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Bugs and Issues / Re: Removing a MDG
« on: August 08, 2022, 06:48:28 am »
Perfect, thanks

Bugs and Issues / Removing a MDG
« on: July 29, 2022, 11:44:55 am »
We have a homegrown MDG.

When I came to update it (under  Specialize > Technologies > Manage Tech [15.2]) the Remove button is greyed out after I select the MDG.

The only think that I can see as different is that it shows
Location: ...MDG.xml (in AppData)

Any idea how I can remove this?

Bugs and Issues / Re: Roadmaps in Diagram frames
« on: June 28, 2022, 10:42:45 am »
Thanks for the clear steps which helped us to reproduce the issue.
This should be addressed in a future build of EA.
Issue ID: 22051957

General Board / Identifying Custom Stereotypes
« on: June 27, 2022, 01:24:35 pm »
Its it possible to determine (e.g. from UMLTypes > Stereotypes) which are 'custom stereotypes' and which are default (OOTB) stereotypes?

thanks in advance

And Sparx Support resupplied me with this

Here is a reply back from the developers:
The legacy keystore had a number of authentication options available, one of which was a simple password (which could be blank) that was used for both administration of the service and for retrieving a license.
 Within PCS we have both simplified this and made it more powerful and secure. Now there is one system that allows specifying multiple groups, but those groups can also be bound to an active directory group or OpenID group. Using a linked group would be the only way to prevent a user from needing a group and password, as EA and PCS will determine which groups the user is part of and therefore what entitlements they have automatically.

I had a look at these groups but it got too hard, as we didn't have an AD group for all users

Yes, I came across this and mentioned it obliquely here.
We simply publish the user id and password on our wiki, since obtaining a floating licence does not give you access to the repositories, and we encourage use of the tool.

I did report it to support as follows

1/4/21 7:20 am
is it possible to enable access to the Pro Cloud Server Keystore without requiring either a user id and password?
[image of EA's Shared Keystore Selection dialogue showing User Name and Password fields]

If a user id is mandatory is it possible to not require a password?

Sparx: 1/4/21 7:20 am
Note that the image is for the Keystore. We do recommend that you keep a userid password for this.

6/4/21 5:53 am
My question was about the key server component of PCS (as shown in the image). The old keystore manager did not require a password.
In spite of Sparx recommendation I do not want users to have to supply a user id or password to access the PCS keystore server.
As you note the model security is applied and this is sufficient for our organisation

6/4/21 11:18 am
Let me just say this is unnecessary complexity that it should be possible to opt out of via configuration. Please submit a feature request
Please supply an option where the PCS keystore service can be configured to not require a user id or password when accesses from Sparx EA client

Sparx: 7/4/21
Given it is the EA's setting to request a license I have passed this on for further review as issue: 21047404.
We will get back to you.

In Sparx EA I configured a fixed user (whose name conveniently was 'View Only') to have read only rights, and no password.
In WebEA I specified that user for any access to the model using that model number.
So no bypassing the model, just leveraging the security model for the desired outcome.

Bugs and Issues / Re: Roadmaps in Diagram frames
« on: June 07, 2022, 06:47:43 am »

We created two paths into the model from WebEA

One provides read only access using a behind the scenes userid (with no password)
The other provides access using AD integration

Configure WebEA models - via Web Browser | Enterprise Architect User Guide (

Bugs and Issues / Roadmaps in Diagram frames
« on: June 03, 2022, 08:55:09 am »
EA 15.2
I added the diagram frame of a roadmap to a diagram.

The roadmap timeline leaked (jumped) out of the frame onto the underlying diagram, even though in the underlying diagram the roadmap options are not enabled.

Adding a second roadmap diagram frame adds to the confusion.

Can anyone verify this, and confirm if it also happends in 16?

Roadmap Diagrams | Enterprise Architect User Guide (

Anyone know if it is possible, and how, to disable  the "Units: ..." in the title line?

PCS General Board / PCS v5 recommended PHP version?
« on: May 03, 2022, 01:52:01 pm »
What is the recommended PHP version for PCS v5?

Its a feature, apply padding through the use of styles.
I have enough problems with diagrams without unwanted white space being applied to them out of my control.

Suggestions and Requests / Virtual connector ends
« on: April 12, 2022, 07:48:20 am »
Remember Virtual Connector Ends - Represent One Element Several Times on a Diagram | Enterprise Architect User Guide (

I actually had a use for this!

But, as is always the case, it could be improved - or maybe version 16 has made some inprovements to diagrams (rotfl)

  • the only line style that works with them is "Custom line" - please add all the other line styles, or at least Orthogonal line styles
  • applying a line style change to all connectors of the same type can make your conenction redraw to the orginal entity (this was mildly surprising)
  • formatting cannot be applied to the virtual end (this is a real omission), neither size, fill, font etc
I suppose I should submit these as an enhancement ...
but I see there were a number of submissions back in 2017 ...
e.g. [size=78%]Virtualized Connector End - No resizing ([/size]
Resize a virtualized connector (

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