Configure VP Server to perform user authentication with Kerberos

tomcat-thumbStarting from version 16.0 Visual Paradigm’s on-premises Teamwork Server and VP Online support user authentication with Kerberos. This article explains how to configure your Teamwork Server/VP Online for Kerberos authentication.

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How to Modify Default Port of VP Server’s Content Repository

In latest version 16.0 Visual Paradigm introduced a new Form Builder feature (supported in Professional Edition or above) which allow user to create executable forms using visual editor. The designed form can go live for data collection. For on-premises Teamwork Server or local workspace (local personal server) the data collected by the forms will be stored in the local Content Repository within the server. Subject to user’s environment the default port used by Content Repository may conflict with other services on user’s computer. In case conflict was found user can change the port used by Content Repository. To change the port number of Content Repository:

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Create relationships between models by importing data from Excel

Visual Paradigm’s Excel export and import allow users to import data into project. This not just for importing of model elements, but also for relationships. In this article we will show you how to create relationships between models using the Excel.

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Hash Project Contents Using VP Project Anonymous Tool

Visual Paradigm is always committed to deliver the best possible service to users. When users experience issues that seem to be too complex to diagnose over emails, users could send over their project files for us to better understand their problems and come back with a solution faster. However, we also understand that users might be concerned with passing along project files which contain sensitive or even confidential business information. To address this concern, we have developed the Project Anonymous Tool for users to hash their project data into meaningless information and make it safe to send in for diagnosis.

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Customizing Guide-through Process

Visual Paradigm version 15.2 Enterprise Edition support customization on the built-in TOGAF ADM and Project Management guide-through process. This include altering the process navigator, phrases, activities and deliverables. In this article we will show you how to customize on the guide-through process.

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Customizing deliverables in guide-through process

Starting from version 15.2 Enterprise Edition users can perform customizations to the TOGAF and Project Management Guide-through process, which include modifying the workflows also define custom deliverables. In this article you will learn how to customize the deliverables in the guide-through process.

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Cannot backup VP Server after upgrade to new version

After upgrade VP Server to new version then the backup script become fail to work with following (or similar) error.

[message] java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/logging/LogFactory
[message] at v.bsr.as.<clinit>(:15)
[message] at v.bsr.az.<init>(:783)
[message] at v.bsr.bk.<init>(:253)
[message] at v.bsr.bk.a(:94)
[message] at v.sj.bz.a(:252)
[message] at v.sy.c.a(:164)
[message] at v.ayi.e.c(:267)
[message] at v.ayi.e.a(:99)
[message] at migration.ExportVPServerMain.<init>(:266)
[message] at migration.ExportVPServerMain.main(:24)
[message] Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory
[message] at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:381)
[message] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:424)
[message] at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:331)
[message] at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:357)
[message] ... 10 more

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Drill down elaboration on Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map (CJM) is a powerful customer experience (CX) tool which helps to study customer experience by visualize their thoughts and feelings though the touchpoints. It helps businesses understanding the behaviors, thoughts and feelings of their customer. In Visual Paradigm the CJM is not a standalone tool, it can further link up with other diagrams such as system design diagrams, business process diagrams, etc…, or further drill down by another CJM to elaborate in details.

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Permission Error on Perform Software Update (UP0001)

When perform software update you may receive error complain didn’t have sufficient permission to perform software update.

No permission to perform software update

No permission to perform software update

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How to Achieve Optimal Performance with Large Scale Projects

When working with a large scale project with numerous diagrams, there may be some performance difference. It is only natural as huge projects impose more demanding resource allocation. Fortunately, Visual Paradigm offers ways to gear up for better accommodation. Basically, there are 3 practices we would recommend:

  1. Close unused diagrams before closing the application
  2. Use hierarchy to organize objects (avoid a flat structure at root level)
  3. Modularize diagrams (avoid giant diagrams)

For details, please visit Performance tune up for your large project.

On the note of resource allocation, some tasks are more memory-intensive than others, such as document generation which needs to process most of the elements (if not all) within your project. The default memory size is set for popular computer configurations but can be increased to speed up the process when needed.

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