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Connect to Your Site Using Dreamweaver

HDM Admin - Thursday, August 06, 2015

Note: the steps detailed below apply to Dreamweaver version above 2014.1.1. To find out your Dreamweaver version go to Help -> About Dreamweaver

Setting Up Your Connection

Warning: When entering your username do not forget to add /dw at the end, this is detailed in the Username section (Section 4).

1. go to Site -> New Site... to create a new connection. Alternatively you can also import a Dreamweaver site settings file rather than configuring the connection settings again. Take a look at the Import and export Dreamweaver site settings article for more info on this procedure.

2. Choose a name and a location on the disk where the site's assets will be stored



3. Select the Servers tab and configure the connection to the site and click the plus sign:



4. Configure the connection settings
  • Server Name: the name of the connection (this can be anything)
  • Connect using: Choose SFTP. After selecting SFTP from the drop down the Port number will change automatically to 22
  • SFTP Address: this needs to be your site's URL. You can either use your own domain name or one of the system URLs - *.businesscatalyst.com or *.worldsecuresystems.com
  • Authentication: Username and Password - should be already checked - do not change this setting
  • Username: this bit is very important. The username should contain both the site URL you are connecting to and the email address you are logging into the HDM Admin console with. For example: sitename.com/myusername@mydomain.com/dw (it should not start with http://) 
    The /dw bit at the end is extremely important. So assuming your site name is sitename.com and the username you use to login into HDM Admin Console is john-doe@mydomain.com the username will become sitename.com/john-doe@mydomain.com/dw  
  • Password: this is the same password you use to login into the HDM Admin Console


5. Click Test to confirm the data is correct. You should get this confirmation message:



6. Click Save - the configuration is now complete and you can connect to your site.

Note: it has been signaled that at times DW will fail to connect to your site even when you're absolutely sure that the username / password combination used is correct. This can occur because the authentication through CC's application fails without warning. The resolution for this case is to close DW, then sign out from your CC application, then restart the CC application and log back in. Signing in through DW should now work when you retry.

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