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NAME
    RT::Extension::ReferenceIDoitObjects - Create a ticket in relation to
    one or more i-doit objects

DESCRIPTION
    This extension gives you the opportunity to combine an issue tracker
    like RT with an IT documentation tool / CMDB like i-doit. It uses
    i-doit's API to relate a ticket with one or more CIs / objects managed
    by i-doit. On i-doit's side you are able to view all tickets related to
    an object. This extension also supports i-doit's multi-mandator
    functionality.

    i-doit ("I document IT") is a web-based tool to document complex IT
    infrastructures. It provides several modules like a ITIL compliant
    Configuration Management Database (CMDB). More information about i-doit
    is available under <http://www.i-doit.org/>. Its core is Free and Open
    Source Software. Visit <http://www.i-doit.com/> for commercial support
    and additional services. Please note, that i-doit's API (which is
    essential for this extension) is currently only implemented in the
    commercial branch.

INSTALLATION
    This extension requires RT 4.x or higher and a running installation of
    i-doit 1.0.1 or higher.

    To install this extension, run the following commands:

        perl Makefile.PL
        make
        make test
        make install
        make initdb

    Executing the last command creates 2 new custom fields, so please do it
    only once. These fields contain the i-doit mandator and the referenced
    objects.

    Another way to install the latest release is via CPAN:

        cpan RT::Extension::ReferenceIDoitObjects
        $RT_HOME/sbin/rt-setup-database --action insert --datafile /opt/rt4/local/plugins/RT-Extension-ReferenceIDoitObjects/etc/initialdata

    The second command is equivalent to "make initdb", but is unfortunately
    not executed automatically. $RT_HOME is the path to your RT
    installation, for example "/opt/rt4".

CONFIGURATION
    To enable this extension edit the RT site configuration based in
    "$RT_HOME/etc/RT_SiteConfig.pm":

        Set(@Plugins,qw(RT::Extension::ReferenceIDoitObjects));

    i-doit has a built-in API based on JSON-RPC. To call this API set its
    URL:

        Set($IDoitURL, 'http://example.org/i-doit/');

        Set($IDoitAPI, $IDoitURL . '?api=jsonrpc');

        Set($IDoitUser, 'admin');

        Set($IDoitPassword, '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3'); # 'admin'

        Set($IDoitDefaultMandator, 1);

        Set($IDoitDefaultView, 'object'); # 'object', 'tree' or 'item'

        Set($IDoitShowCustomFields, 1); # 1 ('yes') or 0 ('no')

    $IDoitURL
        It's *highly recommended* to establish an encrypted connection
        between RT and i-doit over a network, e. g. TLS over HTTP (HTTPS).

    $IDoitAPI
        Please be aware of browsers' "Same Origin Policy"! This extension
        uses AJAX requests access i-doit's API. If RT and i-doit are not
        available under the same domain name (or IP address), AJAX calls
        will fail.

        To avoid this "problem" (actually this policy is very useful) you
        can setup an AJAX proxy. This extension already provides such a
        proxy located under "etc/". It's written in PHP, so you have to
        install PHP 5.2 or higher and the PHP extension "curl" on the same
        machine where RT is installed. Make this little script available
        through your web server and edit the script by setting $l_url to the
        URL of i-doit's API, e. g.
        "http://example.org/i-doit/index.php?api=jsonrpc". In RT's site
        configuration $IDoitAPI has to be set to this script, e. g.
        "http://rt.example.org/path/to/i-doit_api_proxy.php".

    $IDoitUser
        You need a valid i-doit user with reading permissions.

    $IDoitPassword
        The user's password is encoded as a MD5 hash.

    $IDoitDefaultMandator
        You need the identifier of a mandator who owns the objects, but this
        may also be set while creating a ticket. This identifier has be to
        added to the list of the corresponding custom field. For a list of
        (activated) mandators and their identifiers see i-doit's admin
        center.

    $IDoitDefaultView
        When creating or editing a ticket, this extension adds a so-called
        *object browser* to the web interface. The browser gives you three
        views on objects:

        "object"
            Select any object provided by the API and filter them by type.

        "tree"
            Select users' work stations and their related sub objects. Each
            user will be taken by the email address provided by RT's field
            "Requestors" if these users are documented in i-doit.

            i-doit gives you the possiblity to create relations between
            users, their work stations and all equipment related to these
            workstations.

            Tip: You may synchronize user information between RT and i-doit
            via LDAP.

        "item"
            View and remove all selected items.

    $IDoitShowCustomFields
        Sometimes it's better to "clean up" the web user interface. Whenever
        you only have 1 mandator within i-doit and don't want to edit the
        object identifiers manually it's recommended to hide the used custom
        fields.

    After all your new configuration will take effect after restarting your
    RT environment:

        rm -rf $RT_HOME/var/mason_data/obj/* && service apache2 restart

    This is an example for deleting the mason cache and restarting the
    Apache HTTP web server on a Debian GNU/Linux based operating system.

USAGE
    Whenever you create a new ticket or edit an existing one you are able to
    reference this ticket with one or more objects in i-doit. An additional
    box with the so-called "object browser" will shown up. Just select the
    objects you need or unselect the objects you don't need.

AUTHORS
    Benjamin Heisig, <bheisig@synetics.de>

    Leonard Fischer, <lfischer@synetics.de>

SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION
    You can find documentation for this module with the "perldoc" command.

        perldoc RT::Extension::ReferenceIDoitObjects

    You can also look for information at:

    Search CPAN
        <http://search.cpan.org/dist/RT-Extension-ReferenceIDoitObjects/>

    RT: CPAN's request tracker
        <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=RT-Extension-ReferenceIDoi
        tObjects>

    AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
        <http://annocpan.org/dist/RT-Extension-ReferenceIDoitObjects>

    CPAN Ratings
        <http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/RT-Extension-ReferenceIDoitObjects>

    Repository
        <https://github.com/bheisig/rt-extension-referenceidoitobjects>

BUGS
    Please report any bugs or feature requests to the authors.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
    Copyright 2011-12 synetics GmbH, <http://i-doit.org/>

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
    under the same terms as Perl itself.

    Request Tracker (RT) is Copyright Best Practical Solutions, LLC.

SEE ALSO
        RT

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