Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 Postinstallation Guide

Installing and Configuring IBM WebSphere Application Server

To install and configure IBM WebSphere Application Server, and to start and stop instances, follow the IBM documentation:

During installation and configuration, save the information to set the configuration variables shown in IBM WebSphere Application Server Configuration Variables when you run the Access Manager amconfig script.

ProcedureTo Install and Configure IBM WebSphere Application Server

  1. Install WebSphere Application Server and any required patches.

  2. Verify that the WebSphere Application Server installation was successful.

    1. Make sure the server.xml file exists in the following directory:

    2. Start the server with the utility. For example:

      # /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/ server1
    3. In a Web browser, use the following URL to view the sample Web application:


      Where fqdn and port specify the server name and port number.

  3. After you have verified a successful installation, stop the server using the utility. For example:

    # /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/bin/ server1
  4. Install any required patches using the utility.

  5. Restart WebSphere Application Server using the utility.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Configuration Variables

The following table describes the configuration variables that you set in the amsamplesilent file (or copy of the file) when you run the amconfig script to configure Access Manager with WebSphere Application Server as the web container.

On Windows systems, On Windows systems, run amconfig.bat with configuration parameters specified in the file (or a copy of the file).

Table 7–2 IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.1 Configuration Variables




Web container variable. Set to WAS5.


WebSphere home directory. Default: /opt/WebSphere/AppServer


WebSphere JDK home directory. Default: /opt/WebSphere/AppServer/java


WebSphere cell. Default: host-name value 


WebSphere node name. Default: host name of the server where WebSphere is installed. Default: hostname value 


WebSphere instance name. Default: server1


WebSphere protocol. Default: http


WebSphere host name. Default: Hostname of the server 


WebSphere port. Default: 9080 


WebSphere SSL port. Default: 9081 


WebSphere administrator. Default: "admin"


WebSphere administrator port. Default: 9090