Using the Confluence connector installation wizardAdded by IBM | Edited by IBM on March 15, 2012 | Version 4 (Show original)
|Install the IBM® Connections Connector for Confluence to bring wiki capabilities and collaboration functionality to your communities. You must run the installer on the server hosting the Communities application.
Install the IBM
® Connections Connector for Confluence to bring wiki capabilities and collaboration functionality to your communities. You must run the installer on the server hosting the Communities application.
Before you begin
If you are installing the Confluence connector as a non-root user, you must first edit the install.ini
file as follows:
In the second line of the file, change admin to nonadmin.
Save your changes and close the file.
- Open the install.ini file from the following location:
- Download the IBM Connections Connector for Confluence from the IBM Connections catalog, which you can access from the following web site:
- From the Connector Install Directory, open the confluence directory, and run the executable file to launch the installation wizard for your deployment:
In the Welcome panel, click Next to continue.
Review and accept the license agreement by selecting I accept the terms in the license agreement.
In the Connector Configuration Settings panel, enter the following information to configure the connector:
- Linux or Linux on System z®:
- Microsoft Windows:
|Confluence server host name||Host name of the Confluence server.|
For example: confluence.example.com
|Confluence server port||Port to connect to the Confluence application.|
For example: 9080
|Confluence server SSL port||Port to connect to the Confluence application over SSL. If SSL is not configured, then leave this field blank.|
For example: 9443
|Confluence username attribute||The LDAP attribute used as the login ID for the Confluence server. This specifies that a user's email address is the login ID for the Confluence server. When performing member synchronization between Communities and Confluence, the plug-in performs an LDAP lookup to get the LDAP attribute specified in the username attribute to add or remove users on the Confluence server identified by the username attribute.|
For example: mail
|Confluence server base URI||Confirm that the baseUri of the Confluence server is "/confluence", that is, http://www.example.com/confluence. If not, remove /confluence so that the field is empty, which would mean that the URL to the Confluence server is http://www.example.com.|
|Confluence API base URI||This should remain unchanged.|
|J2C authentication user name||Name of the user that will manage the Confluence Wiki.|
For example: confadmin
|J2C authentication password||Password of the J2C authentication user.|
|LDAP directory host name||Host name of the LDAP server shared by the Confluence and IBM Connections servers.|
For example: ldap.example.com
|LDAP Directory Port||Port used to connect to the LDAP server.|
For example: 389
|LDAP bind user authentication alias||The authentication alias created for the LDAP Bind User in the Set up Authentication Aliases section of the pre-installation tasks. The node name is prepended to the alias name in the IBM WebSphere® Application Server administration console. If your LDAP server does not require a bind user, leave the ldapBindEntry value blank.|
For example: WasNode01/ldapBind
Click Next to continue.
In the Connector Install Destination panel, enter information in the following fields:
|IBM Connections install home directory||The directory where IBM Connections is installed.|
For example: C:\IBM\LotusConnections
|Connector libraries install location||Specify the WEB-INF\lib directory for the Communities application as the location where the connector libraries will be installed.|
For example: <WAS_HOME>\profiles\<PROFILE_NAME>\installedApps\<CELL_NAME>\Communities.ear\comm.web.war\WEB-INF\lib where:
- <WAS_HOME> is the directory where WebSphere Application Server is installed.
- <PROFILE_NAME> is the name of the WebSphere Application Server profile where the Communities application is installed.
- <CELL_NAME> is the name of the WebSphere Application Server cell where the Communities application is installed.
|Connector configuration install location||Specify the LotusConnections-config directory at the WebSphere Application Server cell level as the location to install the connector configuration files.|
For example: <WAS_HOME>\profiles\<PROFILE_NAME>\config\cells\<CELL_NAME>\LotusConnections-config where:
- <WAS_HOME> is the directory where WebSphere Application Server is installed
- <PROFILE_NAME> is the name of the WebSphere Application Server profile where the Communities application is installed
- <CELL_NAME> is the name of the WebSphere Application Server cell where the Communities application is installed
Click Next to continue.
Review the summary information that you have entered. To make changes, click Back. To finalize the installation, click Next.
Review the result of the installation, and click Finish to complete the installation wizard.
Restart the WebSphere Application Server.
What to do next
After installing the Confluence connector, you might want to enable trusted feeds from the Confluence server to Communities. For more information, see Configuring the AJAX proxy for a specific application
After running the installation wizard, there are a number of steps that you need to perform to complete the networked installation. See Completing the installation of the Confluence connector
for more information.
Parent topic: Installing the IBM Connections Connector for Confluence
Completing the installation of the Confluence connector
Installing the Confluence connector from a console
Uninstalling the Confluence connector
Configuring the AJAX proxy for a specific application