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How to enable web console for GroupWise WebAccess application

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Environment

Novell GroupWise 7
Novell GroupWise 8
Novell GroupWise 12
Novell GroupWise 14

Situation

How to enable web console (http console) for GroupWise WebAccess application

Resolution

 
Steps for GroupWise 7,8, & 12
  1. Edit the webacc.cfg file with a text editor

    The default location for webacc.cfg is as follows
    for GroupWise 7
    on NetWare -  sys:\novell\webaccess
    on Linux -  /opt/novell/groupwise/webaccess
    on Windows -  c:\novell\webaccess

    for GroupWise 8 and 12
    on NetWare -  sys:\novell\groupwise\webaccess
    on Linux -  /var/opt/novell/groupwise/webaccess
    on Windows -  c:\novell\groupwise\webaccess
  2. Search for the line "Admin.WebConsole.enable=false " change it "Admin.WebConsole.enable=true " and save the changes.

    (Default user name and password switches are mentioned just below it and can be changed)
  3. Restart the tomcat service.
    "rctomcat5 restart" or "rctomcat6 restart" on SLES, "rcnovell-tcomat5 restart" or "rcnovell-tomcat6 restart" on OES2 (Linux), "java -exit" and "tomcat4" on NetWare, and click on start | run and type services.msc and restart the tomcat service. 

Type in the following URL to access the WebAccess application web console in a web browser
http://webaccess_application_server/gw/webacc?action=Admin.Open
(replace the webacess_applicaton_server with actual server IP or DNS name)
 
Steps for GroupWise 2014
  1. From the server, go to /var/opt/novell/groupwise/webaccess
  2. Edit the webacc.cfg file with a text editor
  3. Search for Admin.WebConsole.enable=false and change it to true
  4. Search for Admin.RestService.host=127.0.0.1 and change it to the local IP address of the WebAccess Server.
  5. Restart the tomcat service "rctomcat6 restart" on SLES, "rcnovell-tcomat6 restart" on OES2 (Linux).
  6. Note: If there is no gwadminservice running on the webaccess server, the IP address of a domain that has the gwadminservice should be entered in the Admin.RestService.host field. The Webaccess will also require IP access to this domains IP address and gwadminservice port.

    Type in the following URL to access the WebAccess application web console in a web browser
    http://webaccess_application_server/gw/webacc?action=Admin.Open
    (replace the webacess_applicaton_server with actual server IP or DNS name)

Additional Information

Notes:
Web console is very useful to access the logs and configuration files also useful in monitoring logged in user activity.

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  • Document ID:7003977
  • Creation Date:27-JUL-09
  • Modified Date:16-JUL-14
    • NovellGroupWise

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