With release 1.9.1, pilot and free trial participants can auto-configure ThingWorx Studio to make it easier to get up and running quickly. The auto-configure process does the following:
Configures the sample projects included with your ThingWorx Studio installation so that when you publish those projects they are published to your experience service and can be viewed in ThingWorx View using one of your ThingMarks
Retrieves the Experience Service (ES) URL - can find at Project -> Configuration -> Info section. We are no longer sending the ES url through welcome email.
Downloads your ThingMarks and makes them available on the My ThingMarks page inside ThingWorx Studio so that you can view your ThingMarks and print them out
In order to complete the auto-configuration process, users are first required to authenticate using their PTC Account credentials. For participants in the ThingWorx Studio FreeTrial, this does not introduce any confusion since they use their PTC Account credentials for everything: accessing the Studio Portal, publishing experiences from ThingWorx Studio, downloading experiences to ThingWorx View and working in ThingWorx Composer.
However, for participants in the ThingWorx Studio Pilot Program, this may introduce some confusion. Unlike free trial participants, pilot participants have two sets of credentials:
PTC Account credentials used to access the Studio Portal and Auto-Configure ThingWorx Studio
Experience Service credentials provided in their Pilot Program Welcome Email that are used to publish experiences from ThingWorx Studio, view experiences in ThingWorx View and access ThingWorx Composer
The auto-configuration process requires users to authenticate using their PTC Account credentials. Since the auto-configuration process occurs inside ThingWorx Studio and pilot participants do not normally use their PTC Account credentials inside ThingWorx Studio, this may cause some confusion.
The users that received access to an experience service instance before February 17, 2017 is a participant in the pilot program
Any user that received access to an experience service on or after February 17, 2017 is a participant in the free trial.