Getting Started with Iguana

Welcome to the iNTERFACEWARE Iguana Integration Engine! Learning a new application can be difficult. Here at iNTERFACEWARE we always do our best to make learning Iguana as easy as possible. To help you with getting started we provide high quality documentation, training and support.

Iguana Getting Started

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Getting Started with Iguana

Getting started is easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Install Iguana:

    If you haven’t installed Iguana yet, please head over to our website to download a free (fully-functional) trial, then follow the install instructions in the installation section.

  2. Take our Iguana First Steps course:

    Once you have Iguana set up and running, the best place to start learning is our Iguana First Steps training course. In just 30 minutes you’ll learn about Iguana’s core features by building and deploying your first interface. You will need to register for the Training Center before you can take the course — but it only take a few moments.

  3. Check out the Using the Knowledge Base page:

    This page gives a quick overview of how to find stuff by using: Search and Menus, etc.

  4. Explore on your own:

    Once you have finished the the first steps course, or if you’d rather just explore on your own, you can look at the following sections.

Iguana Version 6.1 Release

We have introduced several important new features in iguana 6.1. The most important change is the new Log Encryption feature which greatly increases the security of Iguana Logs for Enterprise Systems.

  1. Welcome to Iguana 6.1:

    Introducing Iguana 6.1 the fastest most robust and secure Iguana ever. This page reviews the changes made and explains the key things you need to take into account when upgrading.

  2. Log Encryption: Only available with Enterprise and Professional licenses.

    This feature uses an encryption key to encrypt log files for increased security. As a result we need to store the log encryption key securely, we do this by using an “encryption locker” file. You can only unlock this file with a password chosen by the user. Alternatively you can enable the auto-unlock feature so Iguana will unlock the locker file automatically.

  3. Restore deleted channels:

    Restore previously deleted channels from a list of “Channel Deletion Events”. Inspect channel files before restoring to ensure you restore the desired version. If you deleted multiple channels as a group, then you can only restore them as a group.

  4. Force channel stop:

    Force a channel to stop immediately. This is useful when you cannot stop a channel, because it is stuck forever in the “yellow light” (waiting) state. When you force a channel to stop you can then restart it immediately.

  5. Remote Iguana Controllers:

    We have increased security in Iguana 6.1 by requiring permission for a server to display (or frame) the UI from a remote server in the Dashboard. You must grant Controller permission from a remote Iguana Server to any local “controller” servers. After you grant permission your local Controller server can display remote server UI windows (earlier versions do not require permission).

  6. Repository Package Versioning:

    Versioned repository packaging allows multiple versions of Iguana to share the same Git repository. Individual instances can only view or import channels that their version supports, or earlier versions. We introduced this feature in Iguana version 6.1 to handle changes made to the structure for Iguana projects and channel configuration files.

  7. SSL security defaults upgraded:

    We have upgraded Iguana’s default SSL settings to improve security. The upgraded settings provide optimal security, while still allowing for some backwards compatibility.

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