Using the Web Client > The CitectSCADA Web Client > Configuring a deployment > Creating a new deployment

Creating a new deployment

To configure a deployment of a CitectSCADA project on a Web Server, you need to log in to the Web Client with Administrator permissions. This will provide you with access to the full functionality of the home page.

To add a new deployment

  1. Click the Add New Deployment icon.
  2. This will display the Deployment Configuration page.

  3. Type a name in the Deployment text box, and include a Description if necessary. A deployment name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ * ? | . , / " ' : ; < > # &
  4. Note: If you've upgraded your version of the Web Client, you can still view your legacy deployments that you created using version 6.1 or earlier of the Web Client. For details, see Web Client Upgrade Considerations.

  5. Identify the source of the CitectSCADA project's content in the Project Path field.
  6. If the project is located locally on the Web Server, you can use a normal path address. The path needs to point directly to the project within the CitectSCADAUser directory. For example, the location of the MyExample project would be:


    Note: If you are remotely administering the Web Server and use a local path address, verify that the path represents the location of the project on the Web Server computer, not the computer you are currently using.

    If the project is not located on the Web Server, you need to use a UNC address that identifies the host network computer and the directory it can be found in. For example,

    \\ComputerName\<path to application data>\User\MyExample

    Note: You need to share the directory a project resides in to allow the Web Server access to it. Ideally, create a share from the directory (called WebShare, for example) and then use the following project path:


    Remember that if you are trying to access the project directory from a remote computer, a "local" administrator log in will not provide you with appropriate access on a different computer. use a network user profile that will be recognized by other computers on the same domain.

  7. Determine if any of the I/O, Alarms, Reports or Trends Servers associated with the project are protected by a firewall. If they are, you need to confirm with the firewall administrator if the CitectSCADA ports have been opened to allow direct access, or if the firewall is using address forwarding.
  8. If forwarding is being used, you will need to identify each server by typing the name in the Server field, using the following format:


    If you have alarm properties enabled on an Alarm Server, you will need to configure an alarm properties connector as a separate server to let the Web Server know which port it is running on. Type the Alarm Server name in the Server field, using the following format:


    For example:


    Type in the Address and Port for each server, as supplied by the firewall administrator.

    Note: The Web Client will automatically add any servers that are redirected in this way to the [AddressForwarding] section of the local Citect.ini file. See Using address forwarding for more information.

    You can add additional servers to the list by selecting the Add New Server icon.

  9. Use the Client Control text box to specify the use of a particular version of the Web Client component when the deployment is displayed.
  10. The menu lists the different versions of the Web Client control currently installed on the Web Server. Typically, choose the version of the control that matches the version of CitectSCADA your project was compiled on.

  11. Click Apply Changes.
  12. This is important, as you'll lose your changes if you jump straight back to the home page.

    All the project files are retrieved from the path indicated, and copied to the Web Server ready for access by the Web Clients.

    Once complete, information about the size of the project appears in the File Paths banner above the Project Path field. The number to the left indicates how many files are included in the project; the number to the right indicates the total size of the project.

The deployment is saved. When you return to the Web Client home page, by clicking the home icon, your new deployment is listed.

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