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The Datapower appliances support the use of the FTP protocols for message transport. The purpose of this article is to present number of common use case scenarios for FTP polling, illustrating correct configurations of the device to support the use case. The use case scenarios are as follows: 1- FTP Poller - polling files in one directory and transfer them to another directory 2- FTP Poller – polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 3- FTP Poller (sFTP – FTP over SSL) - polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service 4- FTP Poller (sFTP – FTP over SSH) - polling files from FTP SERVER and forward them to another service   1- FTP Poller (Simple) In this scenario, the Datapower device performs the following tasks: a- Polling files in one directory (/get) and transferred to another directory (/put) with the same file name on... (more)

Inter-Portlet Communications

This article demonstrates the steps performed to implement JSR 168 compliant cooperative portlets using IBM Rational Application Developer V6.0 and WebSphere Portal Server V5.1. The article illustrates passing multiple values from source portlet to target portlet without defining complex data type inside WSDL file. The term cooperative portlets refers to the capability of portlets on a page to interact with each other by sharing information. One or more cooperative portlets on a portal page can automatically react to changes from a source portlet triggered by an action or event ... (more)

Migration Guide

This article offers guidance to migrating existing servlet Struts-based applications to portlet Struts-based applications - with a minimum of steps - using WebSphere Studio Application Developer v5.0 with the WebSphere Portal v5.0 test environment. This article does not cover expanding the functionality of the Web application (e.g., using portlet communication), nor is it an introduction to Struts, WebSphere Portal, or portlet programming. The purpose of this article is to enable you - with the fewest changes possible - to run a servlet-Struts application as a portlet-Struts app... (more)

WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 on SuSE Linux 8 on zSeries

This article provides instructions for installing IBM WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 on the SuSE LINUX 8 (SLES 8) operating system on IBM zSeries hardware. Fix pack 2 of WebSphere Portal Server v5.0, also known as WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2, introduces support for WebSphere Portal on the SuSE SLES for S/390 8.2.4 kernel (SuSE Linux 8) and RedHat for S/390 7.2 platforms. WebSphere Portal Server v5.0.2 runs on WebSphere Application Server v5.0.2. The previous version of WebSphere Application Server v5.0 on Linux on zSeries has been superseded by v5.0.2, which is an entirely new ... (more)

General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments

This article provides a list of general best practices to apply to any WebSphere Application Server V7 and V8 environment. However, some of the recommendations only apply to specific conditions and scenarios. These recommendations could be used to set up any WebSphere environment. General Best Practices for WebSphere Application Environments 1. All WebSphere Application processes should be running as non-admin/root user. It's not a good practice to run a process as an admin/root user. For obvious reasons, you don't want more folks to know about the admin/root password and general... (more)