This section describes how to configure and set up different areas of the application. Omniscope allows you to:
Configure settings of your server.
Run Web Server in order to host reports and share them with clients.
Schedule execution of data workflows and tasks to automate your processes.
Settings (Admin app)
All application settings are available from the “Admin” section of the application. Your licence defines what kind of configurations you can edit.
To access this section click on the “Admin” link on the bottom of the Web UI page.
It is very important you set admin credentials the first time you run Omniscope on your machine to avoid any security issues - you will be prompted to create a username/password for your “admin” user. Keep these credentials somewhere safe.
In addition to various settings configurations, the admin section allows you to access and view your server logs.
We highly recommend you use HTTPS if accessing the server settings, otherwise data will be sent in plain text over the network and can result in security issues. To enable “HTTPS” see the “Network” settings in the Web server section.
The Web server allows you to serve up your projects and reports to any end user who can access your Omniscope address + port, constrained by the application’s networking settings.
By default Omniscope only allows access from the machine itself. However, if you wish to allow access to external users, you need to go to the “Network” section in the Web server section and tick “Run Web server”.
If enabled, users can access projects/files hosted on the server from any device - a PC / tablet - by navigating to the server address + port using their web browser.
The default web server HTTP port is 80.
For instance, if your local network address is 192.168.1.1 a user within the same local network can access Omniscope by navigating to http://192.168.1.1/
At the time of writing the Admin app does not expose advanced network settings, so in the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, e.g. how to serve the app through HTTPS.
Important: You will need to speak to your System Administrator and ensure the IP address of the server and port are accessible from the outside of your company’s firewall.
Omniscope Web Server serves up projects and files located inside your “Sharing folder” .
The default sharing folder is called “Files” and you find it in the omniscope-server folder, created upon installation, usually located in your user home directory.
(see Admin section > Web Server > Settings for more details).
The web server configurations can be found in “Admin” section and under the “Web server” section.