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Prerequisites for the Nodinite Web Client

This page describes the prerequisites for successfully installing and running the Nodinite Web Client.

The Web Client is an IIS hosted Web Application, and the binaries are part of the Nodinite Core Services package.

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fab:fa-firefox Firefox
fab:fa-edge edge
fab:fa-safari Safari] end subgraph "Web Server" roWebClient(fal:fa-globe Web Client) ---roWebAPI(fal:fa-cloud-sun Web API) roBrowser ---roWebClient end

Internet Explorer provides a limited experience and is partially supported using Nodinite 5.3 and older. Newer versions 5.4+ does not support Internet Explorer at all.

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Supported Client Browser
Windows rights
Firewall

Use the checklist above to verify that you have performed all steps required to get Nodinite flying.

Supported Client Browser

Nodinite requires a modern HTML-5 enabled browser. HTML is merely just a collection of tags and attributes used to markup a document to be processed by the browser. Unfortunately, the different browsers available on the market are not processing content equally, and you will get a different look and feel using Nodinite depending on your choice.

Browser Minimum Supported Version Recommended version Note
Chrome 48 Latest Recommended choice
edge 12 Latest
Safari 5 Latest
Firefox 37 Latest
Internet Explorer* 11 About Lifecycle LIMITATIONS EXISTS - We do not recommend the usage of IE. Some features like Swagger is not supported. Nodinite 5.4+ does not render well in Internet Explorer and is not supported for use with Nodinite

/* Internet Explorer 9 and 10 was supported with Nodinite version 1-4. Nodinite 5, requires a modern HTML-5 browser.

We develop and test Nodinite using Chrome and Edge to give you the best and richest experience. Our recommendation is to stick with these options.

What Windows rights does the Web Client require?

  • The service account in use for the Web Client must be able to login to the server: Allow Logon locally

If you want to grant a user account the ability to log on locally to a domain controller, you must make that user a member of a group that already has the Allowed logon locally system right or grant the right to that user account.

  • The service account in use for the WebClient must be a member of the IIS_IUSRS.

Technically speaking, when you install Nodinite, the install and update tool configures the Web Client with a dedicated named IIS App Pool. This IIS App Pool runs with ASP.NET Impersonation; Review the IIS Authentication settings user guide for additional information. Calls to the Web API retain the information about the end-user.

What are the required Firewall settings for the Web Client?

The Web Client requires open ports for both inbound and outbound communication. Since Nodinite is highly configurable, the actual ports in use may differ from the example below.

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  1. Inbound communication
    • HTTP and/or
    • HTTPS
  2. Outbound communication with the Web API
    • HTTP and/or
    • HTTPS

1. Inbound communication

Port Name Inbound Outbound TCP UDP Comment
80 HTTP default for HTTP)
443 HTTPS default for HTTPS)
  • 1-65535 - It all depends on what port you have assigned using 'Edit Bindings' for the Web Site hosting the Web Client
    • If you're going to host Nodinite on non-default ports, Please contact our support for guidance at support@nodinite.com

2. Outbound communication with the Web API

The Web API is responsible for all communication with the underlying databases.

Port Name Inbound Outbound TCP UDP Comment
80 HTTP default for HTTP)
443 HTTPS default for HTTPS)
  • 1-65535 - It all depends on what port you have assigned using 'Edit Bindings' for the Web Site hosting the Web Client
    • If you're going to host Nodinite on non-default ports, Please contact our support for guidance at support@nodinite.com

Frequently asked questions

Answers to common problems and the FAQ for the Web Client is detailed on the Troubleshooting page.

Can I secure the Web Client?

Yes, the Web Client supports the usage of SSL Certificates. Add your certificate to IIS and configure the Web Client only to allow traffic using HTTPS.

Review the IIS Hardening user guide for more information

What SQL Rights does the Web Client require?

The Web Client does not access any of the databases directly and hence does not need any assigned SQL Server rights.


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