Success Path
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Ensure Proper Infrastructure

Verify your IT infrastructure is equipped to support Vuforia Studio.

Determine development environments

We recommend establishing multiple server environments to build, test, and publish AR experiences. Among other benefits, maintaining multiple environments prevents employees from accessing AR experiences that are not ready to use.

Typically, you’ll have 2-3 environments:

  1. Development: The server where you develop AR experiences. If you’ve begun development, this environment is already set up.
  2. QA/test: The server where you test AR experiences before deployment.
  3. Production: The server where you make AR experiences available to use.

Determine which environments your organization needs. This step differs, depending on whether you’re deploying Vuforia Studio via PTC-hosted cloud or on premises.

If your organization elected to deploy Vuforia Studio via cloud, you’ve already purchased additional environments. PTC sends a software order fulfillment email after your software purchase is complete. This email contains information about how to access the environments you purchased. The passwords to access your environments may arrive in a separate email. If you can’t find this information, contact PTC technical support.

If your organization requires an on-premises installation (on your organization’s in-house servers), additional configuration is necessary. Your IT team will help you establish the necessary server environments for development, QA, and production. For guidance, see the Installing and Deploying Vuforia Experience Service guide.

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Decide identity management strategy (On-premises only)

This task pertains to organizations deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises. If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio via Cloud, single sign-on is not available. Single sign-on will be available to PTC-hosted Cloud customers in the future.

Determine whether your organization will use single sign-on for your AR experiences. Single sign-on is available for on-premises deployments only. This feature allows end users to access Vuforia Studio and Vuforia View using their organization’s existing credentials—no need to create a unique username and password.

Extensive configuration is required to implement single sign-on. Consult your IT department and review the technical documentation prior to configuring and implementing it. See the “Prepare for Single Sign-On” chapter of the Installing and Deploying an Experience Service guide.

Vuforia Studio will continue to support basic authentication for customers who do not require single sign-on.

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Identify infrastructure changes (on-premises only)

This task is required for organizations deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises. If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio via Cloud, this task is not necessary.

If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises, changes to your organization’s infrastructure may be required. For more information, see the “Introduction to Experience Service” and “Plan Your Deployment” chapters of the Installing and Deploying Vuforia Experience Service guide.

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Obtain hardware (on-premises only)

This task is required for organizations deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises. If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio via Cloud, this task is not necessary.

If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises, server(s) are required to run the Experience Service and ThingWorx. For more information, see the “Experience Service Requirements” chapter of the Installing and Deploying Vuforia Experience Service guide.

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Set up infrastructure (on-premises only)

This task is required for organizations deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises. If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio via Cloud, this task is not necessary.

If you’re deploying Vuforia Studio on-premises, you must first install and configure ThingWorx, and then install and deploy the Experience Service.

To install the Experience Service, you’ll need the following:

  • A deployment plan
  • Required hardware and software, and supported operating system
  • The correct Experience Service installer
  • The base URL for the ThingWorx server you will be using
  • Postgres connection information if using Postgres
  • Files with TLS private key and public certificate (if using HTTPS)

Before you begin installing your Experience Service, we recommend you read the Installing and Deploying Vuforia Experience Service guide.

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How PTC can help

In addition to the recommended resources named above, PTC offers Success Services that fit seamlessly into your Success Path, making it even easier to reach your desired business outcome.

Rapid Outcome
Configure SSO for Vuforia Studio
Have SSO configured for Vuforia Studio and documented by a PTC expert

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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Product Documentation

Find step-by-step instructions and information about using Vuforia Studio and Vuforia View in the Help Center.

Ask the Community

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