Adding VFS Source Control Profiles

To create a VFS source control profile:

  1. In the menu, click Project:<Project Name> > Project Settings .
  2. Click the Source Control tab. The Source Control page opens, listing all of the source control profiles that have been created for the system.
  3. Click New Profile to open the New Source Control Profile dialog box.
  4. Type a Name for the new profile. This is the name that is displayed in lists where the profiles are available for selection.
  5. Select VFS from the Source control system list box.
  6. Type the URL of the VFS Repository you want to access. This field is case sensitive. Specify the appropriate protocol type in the URL:
    ftp://<FTP server URL>
    http://<HTTP server URL>
    smb://<Samba server URL>
    Note: HTTP, FTP and SMB are also supported for zipped files. In order to point to a zipped file the URL must be adjusted to <zipped file type>:<protocol>://<server URL pointing to zipped file> to include the type of the zipped file. For example, zip:<path>/ or jar:<path>/archive.jar.
  7. Type a valid VFS Username and Password. These credentials will be used to access your VFS repository. The SMB protocol allows including the domain name in the username in the following form: domain/username.
  8. Optional: Type the Common working folder to which the Silk Central execution server should copy the source files. The working folder must be a local path. For example, C:\TempSources\.
    Warning: It is recommended to leave this field empty and let Silk Central use a temporary working folder instead. Specifying a static working folder can lead to unexpected results when running parallel executions. The temporary location can be queried from the predefined parameter #sctm_source_root_dir.
  9. Type the Project path you want this profile to use. Click Browse to display the Select Project Path dialog box. The Select Project Path dialog box opens. Select the desired project path in the tree view and click OK. Leaving this field empty sets the project path to the root directory.
  10. Click OK.

    Silk Central attempts a trial connection to the external system using the information you have provided.

    Note: If an error occurs, please review the information that you have supplied, or consult your administrator.

If the trial connection is successful, you are returned to the Source Control page.