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Updating Web Server Static Files on the SWSE Using the Web Update Protection Key

The Web Update Protection Key is the password your Siebel administrator uses to refresh static files, such as application image files or cascading style sheet files, on your Web server. Your developers may have placed updated versions of these files on the Siebel Server (in the webmaster subdirectory) after customizing the Siebel application with Siebel Tools.

The Web server contacts the Siebel Server, refreshing these static files each time the administrator restarts the Web server. However, administrators can achieve the same result, refreshing the files by just entering this password in a command line, particularly when deploying multiple Web servers.

You set the value of the Web Update Protection Key during SWSE configuration. The value is encrypted (by default) and defined as the value for the WebUpdatePassword parameter in the eapps.cfg file for your SWSE installation. Because the password is encrypted, to change the password, you must run the SWSE Configuration Wizard again. (Directly editing the value of the WebUpdatePassword parameter in the eapps.cfg file is suitable only when encryption is not used.)

For more information about managing encrypted passwords in the eapps.cfg file, see the Security Guide for Siebel Business Applications.

It is not necessary to restart the Web server every time the Web server static files in the SWSE directory must be refreshed. Instead, you can use the Web Update Protection Key you specified when you configured the SWSE, as described below.

For each language-specific application, the directory on the SWSE where the static files are cached is determined by the setting of the WebPublicRootDir parameter in the eapps.cfg file.

To refresh the static files on the Web server

  1. Start a Web browser session.
  2. Type the following URL into the browser:



    • host = The name of the Web server machine.
    • port = The Web server listen port (not required if using the default port, 80).
    • application = Any Siebel application hosted by this Web server (such as callcenter_enu, sales_enu, and so on).
    • WebUpdateProtectionKey = The unencrypted version of the Web Update Protection Key, which is defined in the eapps.cfg file by the WebUpdatePassword parameter.

      For example:


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