Loading JBoss and MySQL with the IDM User Application
Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Veli-Matti Luotonen
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Posted: 14 Feb 2007
The IDM User Application comes with a start-jboss.bat file that must be run in a console session in order to start application after restarting the server. That causes some painful moments ...
I already posted one tip which was based on my experience to load Jboss with Extend portal. Unfortunatelly that post lacked two points ...
- IDM only supports Java 1.4.2 (the tip recommended Java 1.5.0). See http://forums.novell.com/group/novell.support.identity-manager.userapp-workflow/message-index.tpt/@article@195.
- The tip loaded the default instance of JBoss (the User App uses the IDM instance by default).
JBoss can be started as service with the JavaService program, downloadable from http://javaservice.objectweb.org/docs/devdocs/source.html
1. Install UserApp. UserApp installs its own jre (1.4.2_08).
2. Configure Userapp with the following items:
- LDAP directory
- Base DN
- Userapp driver
- Userapp admin
- User container
- Groupcontainer (at this point, leave eDirectory certificates section as default)
- Email host
3. Download the Java JDK 1.4.2 (currently used in this tip as 1.4.2_13):
4. Install the JDK to the default directory c:\j2sdk1.4.2_13 (or remember to use your install path in following steps).
B: Changing UserApp eDirectory Certificate Configuration
1. Run c:\novell\idm\configupdate.bat
2. Change the keystore path from c:\novell\idm\jre\lib\security\cacerts to c:\j2sdk1.4.2_13\jre\lib\security\cacerts, in order to use LDAPS connections with the new java.
C: Setting Up Windows Environment Variables
Javaservice needs environment variables to install correctly.
1. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
2. Go to Advanced > Enviroment Variables.
3. Select System Variables.
4. Add the variable JAVA_HOME with a value of "c:\j2sdk1.4.2_13".
5. Add the variable JBOSS_HOME with a value of "c:\novell\idm\jboss"
I restarted the server at this point.
D: Installing MySQL as a Service
1. Go to c:\novell\idm\mysql
2. Run "bin\mysqld -install MySQL". The default file is c:\novell\idm\mysql\my.ini
3. Start the mysql service: "net start mysql"
4. Set the service to start automatically.
E: Downloading javaservice and Running jbossinstall.bat
1. Download from http://force.objectweb.org/project/showfiles.php?group_id=137
2. Unzip to a directory of your choice.
3. Go to the command prompt for that directory.
4. Run "installjboss.bat MySQL -auto" (installs the service dependent on MySQL, and with autostart).
F: Editing the Jboss Service Parameter
1. Start Regedit. Remember that Regedit is dangerous tool if you don't know what you are doing!
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\JBoss\Parameters.
3. In "Start Param Count", change the value from 0 to 1.
4. Add a new string value of "Start Param Number 0" and set the value to "-cIDM".
Optionally you can change the description of the Java service to better reflect what it's doing. For example:
Value: Novell IDM User Application - Uses Javaservice (http://javaservice.objectweb.org)
G: Starting the Services
1. Start MySQL.
2. Start Jboss.
Testing and Troubleshooting
Go to the User App page: http://ip:8080/IDM
If the User App page is displayed, everything is fine! If not, here are some tips for solving the problem:
- If the services do not start, remove them and try reinstalling. Be sure to double-check the previous steps - I had a lot of difficulties installing Jboss java service because Java was not installed correctly.
- Check the error log at c:\novell\idm\jboss\bin\out.log. If the Java service loads and Jboss starts to load, the error log can be used.
- Go to http://ip:8080 ( http://ip:8080/ ) and verify that Jboss uses the IDM instance. Remember to unload User App that was loaded with the batch file before starting.
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