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Customer Preparation for Cartegraph Installation

Installing and configuring Cartegraph requires the installation of many components to various servers. The Cartegraph technical team works with someone from the organization. This person should have appropriate privileges on the network and web server, and access to the database.

Before Installation

The following needs to be in place:

  1. Application and Web server setup is complete.

For a two-tier installation, the Web server does the functions of the Application server.

  1. The organization should request a Wildcard SSL from a vendor of their choice, and the request should come from the same machine it will be installed on. It is critical to the process that the SSL certificate is available before the installation date. Confirm the SSL certificate is available for the install date. For more information on installing SSL certifications, see how to install SSL Certificates. Cartegraph recommends a wildcard SSL if all of the servers are going to be on the same domain.  If not, then server specific SSL certificates are needed for the Web server and Application server. SHA-256 or later SSL key is required.

Cartegraph recommends purchasing the SSL certificate through Go Daddy.​​​​​​​

  1. Make sure TLS 1.2 is enabled. The Cartegraph technical team assists the organization's IT staff with the Cartegraph OMS platform installation.
  2. Setup Esri Account and Identities if you are using Esri authentication.

System Areas and Servers

The installation affects the following: 

Active Directory

In order for the Application server to connect to the data source (database server) a valid Domain User account must be created. This account is used to perform functions on the Application server as well as the login for the SQL database server. Cartegraph recommends this naming convention for the account: [DOMAIN]\cg_OMS_User 

Database Server

A SQL database must be created on the database server and the account created in Active Directory added as a login to the server and user of the database. The user account must be a member of the db_owner database role. Cartegraph recommends this naming convention for the database: Cartegraph_OMS

Application Server

The account created in Active Directory must be a member of the local administrator group on this server. This account performs the functions on the server to communicate to the database server. IIS roles are installed on the server if not already available. Cartegraph software is installed. Adjustments are made to the IIS configuration for the Cartegraph IIS Application pool and website. The Application Server needs to have access to the Project Home location. For three-tier deployments, the operating system must be the same on both the Web and Application servers.

Web Server

Similar to the Application server, IIS roles are installed on the server if not already available. Cartegraph software is installed. Adjustments are made to the IIS configuration for the Cartegraph IIS Application pool and website. A local user account is created and set as the account to operate functions on the Web server. It is necessary to set permissions to the installation directory only for this local account. Also, the .NET 4.0 32-bit ASP.NET temporary file location. Typically found at C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files. For three-tier deployments, the operating system must be the same on both the Web and Application servers.

NOTE: If the Web server is also used for other sites, Cartegraph recommends this installation is housed in its own website. This is necessary because there may be conflicts with different .NET versions operating on the default website.

Day of Installation

Someone from the organization must be present who can do and has access to the following:

  • Add user accounts in Active Directory.
  • Has database administrator privileges for creating a database and setting permissions.
  • Has administrative privilege on the application and web servers to install and configure software and IIS settings.
  • Create an ArcGIS Identity. The ArcGIS Identities are needed when creating the Cartegraph User Accounts if you are using Esri authentication.
  • Each User Account in Cartegraph needs a unique Esri user name if you are using Esri authentication.
  • Cartegraph assists with the deployment of the Cartegraph environment.