The EditLive! for IBM Connections installer needs to be provided with the location of your IBM Connections Customization path. The value for this is provided by the CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH variable within the WebSphere Application Server. For more information on IBM Connections customizations and the CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH see the Connections documentation on customizations.
Note: The EditLive! for IBM Connections installer only requires the root customizations directory as provided by this variable.
The EditLive! for IBM Connections installer needs to be provided with the path to your Web Resources Provisioning
directory, for example:
This folder allows extensions for Connections to be installed. For information on locating the IBM Connections Web Resources Provisioning
The installation script, install.sh
, is located in the CIZP3ML.zip included in the e-image that you downloaded from Passport Advantage. This script can be executed from any AIX, UNIX, OS X or LINUX environment that has SSH access to the IBM Connections server.
We strongly recommend setting up SSH key access to this server, and using a local SSH agent to avoid password prompts when logging in via SSH. The script makes numerous connections and each one will prompt for a password if SSH keys are not used.
To install EditLive! for IBM Connections execute the install.sh script as follows:
./install.sh USER@HOSTNAME CUSTOMIZATIONS_DIR WEBRESOURCES_DIR
This script requires the following parameters:
- USER The username to use for SSH access to the IBM Connections server. This user must have write access to both the Customizations directory and the Web Resources Provisioning directory.
- HOSTNAME The hostname for the IBM Connections server. If running the script on the same machine that the integration is to be installed on, localhost should be used.
- CUSTOMIZATIONS_DIR The exact value of the CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH variable.
- WEBRESOURCES_DIR The location of the Web Resources Provisioning directory.
directory. The backup will be contained in a subdirectory of editlive
. This ensures previously customised configuration is not overwritten by accident. If you do not wish for a backup to be created, run the install script with the optional --no-backup
parameter, for example:
install.sh --no-backup USER@HOSTNAME CUSTOMIZATIONS_DIR WEBRESOURCES_DIR
Any existing copy of the EditLive! for IBM Connections in the Web Resources Provisioning
directory will not be backed up regardless of whether --no-backup
To verify that EditLive! for IBM Connections has installed correctly, navigate to the following URL in any web browser: http://<your server here>/connections/resources/web/ephox.editlive.connections/verify.html. If the installation has been successful, a confirmation message will be displayed alongside installed version numbers.