This documentation supports the 20.08 version of Remedy with Smart IT, which is available only to BMC Helix subscribers (SaaS).
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Enabling the Progressive Web Application screens

Smart IT 20.08 introduces revamped screens for work orders and incidents that are delivered by using the Progressive Web Application (PWA) technology. The PWA technology converts the Remedy Mid Tier view to a modern view that is customizable and extensible.  

You can access the PWA screens for work orders and incidents from the Smart IT Universal Client (UC).

By default, the Smart IT screens are displayed for work orders and incidents. If your organization has opted for this feature, you can enable the PWA screens for work orders and incidents.

For more information, see Progressive web application development .


Before you begin

Make sure that you have:

  • Upgraded to the 20.08 version of Remedy AR System and Smart IT.
  • Defined the following parameter in Centralized configuration to enable the cross-launch of Progressive Web App screens:
    arsystem.security_iframe_allowfromurls=http://SmartITServer:portNumber

    This parameter is a part of the Remedy Mid Tier configuration. If your mid tier uses Centralized configuration , you must add this parameter to Centralized configuration. Otherwise, you must add this parameter in the config.properties file of mid tier..

  • Configured the mid_tier.base.url parameter in Centralized configuration:
    mid_tier.base.url=http://midTierServer:portNumber

    If the https access for mid tier requires the port number, include it in the mid_tier.base.url parameter. Otherwise, you need not provide the port number. Also, to allow a cross-launch, the domains of mid tier and Smart IT must match. The domains should either be host names or be fully qualified.

Important

If you enable the arsystem.security_iframe_allowfromurls, mid_tier.base.url, and Enable-Progressive-Views parameters by using Centralized configuration, a restart of mid tier is not needed. The updates are reflected in a few minutes.

If you make changes to these parameters in the config.properties file, you must restart the mid tier.

To enable the Progressive Web Application screens in Smart IT

  1. In a browser, enter the following URL address to access the Remedy AR System:
    http://midTierServer:portNumber/arsys/

  2. Navigate to the BMC Remedy AR System Administration Console. 

  3. Click System > General > Centralized Configuration.

  4. In the AR System Configuration Generic UI form, select com.bmc.arsys.server.shared in the Component Name list and then * for global settings.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Add a new parameter with the name Enable-Progressive-Views.

  7. Set the value as T for this parameter as shown in the following image:

  8. Click Apply.

  9. Log in to Smart IT.

  10. Create a new work order or incident. The PWA screen for work order or incident is displayed.


    From the Ticket Console, when you select a work order or an incident, the ticket is displayed as a PWA screen.

To disable the Progressive Web Application screens in Smart IT

  1. In Centralized Configuration, from the Component Name list, select com.bmc.arysys.server.shared.

  2. For the Enable-Progressive-Views parameter, enter the value as F.

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Comments

  1. Stuart Rushton

    Hi, Can you double check if this should be com.bmc.arysys.server.shared or com.bmc.arsys.smartit?

    Sep 22, 2020 04:37
    1. Dhanya Menon

      Thank you for the query, Stuart.

      As you can see in the screenshot, the component type is com.bmc.arysys.server.shared.

      Thanks,

      Dhanya

      Sep 22, 2020 09:25