The options in the Glyph Server frame (shown below) are used to configure how Pointwise will allow external scripts to be run.

Script menu, Glyph Server
The Glyph Server panel provides options to configure the TCP server used to communicate any scripting interpreter with Pointwise.
Option Description
Passive This option specifies that the TCP server will not listen for connections on the specified port except when a script is run from within Pointwise (Script, Execute).
Active This option specifies that the TCP server will always listen for connections on the specified port. Note that only one external script may connect to Pointwise and attempt to execute a Glyph command. Furthermore, a Glyph command can only be executed when there are no active tasks open.
Network Port This field shows the port being used by the TCP server to listen for client connections. Note that the port number is randomly assigned by your operating system if the default port is in use. The default value, minimum acceptable value, and maximum acceptable value of 2807, 1025, and 65536 respectively.
Authentication You may specify an authentication string (i.e. a password) that must be passed by the external script during the connection sequence. If this field is non-empty and the script to be executed does not pass the exact string, the connection will be refused.
Close This button will close the Glyph Server panel.

Scripting language to be used with the Glyph Server may be defined in the Edit, Preferences task.