LDAP repository in Websphere Application Server 7

his is to record the steps i used to switch LDAP repository in Websphere Application Server 7 and enabled LDAP over SSL. Lets Start Point your browser to the WAS console and login using admin account. Add in the new LDAP server configurations As i use a few repositories in my environment, i would be […]

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Resolving ADMR0104E for Application Server

This write up serve to record the resolution for the ADMR0104E error encountered by Websphere Application server during start up. The Application Server eventually is unable to start up. From “SystemOut.log”, we see that the system is unable to read some properties file. [6/27/12 12:08:35:103 SGT] 00000000 FileDocument E ADMR0104E: The system is unable to […]

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Recover websphere password

Google online and found this interesting step to recover websphere 7.1 password. For encrypting the password we have, //java/bin/java -Djava.ext.dirs=//deploytool/itp/plugins/com.ibm.websphere.v7_7.0.1.v20100710_0411/wasJars/ -cp securityimpl.jar:iwsorb.jar com.ibm.ws.security.util.PasswordEncoder secret The output is decoded password == “secret”, encoded password == “{xor}LDo8LTor” Hence, you can use the same method to decrypt the encrypted password. //java/bin/java -Djava.ext.dirs=//deploytool/itp/plugins/com.ibm.websphere.v7_7.0.1.v20100710_0411/wasJars/ -cp securityimpl.jar:iwsorb.jar com.ibm.ws.security.util.PasswordDecoder {xor}LDo8LTor The output […]

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Encrypting the ID and Password for Websphere Application Server

By default, you need to supply the ID and password when starting up/shutting down the deployment manager, node or application server. Example of the command as below Deployment Manager //bin/startManager.sh -username XXX -password XXX Node //bin/startNode.sh -username XXX -password XXX Application Server //bin/startServer.sh -username XXX -password XXX The steps to encrypt the password and ID […]

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Change WebSphere Ports without Reinstalling

Scenario: you have WebSphere Application Server 7.1 installed as ND. If the cells are using default ports on the same host and you want to access the different cells concurrently, you may want to change the ports on one of the cell. 1. Go to the master config repository for the server ports (Dmgr profiles […]

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Access Controls and Virtual Hosts for WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere applications are assigned to virtual hosts during installation and configuration process. The virtual hosts are bound to one or more aliases (host names and ports), allowing a single application server to respond to multiple inbound request formats. The virtual host aliases that are configured within WebSphere define the pattern match possibilities for which WebSphere […]

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Auto Restart Application Server by Node Agent

Auto Restart Application Server by Node Agent Learnt that in websphere application server 7, by default, the node agent will not take any action when an application server fails. In order to get the node agent to monitor and automatically restart a failed application server instance, we must setup the monitoring policy for that application […]

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