Setup IHS admin server

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In the ihs_home/conf/admin.conf file, give the admin server a port, user, group, and server name.

Listen 8008
User john.doe
Group webgroup
ServerName ihs.example.com:8008

 

Create the users password.

ihs_home/bin/htpasswd -b ihs_home/conf/admin.passwd your_username your_password

 

Start the admin server.

ihs_home/bin/adminctl start

 

You should now be able to use the IHS admin server. There is no web interface for the admin server. If you navigate to www.example.com:8008/wasadmin, there will be a prompt for your username and password.

 

When you provide your username and password, the following page will be displayed. This is normal, and not suggestive of a problem.

 

There are other parts of IBM software that will use the admin server. For example, if you want to be able to start or stop IHS from a WebSphere deployment manager, you will need to provide the admin server port and credentials when adding the web server to the dmgr.



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