Create a DNS record for the Validatar website so that Validatar can be accessed using something other than the web server name or IP Address (optional)
Database server (SQL Server or PostgreSQL)
SQL Server 2019 (no older than 2014)
SQL Server 2019 Express (no older than 2014) - only recommended for proof of concepts or trials
HDD: 50 GB
SQL Drive: allocate 50 GB total for the Validatar metadata data/log files
RAM: 16 GB
CPU: 2.0 GHz or faster
Create a new database named "Validatar"
Minimum security permissions for the Validatar Service Account
At least db_owner database role in the Validatar database
If using Windows Authentication instead of SQL Server authentication for connections created in Validatar to the databases you’re testing, your IT will need to create an Active Directory service account and provide the account credentials. That domain account should then be used when configuring the Validatar application pool in IIS during the install process.
SMTP credentials – used for password reset and other notification emails. If the SMTP settings are not known, check with your IT administrator or Network administrator for this information.
SSL Certificate - We encourage obtaining an SSL certificate from a certificate authority. Install the certificate on the web server to encrypt network traffic. After installing Validatar, use IIS to assign the certificate to the Validatar site. Find the steps to assign the certificate below.
Run the installer. If the user does not have the operating system administrator role, they will need to Run as Administrator.
Enter IIS application pool identity information – this will be the account that Validatar runs under. This must be a domain account if database connections use Windows authentication instead of SQL Server Authentication.
Enter IIS website information for the Validatar website. The port number should typically be 80 unless you already have another website listening on that port.
In IIS, verify that the default site is stopped and the Validatar website is running.
Are you running into issues? View common installation issues at the bottom of the page.
Assigning an SSL Certificate
Complete the following steps to assign an SSL certificate to the Validatar site to secure network traffic.
In the Connections tree, expand the server, then expand Sites.
Select the Validatar site.
In the Actions pane on the right, under Edit Site, select Bindings...
In the Site Bindings window, select the https binding, then click Edit.
In the SSL certificate drop-down, select your newly installed SSL certificate.
For New Installations
In a web browser, navigate to the Validatar URL
Select the database engine and enter the connection string to the Validatar database
Enter the information for the Validatar global administrator user
Click the “Complete Setup” button
Login using the credentials of the administrator user you just created
Activate your license
Navigate to Settings > Licenses
Select “Activate License”
Read the Validatar End-User License Agreement and select “I Agree”
Fill out the license information form.
Click the “Activate” button
Navigate to Settings > Configuration > SMTP
Enter required SMTP settings
Click the "Send Test Email" button to test out your changes
Click the "Save" button
Common Installation Issues
Installer rolls back and fails
Run the installer via command-line and produce a log file using the following steps:
Open the Command Prompt
Execute the following command, replacing “C:\tmp” to reflect where the installer is saved: