1.4 Managing QuickFinder Server

QuickFinder Server Manager is a browser-based utility you use to create and manage all virtual search servers and their indexes on your QuickFinder Server.

Figure 1-3 QuickFinder Server Manager Interface

QuickFinder Server Manager lets you apply default (global) settings so that each time you create a virtual search server, you don’t need to waste time configuring it. After you create a virtual search server, you can customize any of the default settings.

See Section 1.6, Getting Help for more information about where to get help on using QuickFinder Server Manager.

1.4.1 Accessing QuickFinder Server Manager

  1. Enter http://servername/qfsearch/admin (or Admin, AdminServlet, or adminservlet) in your Web browser’s address field.

    You can also use the IP address of your server in place of servername if the IP address is included in the list of aliases for that virtual search server.

  2. Enter the name and password of a valid local Linux user that has write rights to the /var/lib/qfsearch directory.

    You can log in as root (with the root password), the eDirectory administrator (with the admin password), or the user you created during the OES install (with that user’s password).

    You can also give any eDirectory user rights to administer QuickFinder by using Linux User Management (LUM):

    1. Export the eDirectory user to the Linux machine.

    2. Create a www group in eDirectory and give it the same GID as the www group on the Linux machine.

    3. Assign the eDirectory user to the new www group.

      The eDirectory user can now access QuickFinder Manager.

  3. Click Login.