Installing the Administration Server

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The AquaLogic Enterprise Security Administration Server is one of several separate components of AquaLogic Enterprise Security. To understand these components and how the installation of the ALES Administration Server fits into the overall installation and configuration process, see ALES Architecture in the Administration and Deployment Guide.

The AquaLogic Enterprise Security Administration Server runs in a servlet container, either WebLogic Server or Apache Tomcat, and provides several administrative utilities, including the Administration Console, a Service Control Manager, a Security Service Module, the Business Logic Manager (BLM), the Policy Importer, and the Policy Exporter. You can use the Administration Console or the BLM to manage and configure security providers, to write and manage authorization and role mapping policies, and to distribute the security configurations and polices to local or remote Security Service Modules.

This guide describes how to install the Administration Server and how to install and configure a database server that the Administration Server uses for the policy store. It also lists the system requirements and prerequisites, including hardware and software requirements. This guide does not include information for installing the Security Service Modules that are used to protect enterprise application resources. That information is provided in Installing Security Service Modules, included in this documentation set.


Installation Overview

To install the Administration Server, perform the following tasks (see Figure 2-1):

  1. Ensure that the installation prerequisites are met. For prerequisites, see System Requirements.
  2. Install the servlet container of choice, either BEA WebLogic Server or Apache Tomcat. For installation instructions, see the documentation for those products.
  3. Obtain a user account on a database server or, if you cannot obtain a user account, install and configure the database server of choice.
  4. Install the BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security Administration Server. For instructions, see Installing.
  5. Install policy database schema (optional). This task is optional because you are given the option of having the installer program install the policy database schema. For instructions, see Installing the Policy Database Schema.
  6. Start the Administration Server processes (optional on initial install). This task is optional on the initial install because, if you elect to have the installer program install the database schema, the installer program also starts the server processes. However, for all subsequent restarts, it is necessary to start server processes. For instructions, see Starting and Stopping Processes.
  7. Log into the Administration Console. For instructions, see Logging into the Administration Console.
  8. Figure 2-1 Installation Process Overview

    Installation Process Overview


Product Distribution

BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security products are distributed and installed using the BEA Installation and Distribution System, which provides a complete framework for the following:

BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security is distributed on both the BEA web site and on CD-ROM.

Web Distribution

If you want to install the product by downloading it from the BEA web site, contact BEA Sales at and request a download.

The package installer downloads a stand-alone version of the installation program that contains the complete Administration Server. Depending on your operating system, the package installer is approximately 150 - 200 MB.

Documentation is available from the product documentation home page. Be sure to download the most up-to-date information from the BEA web site at:

CD-ROM Distribution

If you purchased BEA AquaLogic Enterprise Security from your local sales representative, you will find the following items in the product box:

Two CD-ROMs:

The following printed documents:

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