Configuring a New System

When you first install Spectrum™ Technology Platform there are few things you should do to ensure that your system has a basic level of security as well as access to the data you want to process through Spectrum™ Technology Platform.

  1. Change the password for the admin user.
    Important: You should change the admin password immediately after installing Spectrum™ Technology Platform to prevent unauthorized administrative access to your system.
    1. In a web browser go to this URL:


      Where server is the server name or IP address of your Spectrum™ Technology Platform server and port is the HTTP port used bySpectrum™ Technology Platform. By default, the HTTP port is 8080.

    2. Log in using the default administrative credentials:

      User name: admin
      Password: admin

    3. Go to System > Security.
    4. Check the box next to the admin account then click the Edit button .
    5. In the New password field, enter a new password. Enter it again in the Confirm password field.
    6. Click Save.
  2. Create users and roles as needed.

    For more information, see Adding a User.

  3. Specify which folders on the Spectrum™ Technology Platform server you want to allow users to access.

    For more information, see Limiting Server Directory Access.

  4. Decide if you want to allow Basic authentication for web service requests to your Spectrum™ Technology Platform server, or if you want to require token authentication. If you want to require token authentication, disable Basic authentication. For more information, see Disabling Basic Authentication for Web Services.
  5. Define database resources if applicable.

    To determine if you need to define database resources, go to Resources > Spectrum Databases. If you do not see the Spectrum Databases menu then you do not need to define database resources.

  6. Define the databases, file servers, and other data sources that you want to access from Spectrum™ Technology Platform. To define data sources, go to Resources > Data Sources.
  7. Configure scheduled backups of your Spectrum™ Technology Platform server so that you can restore your server in the event of a severe system failure or other disaster. For more information, see Scheduling Backups.