Product Documentation

Change Web site Credentials

Oct 08, 2015

This topic provides instructions for changing the credentials that the AppDNA web site uses to access the database. You need to do this when the password on the user account changes.

Note: When necessary, this procedure automatically performs an IIS reset. This will make any other web sites hosted by IIS on this server unavailable for a brief interval.
  1. Stop AppDNA clients before running the configuration wizard.

    Running the configuration wizard performs an IIS reset. An IIS reset terminates import and analysis sessions on running AppDNA clients connected to a web server that hosts both the AppDNA web site and database.

  2. From the Windows Start menu on the AppDNA server machine, choose Programs > Citrix AppDNA > Management Tools > Configure AppDNA.
  3. In the first step in the Configure AppDNA Environment wizard, choose Reconfigure installation, and then click Next.
  4. In the Existing configuration step, choose Reconfigure system, and then click Next.
  5. In the Edit configuration step, select Web site database credentials, and then click Next.
  6. In the Choose database step, select the database whose credentials you want to change, and then click Next.
  7. In the AppDNA web site credentials step, specify the credentials that the AppDNA web site is to use when connecting to the database after it is created. The options are:
    • Configure a local service account for me – This option configures a Windows user account called AppDNASvcAccount on the local machine. If this account does not already exist, the wizard creates it and generates a random password that does not expire. This option is available only if the SQL Server installation is on the local machine and the logged on user has permissions to create a Windows user account.
    • Use these credentials – Specify the credentials to be used. For a production system, Citrix recommends an AppDNA-specific service account that has a password that does not expire (not the account used to create the database).

    See Web site credentials for more information.

  8. Click Next to move to the System Check step. See System Check issues for information about the checks and what to do if they fail.
  9. Click Configure to change the credentials.
  10. Click Close to exit the wizard.