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Backing up the Security System Configuration for InduSoft Web Studio Projects

You can back up your InduSoft Web Studio project’s security system configuration by exporting it to a file. You can also import a configuration either from a file or from another runtime project.

Exporting the configuration to a file

To export the security system configuration:

  1. In the main Security System dialog, click Backup. The Import/Export dialog is displayed.
  2. Click Export to file. A standard Save As dialog is displayed.
  3. Specify a file name and location for the file, and then click OK.

The exported file is encrypted, using the main password configured in the Security System dialog.

Tip: You can also export the configuration during runtime by calling the ExportSecuritySystem function.

Importing the configuration from a file

If your project’s security mode is set to Local Only, then you can import a configuration from a previously exported file.

To import the security system configuration:

  1. In the main Security System dialog, click Backup. The Import/Export dialog is displayed.
  2. Click Import from file. A standard Open dialog is displayed.
  3. Locate the configuration file (*.dat) that you want to import, and then click OK. You will be prompted for the configuration’s main password.
  4. Type the password, and then click OK. The Import from File dialog is displayed.
  5. Select an import method:
    • Import only settings that do not conflict: Merge the imported settings with the current project settings. In the case of conflicts, keep the current settings.
    • Import all settings and replace conflicts: Merge the imported settings with the project settings. In the case of conflicts, use the imported settings.
    • Replace the current settings: Completely replace the current project settings with the settings imported from the file.
  6. Click OK.

Tip: You can also import the configuration during runtime by calling the ImportSecuritySystem function.

Importing the configuration from another project

If your project’s security mode is set to Distributed – Server, then you can import a configuration from another project if:

  • The other project’s security mode is set to Distributed – Client, and its server settings are configured to use your project as the server; and
  • The other project is currently running on the same network.

To import the security system configuration:

  1. In the main Security System dialog, click Backup. The Import/Export dialog is displayed.
  2. Click Import from client station. The Import Security from Client Station dialog is displayed.

The dialog shows a list of runtime projects that are using your project as their security system server. Each project/client listing includes a time stamp that shows when it last cached the security system configuration.

  1. Select a client station, and then click Import from client. You will be prompted for the configuration’s main password.
  2. Type the password, and then click OK.

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