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  1. On the machine where you installed the controller, open a browser window, and enter either the regular or secure (https) url:
    valid. Where <host_machine> is the name or IP address of the machine. The PK Protect login screen is displayed.

  2. Enter the Super User name and password that you created when you installed the controller, then click Login. The PK Protect main screen is displayed. If PK Protect is not displayed, verify the following:

    1. The metadata repository is active.

    2. The Apache Tomcat server is active.

  3. Test your connection to your databases. Choose DBMS > Connection Manager.

  4. Click the New Connection tab, the New Connection page is displayed. Enter the appropriate information. For details, see the User Guide.

  5. In the New Connection page, select the IDP from the dropdown. For database discovery, select the Discover IDP type. For database masking, select the Masker IDP type.

  6. Define a connection to one of the databases you plan to scan or mask. Select the database type you want to connect to under Connection Type.

  7. Enter a descriptive Connection Name.

  8. Enter a valid Username and Password that PK Protect can use to connect to the Database server. Supply the remaining database-specific connection information as shown in this example.

    Most databases require you to enter a database name, port number, and IP Address or host name, but different databases may have slightly different requirements.

  9. When you have entered the necessary information, click Test Connection. A pop-up message relays the results. A successful connection indicates that the installation is working as expected. To save the connection for future use, click Save.

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