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Creating an iChain Accelerator for Groupwise WebAccess

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Posted: 4 Oct 2006


A Forum reader asked this question:

"Does anyone have any "how to" tips for creating an iChain accelerator for Groupwise WebAccess?"

And here are two suggestions:


Steve Bratt

There is nothing really special about this process, as Webaccess is like any other webserver from IChain's perspective. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Verify that your webaccess is avaiable via the IP address on your internal Webaccess server.
  2. Configure an accelerator in iChain that has this tested IP as it's webserver address and your "public" IP for the accelerator assigned (and tested) on the IChain box.
  3. Verify that you have a good DNS entry set up that points the hostname you want to the public accelerator IP.
You should be off and running. From that point, setting up advanced features like formfill, authentication, SSL, etc., should follow the standard documentation.

There can sometimes be additional settings required with alternate hostnames. However, if your Webaccess is a standard install, it should respond to any requests on the correct IP and port, so that shouldn't be necessary.

Martin Farrer

For GroupWise 6.5 or 7, don't mess with form fill! Instead, just set basic authentication and forwarding authentication header.

Then there are a few tricks that you need to use:

  1. Enable OLAC on the iChain server.
  2. In ConsoleOne > iChain Service Object > Accelerator Configuration, get iChain to inject via OLAC, the cn or UID (otherwise, the dn gets passed). ICHAIN_UID, LDAP, CN will be the values you'll need.
  3. To edit the properties of the GroupWiseWebAccess object inside the Domain, go to Application > Security and enter the default private IP address of the iChain server(s) as trusted.

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