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Appian Administration

Appian is a robust process automation platform that includes all of the tools needed by system administrators. Whether you are using Appian in a cloud or self-managed environment, you will need to understand how Appian works and what you can do to set up and maintain your Appian installation.

This information is collected in categories so you can quickly find the information needed for your task.

  • System Information: Learn how Appian is designed and works as platform. This information will help you understand how different parts of the system interact to provide the power for developers to automate business processes and create apps for your organization.
  • Initial Configuration: Your organization's needs are unique, so Appian provides a range of options to ensure the system meets these requirements. In this section, we'll walk you through these choices.
  • Appian Maintenance: Once developers start building apps, you may find that some settings need to adjusted, and you can learn how to use the Admin Console in this section. System health is also discussed here, so you can see how to monitor your Appian system and be ready to respond to any problem.

Each type of Appian system has additional documentation available:

  • Cloud: Running Appian in the cloud has unique requirements, so we provide support tools that are described in this section.
  • Self-Managed Maintenance: For server-based installations, this section explains how to configure and maintain the web server, database, and other system components. In addition, this section includes information about customizing an installation, running maintenance scripts, and configuring backup and recovery.
  • Appian on Kubernetes: For those running a containerized Appian setup, this section explains the Appian operator and how to configure and maintain the system.