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Configure the Sun Java System Web Server

This topic describes how to change configuration settings for the Oracle iPlanet Web Server (formerly Sun ONE Web Server, iPlanet Web Server, and Sun Java System Web Server), Version 6.0 and later.

The Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool configures the web server plug-in. This topic describes how to configure the Oracle iPlanet Web Server if you must change something in the existing configuration. Other procedures in Edit web server configuration files describe configuring other supported web servers.

Configure the Sun ONE Web Server 6.0 or Oracle iPlanet Web Server, Version 6.1 and later.

Examples and messages are sometimes shown on more than one line for ease of presentation. Verify that each directive in a web server configuration file is on one line.

  1. Configure entries in the obj.conf configuration file and in the magnus.conf configuration file for Version 6.0 and later of Oracle iPlanet Web Server.

    1. Add two directives to the obj.conf file after the <Object name=default> tag:
      Service fn="as_handler"
      AddLog fn="as_term"

    2. Add two directives at the end of the magnus.conf file:

      The location for the bootstrap.properties directive varies, depending on how you have configured the system. If the Web server and the application server are on separate machines, you have a remote installation.

      If the two servers are on the same machine, you have a local installation.

      If the two servers are on the same machine and the application server is a managed node, you have a local distributed installation.

      The following examples reference the libns61_http.so file, which is only supported for the Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0 and 6.1. For a Sun ONE Web Server 6.0, change these references to libns41_http.so. gotcha


      • Local distributed example:

        Init fn="load-modules"       funcs="as_init,as_handler,as_term"       shlib="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/bin/libns61_http.so"
        Init fn="as_init"       bootstrap.properties="profile_root/config/
                cells/dmgrcell/nodes/managed_node/servers/webserver1/plugin-cfg.xml"


        Example:

        Init fn="load-modules"       funcs="as_init,as_handler,as_term"       shlib="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/bin/libns61_http.so"
        Init fn="as_init"       bootstrap.properties="/opt/IBM/WebSphere/Plugins/config/webserver1/plugin-cfg.xml"


      • Local distributed example:

        Init fn="load-modules"       funcs="as_init,as_handler,as_term"       shlib="C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins\bin\ns41_http.dll"
        Init fn="as_init"       bootstrap.properties=
             "profile_root\config\cells\
                dmgrcell\nodes\managed_node\servers\webserver1\plugin-cfg.xml"


        Example:

        Init fn="load-modules"       funcs="as_init,as_handler,as_term"       shlib="C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins\bin\ns41_http.dll"
        Init fn="as_init"       bootstrap.properties="C:\IBM\WebSphere\Plugins\config\webserver1\plugin-cfg.xml"

  2. Set the shared library path on HP-UX machines. On some installations of Oracle iPlanet Web Server on an HP-UX machine, it is necessary to manually set the SHLIB_PATH variable to /usr/lib before starting Oracle iPlanet Web Server with a plug-in configured for Secured Sockets Layer (SSL). For example, in the korn shell, issue the following command before invoking the command to start the Oracle iPlanet Web Server:

      export SHLIB_PATH=/usr/lib:$SHLIB_PATH

  3. Disable the feature of Oracle iPlanet Web Server Version 6.1 that supports servlets and JSPs files by default. Disable this feature so that the WAS plug-in can handle the requests.

    To disable the feature:

    1. Remove or comment out the following two lines from the obj.conf configuration file:
      NameTrans fn="ntrans-j2ee" name="j2ee"
      Error fn="error-j2ee"

    2. Remove or comment out the following line from the magnus.conf configuration file:

      Init fn="load-modules"
          shlib="C:/Sun/WebServer6.1/bin/https/bin/j2eeplugin.so"         shlib_flags="(global|now)"

      Init fn="load-modules"
          shlib="C:\Sun\WebServer6.1\bin\https\bin\j2eeplugin.dll"         shlib_flags="(global|now)"

  4. If we are configuring a 64-bit version of the Oracle iPlanet Web Server, modify the loadModule entry in the magnus.conf configuration file to point to the plugin_root/bin/64bit/libns61_http.so file.


Results

This procedure results in editing and re-configuring the Oracle iPlanet Web Server.


What to do next

After configuring a web server, we can install applications on it. See the Applications section of the information center for more information.

To unconfigure a web server, reverse the manual steps and remove what was manually added in this procedure.