By default, the Search index is stored in a path that is read from an IBM WebSphere
® Application Server variable. This variable can be updated to change the location of the Search index. For example, customers using Linux
® or AIX
® might want to do this in order to move their index location to a directory that is mounted on a larger partition. For more information about moving the Search index, see Changing the location of the Search index
Configuring dictionaries for Search
The Search application provides globalization support by using different dictionaries for different languages. Each dictionary file must be enabled in the Search configuration file before indexing. By default, only the English language dictionary is enabled during installation.
Changing the location of the Search index
By default, the Search index is stored in the search/index
subdirectory of the IBM
Connections data directory defined at install time, for example, on Linux
. This location can be changed by editing the IBM WebSphere
Application Server variable, SEARCH_INDEX_DIR.
Configuring J2C authentication for Search
When you install IBM
Connections, the installation wizard automatically configures authentication and authorization for each application. Crawling content for indexing occurs over an internal REST API interface, and the credentials used are retrieved from the connectionsAdmin J2C authentication alias that is configured during installation. The user ID from the credentials is also added to the search-admin J2EE role for each application. If you want to further secure the IBM
Connections environment, you can override this authentication alias on an application-by-application basis.
Search and globalization
You can configure globalization settings to enable users to perform accent-insensitive searches. Search globalization settings are disabled by default.