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Prepare for using MTA for the first time

Purpose

This document describes step by step which actions need to be performed whenever MTA is going to be used for the first time.

This can be useful to prepare for a first time implementation, a deep dive, or an on-premise implementation.

1. Import the MTA Plugin module

For each Mendix App to be tested in MTA, this action needs to be performed.

Follow the steps described here to complete this action.

2. Create an MTA Plugin User

For each individual environment and for each Mendix App to be tested in MTA, this action needs to be performed.

Open the environment that is going to be used as Test application, and login with a user role that has Create rights on Account (like an Administrator). Create a local user (not a web service user) with only the role 'MTAPluginUser'. Give the user a name, and note the Username and Password for later.

3. Enable microflow testing for page calls

For each Mendix App to be tested in MTA, this action needs to be performed.

Follow the steps described here to complete this action.

4. Create an API key for your Mendix account

This action needs to be performed by each Mendix developer who wishes to test their Mendix Apps in MTA.

An API key needs to be created to make communication possible with MTA and the Mendix platform. Make sure to store the API key in a password manager after creation. Follow the steps described on the Mendix documentation site to complete this action: https://docs.mendix.com/developerportal/community-tools/mendix-profile/#api-key

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Last updated 27 may 2022