Overview and Installation

QVscribe DOORS Next High-Level Architecture

QVscribe DOORS Next Prerequisites

QVscribe is an Add-in (extension) for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge with the following prerequisites for installation:

  • Microsoft Windows version 10, 64 bit
  • Google Chrome  or Microsoft Edge 90 or Greater
  • 4 GB and above RAM

Currently, QVscribe supports DOORS 6 and above versions.

 

QVscribe DOORS Next User Set up

All QVscribe for DOORS Next users will need the following to get up and running:

  1. Download files for QVscribeForChrome
  2. The QVscribe Teams Server hostname/IP
  3. Their username and password *Note this not needed if you are using Active Directory for licensing

Below outlines all the steps they will need to take to get up and running with QVscribe for DOORS Next,

QVscribe 3.0 Installation Process

Installing QVscribe for Chrome

Step 1: Run the installer (QVscribeForChrome)

Step 2: Open Google Chrome and type chrome://extensions in your address bar.

Step 3: Enable the Developer Mode present on the top right corner of the window.

Step 4: Select Load-Unpacked

Step 5: Select folder (%appdata%\QRA Consulting Inc\QVscribe\chrome\extension) in your Google Chrome. The QVscribe 3.0 icon will show up on the top-right corner in the extension bar.

Step 6. Disable the Developer Mode.

Step 7: Click on the QVscribe 3.0 icon and check the status of the analyzer.

If the analyzer is offline click on Start Up Analyzer and Log into Server button.

Step 8: Enter your QVscribe for Teams Server IP or Hostname and then click Connect to your QVscribe Team Server . Note: This should be provided to you by the QVscribe Admin.

Step 9: Pick your identity provider. This information will be provided by your QTS Admin as well. If you are connecting via QTS User Directory, you should have a username and password. Alternatively, if you are set up to connect via Active Directory, you will automatically connect via your computer login credentials.

Installing QVscribe for Edge

Step 1: Run the installer (QVscribeForChrome)

Step 2: Open Microsoft Edge and type edge://extensions in your address bar. You can also access your extensions by clicking on the ellipsis icon on the top right corner of your Edge browser.  Click on Extensions.


Step 3: Enable the Developer Mode present on the bottom left corner of the window.

Step 4: Select Load-Unpacked

Step 5: Select folder (%appdata\%QRA Consulting Inc\Qvscribe\chrome\extension) in the folder bar at the bottom of the window that opens.


Step 6: Disable the Developer Mode.

Step 7: After installing the QVscribe Browser Extension, you should see the QVscribe icon in the upper right next to the address bar in Microsoft Edge

If the analyzer is offline click ’Start Up Analyzer and Log into Server’.

Step 8: Enter your QVscribe for Teams Server IP or Hostname and then click. Connect to your QVscribe Teams Server.

Note: This should be provided to you by the QVscribe Admin.

Step 9: Pick your identity provider. This information will be provided by your QTS Admin as well. If you are connecting via QTS User Directory, you should have a username and password.

Alternatively, if you are set up to connect via Active Directory, you will automatically connect via your computer login credentials.

 

Connecting to QTS

Option 1: Connecting by QTS User Directory (Username and Password)

You will then be prompted to enter your username and password

Once you have connected you by username and password, you will receive the following message.

Option 2: Connecting by Active Directory

Once you have connected you by AD, you will receive the following message.

QVscribe 3.0 Doors Connector Installation Process

Step 1: Log into DOORS Next

Step 2: Open Mini Dashboard within DOORS Next

Step 3: Click on Add Widget button.

Step 4: Within the add widget dialog box, click on Add OpenSocial Gadget.

Step 5: Add QVscribe 3.0 connector url. Note this URL will be provided in your READ ME file attached to your QVscribe DOORS Next Download files.

Step 6: Click on Add Widget.

To ensure that the QVscribe connector remains active, please pin the Mini Dashboard open using the pin button in the top right corner. If you do not pin the Dashboard you may need to click open the Dashboard again each time you log in or refresh the page.

 

QVscribe 3.0 service running

The extension requires the underlying QVSAnalyzer service to be running
Step 1: Open the extension in Chrome

Step 2: QVS Analyzer status should indicate online, if not, press Start QVS Analyzer and follow Steps 7-9 above