Configuring IBM AD File Service

About this task

The access rights of users or users' groups are mapped to a certain folder that contains the source files. A user can start the analysis on the source files if it has read access rights.


  1. Access Start Menu > IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence > Launch IBM Application Discovery Configuration Service Admin, and go to Configure > Environments > "Your environment" > Services > File Service. The File Service settings page is displayed.
  2. In the Mappings section, click the Add button to add a new mapping and enter the following information:
    • Remote - add the remote path that can be used to query this service, for example, a UNC path or a local path where the resources/projects reside.
    • Local - add the local path that mirrors the remote path. If missing, it is identical to Remote.
      • In case you have multiple physical folders that reside resources or projects, an entry for each folder needs to be added in the mapping section.
      • In order to see Flow Chart analysis in IBM® AD Analyze Client for a specific project, you need to add the path of the project folder or the path of the folder that contains all projects.

        • \\\Projects - path to all projects.
        • \\\ADProject - path to a specific project.
    • Define which User Groups can access the related mapping folders.
      Note: If no User Groups are defined, all users will have access to the related mapping folders.
    • Click Save.
  3. In the Group Settings section, enter the following information:
    • Session Timeout - add the session timeout to determine how long the service needs to remain connected to IBM AD Configuration Server before it must perform a new connection. The value format must be a whole number followed by 's' for seconds, 'm' for minutes or 'h' for hours.
    • Groups Polling - add the refresh time to check periodically the groups that are present in IBM AD Configuration Server. The value format must be a whole number followed by 's' for seconds, 'm' for minutes or 'h' for hours.
  4. Click Save.
    Note: Make sure to restart File Service after saving the changes.