About Installing Web-based Clients

Using Web-based Clients, you can configure and manage Historian systems and their components using a browser.

When you install Web-based Clients, you can install the following components:
  • Configuration Hub: Allows you to manage Historian systems and its components. You can set up stand-alone as well as horizontally scalable systems. You can also add collector instances and manage them.
  • Trend Client: Provides access to process and equipment data, allowing you to quickly troubleshoot and make improvements, leading to time and cost savings through the use of trend charts and current value tables.
  • The Web Admin console: Allows you to monitor, supervise, archive, retrieve, and control data gathered from Historian systems.
  • The Proficy Authentication service (optional): Provides identity-based security for applications and APIs. It supports open standards for authentication and authorization, including Oauth2. You can install Proficy Authentication and Configuration Hub, or you can point to existing Proficy Authentication and Configuration Hub instances.
  • Rest APIs : Allow you to query data from a Historian server.

You can install Web-based Clients using a GUI-based installer or at a command prompt.

Important: When you install Web-based Clients:
  • If you want to reinstall the same version of Web-based Clients, you must uninstall and then install Web-based Clients.
  • If, even after installing Web-based Clients, you cannot access a web component, start the GE Operations Hub Httpd Reverse Proxy and the Data Archiver services.