Interface Management

The interface management of the WebApp allows the definition of communication parameters for data exchange between ReqSuite® and downstream systems and, in turn, rests with the responsible tenant administrators (see “Tenant Management“). By providing compatible tool interfaces on the part of ReqSuite®, effective use and sustainability of project-specific data content is guaranteed across all systems.

To manage the interfaces to downstream systems, click on “Interfaces” in the navigation bar. The main display area then displays a table with all the interfaces that have been defined so far and which are assigned to your tenant (see Figure 1).

Figure 1. Interface management in the ReqSuite® RM

The following interface management functions are available:

  • Add interface: Click the “Add interface…” button above the table. An input window opens in which you can enter the name of the interface and the network address of the server belonging to the downstream system together with the access data as well as the interface type via the “Tool Type” selection menu (see Figure 2, left).
  • Edit interface: Click on the “pencil icon” in the last row column of the interface to be modified. A editing window opens in which you can adjust all the previous interface details (see Figure 2, center).
  • Check connection: Click on the “checkmark icon” in the last row column of the interface to be changed (see Figure 1). The system checks whether a connection to the corresponding server under the specified network address can be established. The result of the connection test is displayed in a notification window.
  • Delete interface: Click on the “trashcan icon” in the last row column of the interface to be deleted. A query window is opened in which you can confirm the irrevocable deletion of the interface from the system by pressing the “OK” button or cancel the process by pressing “Cancel” (see Figure 2, right).
Figure 2. Dialog box for adding (left), editing (middle) and deleting (right) an interface

In order to use an interface for data synchronization within a project, additional tool-specific settings are usually required. You can define these using the “Interface settings” view, which can be opened using the “Assign interfaces” function in the Project Management of the project concerned.