The search feature is installed with other web components during the installation of Sun Java System Web Server. Search is configured and managed at the virtual server level instead of the server instance level
From the Search tab under the Virtual Servers tab in administration console, you can:
Enable and disable the search feature
Create, modify, delete, and re-index search collections
Create, modify, and remove scheduled maintenance tasks for search collections
Information obtained from the administrative interface is stored in the <server-root>/config/server.xml file, where it is mapped within the VS element.
Server administrators can customize the search query and search results pages. This might include re-branding the pages with a corporate logo, or changing the way search results appear. In previous releases this was accomplished through the use of pattern files.
There is no global “on” or “off” functionality for search. Instead, a default search web application is provided and then enabled or disabled on a specific virtual server. This search application provides the basic web pages used to query collections and view results. The search application includes sample JSPs that demonstrate how to use the search tag libraries to build customized search interfaces.
Sun Java System Web Server does not provide access checking on search results. Due to the number of potential security models and realms, it is impossible to perform security checks and filter results from within the search application. It is the responsibility of the server administrator to ensure that appropriate security mechanisms are in place to protect content.