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Connection profile list
  • Name > Name of the connection profile
  • Server detailsIndicates the host server name and connection port
  • ContainerIndicates the name of the target CAST Management Service schema (<prefix>_MNGT)
Quick Connection

If you do not see the profile you require in the Connection Manager, you can use the Quick Connection button to configure a "temporary" connection. Clicking this will display the Connection dialog box - see below for an explanation of the available fields:

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This connection will not be saved as profile.


Use this button to add a new connection profile. A dialog box will be displayed enabling you to define the connection parameters for your CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance:

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Connection profiles are stored on the local machine in the following location in a file called cast-ms.connectionProfiles.pmx:

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Server addressEnter the host name of the server on which the CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is installed. You can also enter an IP address if required.

If this field is left blank, then the CAST Architecture Checker will use the value localhost by default (which assumes the host server is installed on the same physical machine).


Enter the port number on which the CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance is listening for incoming connections. Please enter the correct port number - if this is omitted, the port number 2278 will be used, which may not be correct:


DatabaseEnter the database name used by your CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance.

The parent database name in a CAST Storage Service/PostgreSQL instance environment is set by default to postgres. If this field is omitted, the CAST Architecture Checker will use postgres by default.

User nameEnter the user name that you will use to connect to the CAST Management Service on your host server. Enter the pre-defined CAST Storage Service user operator, or a custom user (note that the "User name" field is case sensitive).
PasswordEnter the password that corresponds to the user entered in the User name field.
Schema (management base)Enter the name of the target Management Service schema (<prefix>_mngt).

RemoveUse this button to remove a selected profile.
Attempts to connect to the Management Service schema defined in the selected profile. If successful you will be prompted to select the application you want to check using Architecture Checker:

Select the application and click OKAt this point, what happens depends on the current scenario - this is explained in more detail in Working online.


Note that you may receive the following message if you attempt to connect to an Application hosted in CAST AIP schemas that were created with an older release of CAST AIP: