Entry points make access to tasks easier to control and maintain . Application designers and administrators must work together to manage the links that appear on the home page.
Application designers are responsible for:
- Designing the application.
- Defining the entry points used to interact with the application.
- Setting the correct permissions within the application so that the appropriate users see the appropriate entry points.
- Performing localization tasks, if any.
Application designers do not need to have knowledge of the actual home page form where the entry points will appear.
Administrators are responsible for:
- Installing the application.
- Configuring the server and mid tier to use the correct home page form.
- (Optional) Designing the home page form. Depending on which form is designated as the default home page for the server, this can include:
- Defining layouts for the AR System Customizable Home Page.
- Modifying the Home Page form
- Creating a separate form to use as the home page.
- (Optional) Changing the Home Page settings in the mid tier Configuration Tool or the Configuration tab of the AR System Administration: Server Information form to specify the server and form for the home page.
- (Optional) Specifying a home page form for each user in the User Preferences form.
You do not need to make entry points for every starting point, only for those most frequently used . If you have a large number of entry points (for example, over 30), consider using the subset mechanism (see Viewing a subset of entry points) to limit the number of entry points displayed.
For more information, see the following topics: