Run Communities administrative commands 

Jython scripts are used to administer the Communities application. These scripts allow the administrator to view Communities data and perform administrative tasks for Communities.

Before you begin

To use administrative commands, use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for details.

About this task

Administrative commands interact with the Communities application and its resources through scripts. These scripts use the AdminControl object available in the IBM WAS wsadmin tool to interact with the Communities server. Each script uses managed Java™ beans (MBeans) to perform administrative tasks.

If an error occurs when you are executing the MBean commands, you can examine the SystemOut.log file to determine what went wrong.

Unlike with configuration properties, when you use administrative commands you do not have to check out any files or restart the server. The commands are executed and take effect immediately.


To run Communities administrative commands...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. See Communities administrative commands for a complete list of administrative commands for the Communities application.

      Communities administrative commands
      Use the commands listed to perform administrative tasks for Communities. No file checkout or server restart is needed when using these commands.

Parent topic

Administer Communities