Sun Java System Access Manager Policy Agent 2.2 Guide for IBM WebSphere Portal Server

Common Post-Installation Steps for All J2EE Agents in Policy Agent 2.2

The tasks described in this section apply to all J2EE agent installations.

Updating the Agent Profile for J2EE Agents in Policy Agent 2.2

This procedure is not required. The agent profile is created and updated in Access Manager Console. The agent profile should originally be created prior to installing an agent. However, after you install a J2EE agent, you can update the agent profile at anytime. If you do update the agent profile in Access Manager Console, you must then configure the J2EE agent accordingly as described in this section.

ProcedureTo Update the Agent Profile for J2EE Agents in Policy Agent 2.2

Before You Begin

Change the agent profile in Access Manager using Access Manager Console. For more information about the agent profile, see Creating a J2EE Agent Profile.

  1. Change the password in the password file to match the new password you just created in Access Manager Console as a part of the agent profile.

    The password file should originally have been created as a J2EE agent pre-installation task. For more information about pre-installation, see Preparing to Install Agent for IBM WebSphere Portal Server

  2. In the command line, issue the agentadmin --encrypt command to encrypt the new password.

    For more information on this command, see agentadmin --encrypt.

  3. Access the J2EE agent configuration file at the following location:

  4. In this configuration file, edit the property for the agent ID to match the new ID in the agent profile as follows: = agentID

    where agentID represents the new agent ID that you created for the agent profile in Access Manager Console.

  5. Edit the property for the agent password as follows: = encryptedPassword

    where encryptedPassword represents the new encrypted password you created when you issued the agentadmin --encrypt command.

  6. Restart the J2EE agent container.

    The container must be restarted because neither property that you edited in this task is hot-swap enabled.

Deploying the Agent Application for J2EE Agents in Policy Agent 2.2

The task described in this section is required. Deploy the URI for the agent application using the deployment container. The agent application is a housekeeping application used by the agent for notifications and other internal functionality. This application is bundled with the agent binaries and can be found at the following location:


where extension refers to the .war extension or the .ear extension. The extension varies depending on the deployment container.

For more information about the Policy Agent base directory (PolicyAgent-base), see J2EE Agent Directory Structure in Policy Agent 2.2.

The agentapp application has to be deployed as a post installation step. In order for the agent to function correctly, this application must be deployed on the agent-protected deployment container instance using the same URI that was supplied during the agent installation process (optionally, you can add a hyper link to and from the relevant prompt). For example during the installation process, if you entered /agentapp as the deployment URI for the agent application, then use that same context path to deploy the .war or .ear file in the deployment container.

Using the administration console or command-line utilities of the deployment container, deploy this application using Application Context Path as the URI specified during agent installation.