Now the power of the Sparx Systems Keystore has been built into the Pro Cloud Server. This allows added flexibility to check out a key across a HTTP connection from anywhere in the world.
The Keystore has also been updated to handle our new versions of Enterprise Architect including the Professional Floating license and the new Unified Edition keys.
Row Level Security/Visibility Levels
Control who sees what in the Project Browser.Both Oracle and SQL Server (latest versions) can now be used to support Row Level Security in cloud based models. This means that models may be securely partitioned so that only privileged modelers or staff can access specific areas of the model, while ordinary modelers and/or customers and clients may only see a smaller prescribed section.
Row Level Security is implemented at the database level and effectively limits the information a modeler or user of Enterprise Architect can access, even if the user writes ad hoc custom queries. Because the restrictions are tightly integrated into the database, even using custom SQL does not allow the modeler to view the restricted level information.
Row Level Security is enabled by running some additional configuration scripts on the database and setting up multiple logon accounts that the Cloud Server will use to partition the model. Depending on the logon credentials used to access a model (at the cloud level, not the user level), the amount of information available will vary.
On the client side, admin users can set security/visibility levels on package hierarchies to effectively hide content from non-privileged users
External Data Sources
Expand your model's horizons. Harness information and data in external tools, making Enterprise Architect a highly effective information hub.
The Pro Cloud Server family of Apps now includes a new modular integration capability that is tightly connected with Enterprise Architect 14. The Integration modules are built into the Pro Cloud Server and Enterprise Architect acess is being sold as an optional add-on that seamlessly connects into the Cloud Server via Enterprise Architect 14 clients. A variety of integration modules are planned, and some are sceduled for release including JIRA, TFS, WRIKE, DropBox and ServiceNow integrations offer support for linking Enterprise Architect elements to objects and elements within external systems.
A new "View" window lets the modeler connect to an integration target and retrieve lists of elements ands objects based on built in queries.
Some capabilities include:
- Link an Enterprise Architect element to an integration object
- View external element properties
- View and in some cases add to, external object discussions
- Export links to WebEA URL's that correspond to the current model
- Open external tools in a web browser at relevant bookmarks
- Import elements
- Export elements
Included in the list of integrations is an integration capability with another Enterprise Architect project. This allows modelers, teams and organizations to view common information in a model and reference it from another Enterprise Architect model. For example, you can now store organizational structure, deployment maps, requirement sets or other independent sets of information, in separate models and cross link new models to existing external content. You can even post discussions and make comments on the external Enterprise Architect elements where appropriate.
Enterprise Architect (CLOUD)
One of the most interesting integration points supported by the new cloud based Integrator is a connector for other Enterprise Architect Cloud Based projects. This immediately opens up the possibility of partitioning Enterprise Modeling assets across multiple models and providing cross references and linkages between models that allows modelers to develop new scenarios and projects that reference core and related elements and information from multiple existing models.
Support for integration with Service Now models over HTTP
Support for WRIKE over HTTP - part of the new PCS integration system.
Sparx Systems are also offering a JIRA plug-in for the Pro Cloud Server and Enterprise Architect 14. Together these products make it easy to cross link and manage development using a combination of Enterprise Architect and JIRA tool sets.
Microsoft Team Foundation Server integration is now possible through the Cloud based server integration module. Along with other popular service based platforms, such as JIRA and Service Now, TFS integration into Enterprise Architect provides a convenient and powerful way to link information held in various services, back to core modeling and design elements within the Enterprise Architect repository