Getting Started

If you are new to powerFLC, topics in this section will help you quickly start getting the best of the product:

Before you are able to use your Fusion Lifecycle tenant you have to make sure that the tenant is configured as described below.

Configuration in Fusion Lifecycle

Whitelisting the Forge App

Fusion Lifecycle has to be configured to allow communication with your Forge App.

Create an App

If you don’t already have a Forge App, please create an App for powerFLC in your Forge portal.

In order to allow connecting powerFLC via your registered apps credentials, Fusion Lifecycle needs to know and allow them.
This can be done with following steps:

  1. Open the My Apps section of your Forge app and copy the Client ID of your app

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  2. Navigate to your Fusion Lifecycle Site and click on Administration → System ConfigurationGeneral Settings

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  3. Go to the section Security Settings and add the Client ID to the Whitelist

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  4. Change the setting “Allow multiple concurrent sessions with the same User ID” to Yes.

  5. Press Save

Workspace Behaviors

It is recommended to disable scripts that are executed automatically on specific operations in the required Workspaces. Otherwise it might lead to errors when executing the configured workflows.
This can be done with following steps:

  1. Navigate to your Fusi on Lifecycle Site and click on AdministrationWorkspace Manager

  2. Go to each required Workspace and click on Behaviors

  3. Clear the setting “Scripts to run at item creation”.

  4. Press Save

Security Settings

The user configured to perform the requests on Fusion Lifecycle has to be active in the system.
In order to perform the required operations for the items in the given Workspaces, the user needs the according Workspace permissions.
Therefore grant the required read/write permissions for all the required Workspaces by adding your users to the according Groups and Roles.

Attachments

The Fusion Lifecycle workspaces must be configured to allow the user to work with items in the Attachments Tab by assigning the permissions View Attachments, Download Attachments , Add Attachments and Edit Attachments .

Note: Required by Add-FLCAttachment, Save-FLCAttachment and Get-FLCItemAssociations when using -Attachments parameter..

Bill of Materials

Relationships to workspaces which contain the according BOM line items must be configured for the Bill of Materials Tab: Administration→Workspace Manager→[Workspace]→Workspace Relationships.

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Additionally the required Fusion Lifecycle workspaces must be configured to allow the user to work with items in this Tab by assigning the permissions View BOM, Add to BOM, Edit BOM and Delete from BOM.

Note: Required for the Transfer Item BOMs workflow and all BOM cmdlets

Linked Items / Affected Items

The workspaces must be configured to allow relationships to the Affected Items Tab (In non-revisioning workspaces the tab serves as Linked Items tab).
They can be configured via: Administration→Workspace Manager→[Workspace]→Workspace Relationships.

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Additionally the user must have the permission to View Managed Items for the according workspaces.

Note: Required for the Change-Management workflow, by Get-FLCItemAssociations and the update-flcitem -AffectedItems parameter.