This topic describes how to set up OutSystems Platform with the following environments:

Each one of these environments has more security restrictions than the previous: all IT users have access to Development, few have access to Quality Assurance, and only very few have access to Production.

In this example a new infrastructure with several environments is going to be created.

Create a New Infrastructure

A new infrastructure is set up by registering the environments in which you installed OutSystems Platform into the infrastructure management console. Typically the environments are Development, Quality Assurance, and Production.

Start by the Development environment: type the environment address and click on 'Register'.

When registering an environment that has just been installed, there are not any registered IT Users on that environment, so nothing needs to be done.

Import Existing IT Users

In upgrade scenarios, where there are IT Users registered in the environments, two situations can occur:

Another situation occurs when the same IT user has different usernames in different environments. OutSystems Platform creates a new IT user, since there are different usernames in each environment. To avoid this situation, validate that the same IT user has the same username across all environments, before starting registering environments.

After IT users are imported, click again on 'Register' and the Development environment is now created.

Further Steps After Registering Development

In upgrade scenarios, where applications are already deployed in the environment, you must group all modules into applications:

Register Additional Environments

If your factory has more than three environments, they should be registered in the same order they are used in the factory workflow. As an example you should register Development, Quality Assurance, Pre-Production and Production in this order.

To add new environments, simply click 'Register another environment' and follow the same steps used to register the Development environment. Even though OutSystems Platform suggests naming your environments as Development, Quality and Production, you can click on 'Edit' and change the name of the environment. This way you can for example rename from 'Quality Assurance' to 'Test'.

Be sure to register each environment only once. If you try to register the same environment twice, or have two different LifeTime installations managing the same environment, and error is displayed. Learn more about LifeTime Installation and Configuration.

Manage the Infrastructure

Environments are managed in the 'Infrastructure' tab.

On each registered environment there are the following links to the environment management console:

To add or remove environments proceed as follows:

See Also

Configure Security for an Infrastructure

Monitor Environments