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Connect to the Pentaho Repository


Explains how to enter licenses and how to connect to the Pentaho Repository.

You must also use Spoon to set up each workstation.

Start Spoon

  1. Start the DI server.
  2. Navigate to the folder where you have installed Pentaho Data Integration; for example ...\pentaho\design-tools\data-integration.
  3. Launch Spoon in the best way for your operating system.
    1. For Windows: double-click Spoon.bat.
    2. For Linux: double-click
    3. For Macintosh: go to .../pdi-ee/data-integration and double click on the Data Integration 64-bit icon depending on your system.
    The Pentaho License Manager dialog appears. You must enter licenses.

Enter Licenses

You must start Spoon before adding licenses.
  1. Copy your license files to a convenient location.
  2. Log into Spoon. The Pentaho License Manager dialog appears.
  3. From within the Pentaho License Manager, click on the Add button.
  4. Select the license keys.  You can install more than one at a time.  A green check appears in the Status column to show that the license keys installed correctly.
  5. Click Close to close the dialog box.
  6. Close any windows that appear and restart Spoon so that the license key will take effect.

Connect to the Pentaho Repository

The Pentaho Repository provides you a place to centrally store ETL jobs and transformations. You may choose to set up common connections for your users now or you can close the dialog box and allow your users to connect to the Pentaho Repository themselves.

  1. Start Spoon.
  2. Select Tools > Repository > Connect.
  3. In the Repository Connection dialog box, click the Add button.
  4. Select Pentaho Repository (Recommended) and click OK. The Repository Configuration dialog box appears.
  5. Keep the default URL, which is http://localhost:9080/pentaho-di.
  6. Click Test to ensure your connection is properly configured. If you get an error, make sure you have started the DI Server.
  7. Click OK to exit the Success dialog box.
  8. Enter an ID and Name for your repository.
  9. Click OK to exit the Repository Configuration dialog box. Your new connection appears in the list of available repositories.
  10. Log on to the Pentaho Repository by entering the following credentials: user name = admin, password = password. If you have changed the credentials, then those are the credentials you must use.

If you want the Repository Connection window to automatically appear when Spoon starts, go to Tools > Options and click Show repository dialog at startup.