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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 generally the WebSphere admins are not the system admins. Create a services user account on the box and use it for the WebSphere Application's start and stop purposes. 2. Enabled Global Security. By default, the WebSphere Application Server enables administrative security. Thus, for the most part, t... (more)

WebSphere Datapower Configurations for HTTP (GET and POST) Requests

The purpose of this article is to describe the steps involved in configuring Datapower services for the browser-based HTTP type requests. The commonly used methods for such requests are either the POST or GET HTTP method. Datapower Configurations 1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML Firewall. 2. Create a new Multi-Protocol Gateway with the following values Input Values Name HTTPBrowserMPGW Type static-backend Response Type Non-XML Request Type Non-XML Backend URL   3. Create a HTTP Front side handler with the followin... (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)