Fishbowl Anywhere

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Icon.Fishbowl Anywhere.png The Fishbowl Anywhere module, located in the Setup group, is an add-on module that can be installed from the Small.Plugin.png Plugin module. After configuring the plugin, any web browser can be used as a Fishbowl Client, even if Fishbowl isn't installed on the computer. It's also possible to connect from any smartphone or tablet, although screen size may cause some limitations.

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Fishbowl Anywhere.png

Install
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  1. In any Fishbowl Client, open the Small.Plugin.png Plugin module, located in the Integrations module group.
  2. Select the plugin and click Install Now.
  3. Completely close all Fishbowl Clients.
  4. Exit the Fishbowl Server by right-clicking the Fishbowl Server tray icon and selecting Exit.
  5. After re-opening the Fishbowl Server, the admin user can access the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module from any Fishbowl Client by opening the Setup module group.
  6. To grant access to additional users, open the Small.User Group.png User Group module and assign the Fishbowl Anywhere-View right to the appropriate groups as explained here.

Setup
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Fishbowl Anywhere Setup.png
The Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module is simply used to configure the Fishbowl web server. After completing the setup, users will be able to use a web browser to connect to the Fishbowl Server.
  1. Open a Fishbowl Client, preferably on a computer other than the Fishbowl Server. If the link begins with localhost, it will only work from the server computer. Instead use the name or IP address of the Fishbowl Server. For more information, see address.
  2. Open the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module, located in the Setup module group.
  3. Select the Checked.png Enable Fishbowl Anywhere checkbox.
  4. Enter a portal password and confirm the password.
  5. Click the Save Button.png Save button
  6. Right-click the Fishbowl Server tray icon and select Exit. Then restart the Fishbowl Server.

Client Memory

The server computer handles most of processing and memory needed for each Fishbowl Anywhere client. Each time a user connects from a browser, more resources will be used on the server computer. The Client Memory setting controls how much server memory is allocated to each client. 512 MB is the recommended setting in the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module. If many users are utilizing Fishbowl Anywhere simultaneously, it may be necessary to add more memory to the server computer.

Login
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Any web browser can now be used as a Fishbowl Client to connect to the Fishbowl Server. To access Fishbowl from outside the local network requires additional configuration.

  1. Click the link at the top of the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module, or enter the address into any web browser. If the link begins with localhost, it will only work from the server computer. Instead use the name or IP address of the Fishbowl Server. For more information, see address.
  2. Enter fishbowl as the user name and the portal password selected during setup. The password will be fishbowl until a new password is created. Click Sign in.
    Fishbowl Anywhere Portal Login.png
  3. Select the Fishbowl Client or Checkout.
    Fishbowl Anywhere Select Application.png
  4. Enter the credentials of any Fishbowl user and then click Login.
    Fishbowl Anywhere Client Login.png

Tips
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Server address
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Login dialog.png
The link at the top of the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module is created using the Server Address field from the login dialog. Any address that contains localhost will only work from the server computer. Instead, use the IP address of the Fishbowl Server computer. This can be found by using the link from the Small.Fishbowl Anywhere.png Fishbowl Anywhere module of a computer other than the Fishbowl server, or by clicking the Search Icon Button.png Find Fishbowl Servers button in the client login dialog.

These example URLs must be modified to match the actual Fishbowl Server address. The default HTTP port is 28182 and the default HTTPS port is 28282.

Some iOS devices may not be able to connect to Fishbowl Anywhere when using HTTPS.

Troubleshooting

Release Notes

Released on 10/13/2016

  • Resolution: the password is being saved correctly again.
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