This article explains how to create an account, download Altia Launcher, and use the administrative features of the Altia Cloud Website.
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If you have joined a company that uses Altia or your company has purchased Altia products, your company's designated Altia Account Administrator can invite new users to the cloud site, where they can download the Altia Launcher desktop application.
Altia products are delivered through the Altia Launcher application. The Altia Launcher connects with the Altia Cloud and automatically downloads and installs a user’s licensed software.
Creating an Account on the Cloud Website
Once you have gained access from your company’s Altia Account Administrator, you should receive an email with the Subject Line, [Account Administrator] has invited you to join Altia, prompting you to create an account on Altia’s cloud website: https://app.altia.com/
NOTE: If you have not received an invite email, contact your company’s Altia Account Administrator.
- Select the Create Account link in the email inviting you to join Altia.
- On the account creation page, enter your information in the fields and click
Next, Altia Cloud messages the phone number you entered with a six-digit code for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
- Enter the code from the text message you received into the MFA Code field on the cloud website and click SUBMIT.
The website opens to your Dashboard page.
Now that you have an account, you can view all the Products, Templates, and Licenses you have access to, as well as any code generation Activities you or your team have initiated. Refer to Viewing Information on the Cloud Website later in this article for descriptions of each sub-page.
If you are an Account Administrator for the Altia cloud website, you can also invite other users. Refer to Managing your Organization's Altia Cloud Users later in this article.
To change your profile settings, click the Profile button in the left side navigation panel.
The Profile Information page allows you to change the following:
- The First Name and Last Name associated with the profile
- The Default Rows per Page shown on the Products, Templates, Licenses, and Activities pages
- The Phone Number used for Multi-Factor Authentication of your user account
- The type of Multi-Factor Authentication used to verify your identify: SMS (Text) message to a phone number or an Authenticator application on a smart phone
- Your Altia Cloud account Password
NOTE: You cannot change the Email address associated with the user account. You must create a new account to use a different email.
Click the CHANGE PASSWORD button at the bottom left of the page to change the password for the user account.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
By default, the cloud website text messages the phone number entered when a user creates an account to authenticate the account.
To enable authenticator MFA, select Authenticator Two Factor Authentication on the cloud Profile Information page, and then, using a smart phone, scan the provided QR code into an authenticator app of your choice.
Downloading and Installing Altia Launcher
The Altia Launcher desktop application manages your licensed products and saved Project assets. Most users will interact with their Altia software using the launcher and will not need to visit the Cloud Website much after downloading the desktop app.
Download Altia Launcher by selecting the cloud icon in the website header.
- From the cloud website's Dashboard page (shown above), select the Altia Launcher link in the middle of the page, or select the cloud icon at the top right corner of any page.
When prompted, click DOWNLOAD.
Save the altialauncher.msi file to your computer.
Open the file to begin installation with the Setup Wizard.
Click Next to accept the License Agreement and move through the Setup Wizard screens.
Click Install to finish.
Open the newly installed Altia Launcher application.
On the Launcher’s sign-in screen, fill in the Username (your email address) and Password as they were entered on the Altia Cloud website, and click Sign in.
For more information about Altia Launcher, refer to the Altia Launcher User’s Guide, available from the Altia Launcher Start Menu folder on your PC, or the Altia Launcher knowledge base article.
Viewing Information on the Cloud Website
The Altia Cloud website (https://app.altia.com) contains information about the Products, Templates, and Licenses available to you, as well as any code generation Activities in the Altia Cloud. These pages are informational only. You cannot download your products, templates, or licenses directly from the website.
The Dashboard landing page displays summary boxes with the number of each item. Click on the summary boxes, or the corresponding links in the left sidebar, to view details.
Note that the Account link and name in the left sidebar only appears for users who are set as Account Administrators for your organization. Refer to Managing your Organization's Altia Cloud Users later in this article for an explanation of account administration.
On each of the webpages described below (Products, Templates, Licenses, and Activities), you can click on the column headers to re-sort the list by the column characteristic.
The Products page displays names, descriptions, and version numbers for each product you (or your company) owns.
The Templates page displays your available templates. Templates are a preconfigured set of products used to start a project for your purchased target platform.
The Licenses page shows each license type available to your organization. If your company uses Floating Licenses, this page also shows the number of Seats you have in total, In Use, and Available. If you do not use Floating Licenses, dashes are displayed instead of seat numbers, as shown below.
Click on the icon to the right of one of the active licenses to view Checked Out License details.
The Activities page shows in-progress and completed code generation processes in Altia's cloud. This Activities page on the cloud website corresponds to the Activities screen in the Altia Launcher, shown below.
Managing your Organization's Altia Cloud Users
Cloud website users with Account Administrator status are able to access and view the Account Information page and invite new users to your organization's Altia cloud space.
Access the Account Information page by selecting the Account button in the left sidebar, as shown below.
NOTE: If the Account button and name does not appear in the left sidebar, your user account is not designated as an Account Administrator.
To change the Account Name for your Altia Cloud account, simply type a new name into the Account Name field at the top of the page.
The rest of the top portion of the Account Information allows you to enter the contact information for your organization.
The bottom of the Account Information page shows the number of user accounts your organization can assign and allows you to invite new users.
To add users to your Altia Cloud account:
- Click the INVITE USER button at the bottom right of the Account Information screen (above).
- In the Invite User dialog, enter the email address for the user you want to add.
- If you want the new user to have admin and invite privileges, select the Administrator checkbox.
- Click INVITE.
An invitation email is sent to the email address you entered. Once new users have accepted the invitation and created an account, their names will appear next to their email address in the Users list.
To make another current user an Administrator, first, select the checkbox next to the user's email. The options shown in the image below, REMOVE USER and TOGGLE ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATOR, appear under the Users list once one or more checkboxes are selected.
Click the TOGGLE ACCOUNT ADMINISTRATOR button to make a regular user an Administrator or to remove Administrator status from a user who already has it.
To remove a user, select the checkbox next to the user's email, and click the REMOVE USER button that appears below the Users list.