Deploying and Running Webspace Sessions

Webspace allows you to open iFIX or CIMPLICITY pictures in run mode from a web session. Users can connect to a Webspace Server from any computer that supports a Webspace session. The following clients are currently supported:

  • Microsoft® Windows® Internet Explorer 11 (32-bit)
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 52 and later (standard and ESR, 32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Apple Safari 9 or later on Mac OS X
  • Google Chrome with Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Chromebook
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Windows Desktop Client

Running the Browser Client

Start your browser. In the URL box, type http:// followed by the Webspace Server computer name (or IP address) and then /ProficyWebspace. For example:

Running the Browser Client in a Relay Server Configuration

To start the Webspace add-on in a high availability setup, use the following examples with the host and reconnect parameters. For iFIX:
where RS_Server1 is the name of the primary Relay server, and RS_Server2 is the name of the backup Relay server. Select the appropriate product from the list. When the Logon dialog appears, type the following information: Your network user name in the User name field. Your network password in the Password field. Users are allowed three invalid logon attempts before the logon process shuts down.

Tips for Specifying Relay Server Names

  • Specify the addresses of the primary and failover relay servers using either their IP addresses (if SSL is not used) or their fully-qualified domain names (FQDNs). When using the IP addresses, if SSL is used, the common names of the SSL certificates on the primary and failover relay servers must match the fully-qualified domain names of the computers.
  • When dependent hosts and/or client computers reside in a different domain (or domains) than the relay servers, it is generally advisable to reference the relay servers via their FQDNs. Otherwise, dependent hosts and client computers may be unable to resolve the addresses of the relay servers.

Running the Windows Desktop Client

The Windows Desktop Client allows you to view WorkSpace pictures from a desktop application using web services. It does not require a web browser. Optionally, you can customize the command-line settings you use to open the Windows Desktop Client.

To run the Windows Desktop Client, you must have the full Webspace Client installed.

The Webspace Windows Desktop Client can be run by selecting the option on the Start menu, or by running a custom short-cut. When using the Webspace Windows Desktop Client, a custom short-cut configuration is required.

If launched without configuring the shortcut configured, you may encounter the following error: "Webspace failed to launch the Program window for your session. The problem is explained in your system administrator's log file."

  1. On the Start menu, point to Programs > Webspace Client > Webspace Client, or double-click the shortcut you created on the desktop.  You may be required to enter the Host Address. The Desktop Client appears.
  2. When the Logon dialog appears, type your network user name in the User name field, and your network password in the Password field. Users are allowed three invalid logon attempts before the logon process shuts down.