Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Enabling and Disabling the Portal Archive Provider

You enable the Instant Messaging Archive Provider or your custom archive provider by modifying parameters in iim.conf.

ProcedureTo Enable the Instant Messaging Portal Archive Provider

Before You Begin

Ensure that you have enabled archiving for Instant Messaging as described in To Enable Instant Messaging Archiving.

  1. Open iim.conf.

    See iim.conf File Syntax for instructions on locating and modifying iim.conf.

  2. Add a line to iim.conf for the type of archive provider you want to enable.

    For a custom archive provider, add the following line:

    iim_server.msg_archive.provider = provider-name

    To use the Portal Server Search-based Archive Provider, replace provider- name with the following:

    The iim_server.msg_archive.provider parameter contains a comma-separated list of archive providers. If you want to enable the Portal archive in addition to the email archive for example, the parameter and its value should be entered as follows:

    iim_server.msg_archive.provider =, \
  3. If you are running Sun JavaTM System Portal Server 7 2006Q1 or later, provide a value for the following parameter:"Portal Server Search URL"

    Where Portal Server Search URL is the Search URL for the Portal Server. For example:""
  4. Save and close iim.conf.

  5. Refresh the Instant Messaging server configuration.

    imadmin refresh
  6. Log in to psconsole as amadmin.

    For instructions, refer to the Portal Server documentation.

  7. Select Manage Channels and Containers.

  8. Select the portal and organization that will host the search function.

  9. Select IMChannel from the DP XML Tree View.

  10. Enter the search server URL as the value for “searchServer”.

    For example:
  11. Save properties.

ProcedureTo Disable the Portal Archive Provider

  1. Open iim.conf.

    See iim.conf File Syntax for more information.

  2. Delete the value from the iim_server.msg_archive.provider parameter.

  3. Save and close iim.conf.

  4. Refresh the Instant Messaging server configuration.

    imadmin refresh