Doors.Web Installation

Doors.Web Installation

1.0 Introduction

This reference guide introduces you to Keri Systems' Doors.WEB™ web client. It explains the main features, functions and operation of the web client, plus pre-requisites for installation and the installation procedure itself. It can be very conveniently used on any device that has a web browser (PC, tablet or smart phone) and can operate over the internet or via a Local Area Network. Installation takes just a few minutes and you will find it very easy to setup and use. It provides you with the most commonly-used access control functions, such as adding, editing and removing cardholders (and credentials), or locking and unlocking any or all doors in your system and monitoring system events as they occur in real-time. Doors.WEB™ can be seamlessly combined with the standard Doors.NET software (subject to Doors.WEB™ being enabled on your license key). 

Installation is a very quick and easy process and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

2.0 Obtaining the Installation File

The Web Client installation is performed on the Doors.NET Application Server PC using an installation file that is downloaded from the website.

Note: You will need to register to the Kerisys website before you can login and download the installation file.

  1. In the upper-right corner of the homescreen, click the MEMBER LOGIN button.
  2. Enter your registered user name and password.
  3. Click Supporting Software.
  4. The Download Area will be located on the right.
  5. Click on Doors.WEB download.

  6. The file will download within a few seconds and will most likely be found in the 'Downloads' directory on the client PC.

3.0 Host PC Requirements

There are certain settings and hardware requirements that must be in place prior to installing Doors.WEB™.

2.1 Dependencies

• Doors.NET v5.2.0 (minimum revision)

• Microsoft .NET 4.5 Framework

• Microsoft Internet Information Services 8 (IIS8)

2.2 Recommendations

• Windows 10 or Server 2012 and above.

• Doors.Net App Server and IIS8 serving the Doors.WEB™ client pages should be on the same machine.

2.3 Computer/Server Requirements (for the Doors.NET host PC)

  1. Microprocessor - Intel Core2 Duo, 2.4 GHz or greater, 8 MB cache or greater.

  2. Memory - 4 GB or greater.

  3. Operating System Compatibility:
    - Windows 8
    - Windows 8.1
    - Windows 10
    - Server 2012

  4. Hard Drive - 500 GB or greater. 

4.0 The Database

Doors.NET software uses Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Express 2014 or higher. Before setting up Doors.WEB™Doors.NET you should verify that the standard Doors.NET installation is at the latest version (v5.1.0) at time of writing. 

5.0 Installation Procedure

IIS Security Concerns

  • Doors.WEB uses Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). IIS is a web server software package designed for Windows Server. Organizations commonly use Microsoft IIS servers to host websites, files, and other content on the web.
  • Microsoft IIS has vulnerabilities that can be used by bad agents to compromise your network infrastructure.
  • Before installing Doors.WEB, Keri recommends involving your IT department in reviewing and installing IIS as well as Doors.WEB to ensure IIS is installed with the correct level of security.
  • When using IIS, it is critical to ensure you keep your system up to date with all Microsoft OS security updates.

Run the Doors.WEB Installer

  1. Right-click the installation executable and select 'Run as administrator'. 

  2. The installation wizard will initialize.

  3. Click NEXT on the welcome screen.

  4. Click NEXT on the ready to install screen.

  5. Installation will begin. Doors.WEB™ uses Internet Information Services and so the installer will automatically enable IIS if it is off. It will then install the various required IIS tools, features, services and settings.

  6. Installation should take no longer than a few minutes.
  7. Once installation is complete you should see that Doors.WEB™ has been installed successfully (1) and you will be prompted to run Doors.WEB™ (2).

  8. Leave Run Doors.WEB™ now selected and click FINISH. 
  9. A browser window will open and the URL will be localhost:8080.
  10. You should see the Doors.WEB™ home page.

  11. Any other workstation which can communicate to the host PC will now also be able to access the web client via a browser (using the host workstation's IP address and port 8080).

6.0 Licensing

Connecting using the Doors.WEB™ client is not included in the standard Doors.NET software bundle. Therefore the feature must be purchased and enabled on the Doors.NET Application Server PC.

6.1 Check the Web Browser Client is Enabled

  1. On the Doors.NET Application Server PC click on the Windows Start menu.
  2. Go to All Apps/All Programs.
  3. Locate the Doors.NET file group.
  4. Click on License Manager. 

  5. The License Manager window will open.
  6. Click the License tab on the right of the window.

  7. A list of all the licensed features and components will be displayed.
  8. Scroll to the bottom of the list of Capacities and locate Web Browser Clients.
  9. Ensure Web Browser Clients is not set at zero. 
  10. If it is showing zero then you will need to contact Keri Systems inside sales (ensure you have the first 5 characters of your license key to hand) - this is displayed at the bottom of the license window.

6.2 Activating Doors.WEB Client Online

If you have an active, unrestricted internet connection and you have just purchased the Web Client feature then activating the feature on your license key is a very quick and simple process.

  1. Open the License Manager (via Windows Start menu>> All Apps/All Programs >> Doors.NET >> License Manager).
  2. Click Application Server on the list of installed services on the left. 

  3. Click on the License tab (on the right).

  4. At the bottom of the license window click the ACTIVATE button.

  5. Within a few seconds you should see the following notification.

  6. You will then be prompted to restart the Application Server Windows service.
  7. The feature will now be enabled.

6.3 Activating Doors.WEB™ Client Offline

If there is no active internet connection on the host PC, or if the connection is being blocked by a firewall or security setting you can still activate the Doors.WEB™ feature by e-mailing the license file to Keri. This process will typically take 1 business day to complete.
  1. Open the License Manager (via Windows Start menu>> All Apps/All Programs >> Doors.NET >> License Manager).
  2. Click Application Server on the list of installed services on the left.
  3. Click on the License tab on the right.
  4. At the bottom of the license manager window place a check mark in Offline Registration.

  5. Click the ACTIVATE button.

  6. You should see a notification stating where on the host PC you can find the offline license file and the email address to send it to. 

  7. Email a copy of this file to for US customers, or to for customer in the UK and outside of the US.

  8. In your e-mail you should also include the following information:
    - Your name
    - Your company name
    - The name of the site
    - Your order reference number

  9. Close the License Manager Window.
  10. Within 1 business day you will receive your activated license file as an e-mail attachment, it will be renamed ApplicationServerLicense.dlsc.
  11. Copy the received ApplicationServerLicense.dlsc file into the C:\Keri\DoorsNET\ directory (overwriting any existing file with the same name). 
  12. Restart the Application Server Windows service.
  13. You will now be able to connect to the system using Doors.WEB™.

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