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
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
2. Enabled Global Security.
By default, the WebSphere Application Server enables administrative security.
Thus, for the most part, t... (more)
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.
1. For the testing purpose create a loopback pass-through XML Firewall.
2. Create a new Multi-Protocol Gateway with the following values
3. Create a HTTP Front side handler with the followin... (more)
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)
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)
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)