Administer applicationsThe wsadmin utility is a tool provided with WAS that you can use to manage applications hosted by the WAS, including IBM Connections.
The wsadmin tool runs IBM Connections script-based commands that you enter into a wsadmin command session. Behind the scenes, these scripts are based on the Jython scripting language, and they invoke WAS and IBM Connections commands that do the actual work. These scripts can both change XML-based file values that control an application's configuration and run IBM Connections-supplied MBean commands, which are grouped into services that perform related tasks, such as managing application membership.
You can change the behavior of IBM Connections by using the wsadmin client to perform one of the following actions:
Edit configuration properties
These properties control configurable aspects of the applications and are stored in XML-formatted configuration files. When you change these types of properties, use scripts that check out the configuration file, make the change, and then check the configuration file back in. After checking in your changes, restart the servers for the changes to take effect. In a network deployment, also synchronize the nodes to propagate the changes across a cluster.
Run administrative commands
Run administrative commands to invoke MBean commands associated with the product applications. MBeans control the applications that run on the server. When you run an administrative command, start the Jython script interpreter, but you do not have to check out any configuration files nor restart the server. Your changes take effect immediately.
For more detailed information about the wsadmin tool, go to the IBM WAS information center at the following web site: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v6r0/topic/com.ibm.websphere.base.doc/info/aes/ae/txml_scriptingep.html
Starting the wsadmin client
Use the wsadmin client to make configuration changes to common IBM Connections settings and individual application settings.
Edit configuration files
You can edit configuration files in two ways: by editing configuration settings in the wsadmin client, or by editing the configuration XML files directly. In both cases, first check out the configuration files and later check them back in using the wsadmin client.
Change common configuration property values
Configuration settings control how and when various common operations take place. You can edit the settings to change how IBM Connections behaves.
Running administrative commands
Use administrative commands to run tasks on the server.
Change WAS environment variables
The directory paths to IBM Connections application data and other resources are given associated WAS environment variables.
Disable the social analytics service
The social analytics service is enabled by default, but you can disable it if you do not want to use it in your deployment.
Manage stored credentials
IBM Connections does not create nor store user names and passwords. Instead, it uses the user credentials that already exist in your LDAP directory for authentication. IBM Connections does not store administrative user IDs and passwords either. It does, however, create and store references to existing administrative user credentials. You can make changes to those references.
Change the name of the session cookie ID
The session cookie ID for IBM Connections is named JSESSIONID by default. Other products hosted by the WAS often use the same name for their session cookie. If IBM HTTP Server is hosting multiple web servers, you might want to change the cookie name of one of them to prevent the cookie from being lost when the user is redirected from one product to another.
Describes the roles defined for IBM Connections users on WAS.
As employees come and go from your organization, the corporate directory changes, and there are some steps that you, as the administrator, must take to make sure that those changes are reflected in the product by keeping the IBM Connections membership tables up-to-date with the changes that occur in your corporate directory.
Use the LDAP directory as the user directory
Edit configuration property settings to disable IBM Connections directory service extensions.
Maintaining application databases
Backup the application databases and any associated content stores on a regular schedule using the methods documented by the vendor from whom you purchased the database and file system that you are using.
Find out whether people are using the IBM Connections applications and which applications are most popular.
If you did not create a mail session on the WAS during the initial installation, you can configure it afterwards to enable support for email notifications in the IBM Connections applications.
Hiding email addresses
Run a script provided with the product to configure IBM Connections to prevent email addresses from being displayed in the product and protect the privacy of your users.
Exposing email addresses
If you configured IBM Connections to prevent email addresses from being displayed, and later decide that you want to allow email addresses to be exposed in the product, perform this procedure.
Enable users to set a language preference
By default, the IBM Connections user interface (UI) is displayed in the language identified in the locale settings of the web browser being used. You can set it up to allow users to explicitly select the language in which the product is displayed.
Change the context root of an application
The Web address from which an IBM Connections application is available contains a default context root value. After installing the application, you can change this value to a different context root to conform to corporate restrictions or policies that limit where server applications can be deployed and how they can be addressed.
Add Sametime awareness though the Sametime client
If you have a Sametime 8.0.1 client or later and the Profiles application deployed, you can enable presence awareness in IBM Connections.
Add Sametime awareness through the Sametime server
If you have a Sametime Proxy server configured in your enterprise and have the Profiles application deployed, you can enable presence awareness and simple chats in IBM Connections.
Remove sections from the help system's table of contents
If you installed a subset of the IBM Connections applications, remove the help files associated with the applications that you did not install from the product's help system.
Parent topicAdminister IBM Connections