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Deploying the Application Center EAR file and configuring the application server manually

As an alternative to the MobileFirst Server installer procedure, we can use a manual procedure to deploy the Application Center EAR file and configure your WebSphere® application server manually.

Before you begin

These manual instructions assume that you are familiar with your application server.


The procedure to deploy the Application Center EAR file manually to an application server depends on the type of application server. Manual deployment is supported only for WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile and WebSphere Application Server.

Tip: It is more reliable to install Application Center through the MobileFirst Server installer than manually. Therefore, whenever possible, use the MobileFirst Server installer. If, however, you prefer the manual procedure, deploy the appcentercenter.ear file, which we can find in the product_install_dir/ApplicationCenter/console directory.

Parent topic: Manually installing Application Center