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NetWare 6.0 Web Infrastructure Part 4: NetWare Web Access Configuration

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 24 Feb 2003
 

Joe Harmon is part of Novell's Web Services Support team. This material is adapted from some excellent training sessions he recently presented here at Novell. He graciously allowed us to share it with you in this series of articles.

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Commands

JAVA -SHOW = Allow you to see what java processes are running
TOMCAT33 -STOP = Brings down Tomcat process within java. (not recommended)
JAVA -EXIT = Brings down all java processes. (recommended)
TOMCAT33 = Brings up TomcatNVXADMDN = Brings down Apache
NVXADMUP = Brings up Apache

Authentication

DEFAULT
LDAP
CONTEXTLESS

AVAILABLE
CONTEXT = LDAP FORMAT

Files

PORTALSERVLET.PROPERTIES = Found in the SYS:/WEBAPPS/NPS/WEB-INF directory. This configuration file holds configuration LDAP, logging, rendering, etc., information for the Portal Configuration Object (PCO).
DEBUG.XML = Found in the SYS:/WEBAPPS/NPS/WEB-INF directory. This is the main debug log for NPS. ADMINSERV.CONF = Found in the SYS:/APACHE/CONF directory. This is the main Apache configuration file that holds the rights and access to Apache directories.
NWWAAPACHE.CONF = Found in the SYS:/WEBAPPS/WEBACCESS/WEB-INF directory. This is an appendage to the ADMINSERV.CONF file through an include statement. It is a configuration file that holds the rights and access to directories.
NPS.PDT = Found in the SYS:/SYSTEM directory. This is the file that is used for holding previously installed Portal information.
NWAPPS-WEBACCESS.XML = Found in the SYS:/TOMCAT/33/CONF directory. This file defines how Tomcat is to access NPS.
NWWA.JAR = Snapins for NetWare Web Access.

NETWARE WEB ACCESS GADGET CONFIGURATION

NetWare Web Access creates several NDS objects under the WEBACCESS container. They are as follows:

  • Public object to present the authentication screen
  • Portal Configuration Object
  • Gadget
  • Web Access Configuration Object

Web Access Configuration Object

(A) Below is a list under the General Tab for the Web Access Configuration Object. Here are listed the Gadgets that are already installed and configured. To clear the configuration select the CLEAR CONFIGURATION button. To configure each object select the CONFIGURE button and it will take to you the next screen.

(B) Next you will be presented with a dialog box explaining that you are in the configuration wizard for NetWare Web Access. Click NEXT to continue.

(C) Here you can select the services you would like to enable for Web Access. If there was a services that was not listed in step (A) then you can select it here. After selecting the desired services click NEXT to continue.

(D) If HOME was selected then the first screen you will come to is your home page configuration. Put in the proper URL to configure your home page.

(E) If you selected iPrint then you will be prompted to enter in you IPP Printing Web Page. Click NEXT to continue.

**NOTE** You will need to have iPrint already setup at this point.

(F) If you selected NetStorage you will be presented with the NetStorage dialog box. You will need to put in the NetStorage URL to access that account.

** NOTE ** You will need to have NetStorage already setup at this point.

(G) Next will be the type of e-mail system that you have. Here you can select GroupWise WebAccess, NIMS, POP3/IMAP, Lotus Notes, or Microsoft Exchange e-mail system. For GroupWise WebAccess you will select the GroupWise WebAccess option and then select NEXT.

(H) Here you will be presented with the GroupWise WebAccess dialog box. You will need to put in the URL to you GroupWise WebAccess system. You can point to the index page or to the GO page if you use the /servlets/webacc extension as seen in the dialog box below.

**NOTE** You will need to have GroupWise WebAccess already setup at this point.

(I) If you desire to use NIMS then you will need to select the NIMS option and click NEXT.

(J) Here you are presented with the NIMS dialog box. You will need to configure the URL to point to the WebMail page of your NIMS server.

**NOTE** You will need to have NIMS already setup at this point.

(K) If you have POP3 or IMAP accounts then choose the POP3/IMAP BASED option and click NEXT.

(L) Here you would select the Protocol (IMAP or POP). Then you would put in the DNS name or IP address of the IMAP or POP3 server. You would then put in the IP or DNS name of the SMTP server and click NEXT.

(M) If you have Lotus Notes as your e-mail, you can select NOTES and click NEXT.

(N) Here you will need to put in the URL of the mail server. The protocol that you are using and the authentication type.

(O) If you are using a Microsoft Exchange server then you will need to select EXCHANGE and then NEXT.

(P) Here you will need to put in the URL that you use to access the Exchange server and then hit NEXT.

(Q) The last dialog that you will be presented with is the Summary of Services dialog. This will give you another chance to make sure that everything is correct before clicking on finish. If you are satisfied then go ahead and click on FINISH.

ACCESSING NETWARE WEB ACCESS

(1) Accessing NetWare Web Access via the NetWare 6 home page.

** NOTE **The OPEN WEBACCESS link in this page will send you to the JSP that is run by Apache.

(2) The other option is to access it via URL. An example is shown below.

https://IPorDomainName/webaccess

(3) After logging in you will see the Web Access gadgets. Here you can see the individual gadgets listed on the left hand side.

** IMPORTANT ** If you desire to implement more gadgets than those that ship with NetWare Web Access you can upgrade to Novell Portal Services. As of the shipping of NetWare 6 the following gadgets are available with Novell Portal Services:

  • Applet_Launcher
  • Authenticator
  • Citrix
  • Customizing Exchange
  • Groupwise_Calendar
  • Groupwise_Mail
  • HTML
  • iFrame
  • MoreOverNewsGadget
  • NetworkFileGadget
  • NNTP
  • PhoneBook
  • PortalAdmin
  • PortalStats
  • Registration
  • RSS_News
  • ShortCuts
  • Topics
  • User_Admin
  • WebContent
  • WebMailGadget
  • XML_Remote
  • Change_Password
  • Notes
  • SelfAdmin
  • NIMS
  • StockTicker
  • Survey
  • Query

In this Series

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