This article describes how to log in to a SystemWeaver server using a client application. 


  • An installation of a SystemWeaver client
  • An activated SystemWeaver user account

The following information is required for login:

Server: Enter the address to the SystemWeaver server. Your swExplorer client might be configured to use a specific server. In that case, a server (and Port) will be pre-populated. Otherwise, refer to your local user information (which might be found in the swExplorer Home Page pane) or contact your SystemWeaver administrator to get the correct server information. If you are working against several servers, there is a drop-down for your convenience that will list all servers you have previously logged in to. 

Tip: To clear server entries that are no longer used from your Server drop-down list, simply select the one you want to delete and press Delete on your keyboard.

Port: Enter the port used by the SystemWeaver server.

Password or Network Authentication

The swExplorer and swArchitect clients provide users with the option to log in using a unique username and a password, or their Active Directory credentials. 

Password Authentication

Login: Enter your login name. Your login and password should have been given to you by your organization.

Password: Enter your password here. If you used the Login as ... option the last time you logged in, the Login box will be hidden. Click the More/Less button to see the box.

Each time you log in to swExplorer, the server, port and username are remembered for future use.

Network Authentication

Login as ...: If your organization is using Windows network login accounts for authentication, you simply need to click this button to log in instead of entering a login name and password. If allowed by your organization, you can also use password authentication if a password has been set up in SystemWeaver. Contact your local IT support for further information.

If you would like to use your network authentication within another user's Windows session, hold down the Shift key and right-click on the client application/shortcut. Select Run as other user. You can then enter your Windows credentials to log in to SystemWeaver.

Logging in for the First Time

The first time that you log in, you have to specify which server to log in to along with your login name and password.

  1. Open the swExplorer client.

  2. Click on the More button.
  3. Enter the Server and Port information given to you by your Administrator.
  4. Enter your username in the Login field. 
  5. Enter your password in the Password field. 
  6. Click Login.

You are now logged into the server. The next time you log in, you will only need to enter your password.

Unable to Log in? 

If your client cannot connect to the server, see Troubleshooting the swExplorer.

Logging in to a New Session

Each time you log out of SystemWeaver, your session will remain stored so that the next time that you log in, you can resume working in the same place where you left off. All active pages will remain open as you left them. If, for any reason, you want to start fresh without any pre-loaded tabs and pages, check the New session box when logging in.

This option may be desired especially if you were working in a large model or project the last time you were logged in since it may take a while for the swExplorer to load a large stored page. If you feel that you just want to get in as soon as possible, New session can be a good alternative. Remember that there is a favorites concept which allows you to store direct links to your most used data, sparing you the work of having to launch the search functionality to get started.

Using Proxy

If your SystemWeaver server is located outside of your network, you can use the Use proxy option to connect through a network proxy. 

Ask your network administer for the information you need to supply for the proxy connection.

Two alternative proxy protocols are supported:

  • SOCKS (preferred alternative)

In case the proxy requires username/password authentication, you'll need to enter this information into the Proxy Login and Proxy Password fields. The username and password is often your Windows domain login.