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Version: 2022


An application in the Intelligent Application Manager is a combination of a project version, a server and a database that will appear as a standalone application in the user interfaces. A project version can therefore result in several applications on different servers and/or for different databases. Each application has its own authorization and user preferences.

Create an application

menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Applications > tab List/Form

A new application can be created via the applications screen.

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The table below lists the more specific attributes with their meaning.

Sequence noThe order in which the application is listed in the user interfaces.
ActiveSpecifies whether the application is shown. Only activate an application after it has been set up completely.
PlatformThe platforms for which the application is available.
Application aliasThe alias used for the Indicium OData API.
Max. # sessions per accountThe maximum number of sessions that a user can log into an application simultaneously.
Claim timeout (min)The amount of minutes before a claim is automatically released when the application is not in use.


menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Applications > tab List

To distinguish between multiple applications for the same project version, for instance in DTAP environments, it is possible to set a different theme for every application using the Set theme task.

Application and splash screen title

menu Settings > Global settings

The following rules apply to the Title field:

  • Newly installed environments initially get 'Thinkwise Platform' as splash- and application title.
  • Upgrades will not override manual changes to the Title field.
  • When installing the Software Factory in an IAM environment, the title is set to 'Thinkwise Software Factory'. This may override a manually configured title.

Apply user rights

menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Applications > tab List

Tasks are available to apply the required rights to the databases:

Roles to database Apply rolesCreates the roles on the application database. See also: Apply roles to the application database.
Apply user rights Apply user rightsCreates the users and user groups on the application database
Apply user rights to IAM Apply user rights to IAMCreates the users on the IAM database

To be able to apply the rights to an SQL Server database, an IAM administrator who is not a database system administrator needs additional database rights. This can be done using the following code snippet:

use master

grant view server state to [login_name]

Apply roles to the application database

Per project version, roles can be assigned.

menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Roles

  1. Tab List contains an overview of the available roles. Check out tab Role rights for a more detailed view of a role's granted rights.

  2. To apply the selected role to a database, press the Apply roles Apply roles task.

    This task is also available in the menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Applications > tab List.

Apply roles to database

Only when roles are assigned to a user group, users can access an application. To assign a role to a user group:

  1. Select a role in tab List.

  2. Open the User groups tab, select a user group and press the Assign role Apply roles task.

    Apply roles to user groups


menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab Applications > tab Translations

In the Translations tab page, it is possible to provide a translation and a tooltip for every application language.

File storage locations in IAM

IAM > menu Authorization > Applications > tab File storage locations

Here, you can:

  • Override the project version's file storage location or switch the location type as set in the Software Factory, in menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab File storage locations. Execute task Switch file storage location type switch to switch the type. See also File storage locations in the Projects manual.
  • Set the file storage location for the system flows used in several deployment processes. See: Configure the file storage location in the Creation manual.

Override OAuth server settings

For OAuth process actions, an OAuth server is configurated in menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab OAuth servers.

To override these settings in IAM:

menu Authorization > Applications > tab OAuth servers

OAuth server in IAM

Meta files

menu Projects > Project overview > tab Project versions > tab List

The Upload icons and reports to database task can be used to upload images and reports from the file system to the database. This task should be run if the project version was created prior to the 2020.2 release and it has any images or reports linked.

Copy an application

It is also possible to copy an existing application, including its translations, settings, user preferences and authorization using the Copy application task.

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Login language for web applications

When logging in to a web application, a user's identity and application language are not yet known. In that case, Global translations are used to provide the correct language.


These translations are not used by the Universal GUI's login screen. Login-related processes in the Universal GUI are often relegated to Indicium (for example, OpenID, 2FA, password changes, etc.).

Some language tags will be available by default during the installation or upgrade of IAM.

menu Settings > Global translations

An administrator can:

  • Change the translations in the Global translations detail tab.
  • add Add new language tags.
  • delete Delete existing language tags.
  • to be translated View all untranslated objects with filter To be translated.

The language tags used here do not, by definition, correspond with application languages used everywhere else in the Thinkwise Platform. Browsers provide the web application with the desired language for the login process via the Accept-Language header. The values are also known as 'Locale identifiers'. For instance: Accept-Language: fr-CH, fr;q=0.9, en;q=0.8, de;q=0.7, *;q=0.5 The values and weights provided by the browser in this request header will be used by Indicium or the Web GUI to determine the proper translations for the login process.

global_translations Global translations for login with web applications

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