my iPad AlphaLaunch list of servers (via its QR code) - it is when I then try to get a list of uploadable apps (there is only one at the moment) when I experience a server communication problem. This is when I tried, as suggested in the Alpha documentation, entering myserver address/availableAppInfo.txt into my browser to check that the server address is correct but then I get a 403 Forbidden screen. I have checked that the availableAppInfo.txt file exists on my server.


      • #4
        Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

        It would appear that the problem is caused by Alpha's security system as used on my server.
        I e-mailed Selwyn about the "problem" and he suggested turning off the security system on the server - I did and everything worked.

        I am now awaiting a response from Selwyn.


        • #5
          Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

          What version/build of Alpha are you using?


          • #6
            Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

            Latest production release 4346 / 4889.
            Selwyn has said that they had come across this security system problem during testing of AlphaLaunch and had added code to get around it and so was surprised that I had also experienced it.
            They are now investigating it further.


            • #7
              Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

              Which server are you using? AS or AS for IIS?


              • #8
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                • #9
                  Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

                  Have you tried running AlphaLaunch against your local development server? That's where I first encountered the AlphaLaunch security issue. I've not run AlphaLaunch against a remote server.


                  • #10
                    Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

                    I've not tried it against my local development server as I tend only to use my remote server for both development and production applications.


                    • #11
                      Re: AlphaLaunch - add application

                      Testing it locally will help determine if it's a local or remote issue.