Lotus® Expeditor Server provides application management services and application connectors for the Lotus Expeditor Client. System Administrators can use the server application management services to deploy, configure and maintain applications running on the Lotus Expeditor Client. Server application connectors are provided to enable client applications to securely perform assured transactions and database synchronization with Enterprise applications and data. An integrated installation and configuration program is provided to deliver these services.
Lotus Expeditor is a client middleware framework and tooling platform that enables connection, independent delivery, and management of applications and services. Because Lotus Expeditor extends the WebSphere® programming model by providing Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE) services and Web Services to clients, you can move key components of your applications to the client. The client accesses enterprise data maintained on the server by using standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and services. End users benefit from improved application response time because applications perform business operations locally on the client. As a result, network traffic might be reduced between clients and servers. Mobile end users can continue to productively use their applications even when they are at a location that does not have network connectivity, such as a customer site.
When you use the Lotus Expeditor middleware framework in conjunction with Expeditor Server you can:
- Extend existing applications to new users, customers, and partners while utilizing current programming skills.
- Dynamically deploy, update, and maintain software on devices over a wireless connection.
- Access applications whether the device is connected, disconnected, or occasionally connected.
- Leverage standards-based middleware to connect applications to enterprise e-business applications.
Expeditor Server and supported clients provide a development environment for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and enterprise application developers to develop workforce mobile applications. The Lotus Expeditor solution enables you to start small and simple with the ability to deploy a robust set of mobile applications over time. Advanced features enable you to upgrade to a pilot or production environment that supports a larger number of client users.
Introducing Expeditor Server: XPD621
This topic introduces Expeditor Server, the corresponding Lotus Expeditor, and the end-to-end access services provided by these products.
Planning for deployment: XPD621
This topic explains how to plan your Expeditor Server environment.
Installing Expeditor Server: XPD621
This topic provides instructions on how to install and configure Expeditor Server and prerequisite software.
Migrating from Lotus Expeditor Server 6.1.x to 6.2: XPD621
This topic provides instructions for Lotus Expeditor Server 6.1.x users to migrate from an operational Lotus Expeditor Server 6.1 deployment to a Lotus Expeditor Server 6.2 system.
Configuring Expeditor Server: XPD621
This topic describes how to update your server configuration.
Administering Expeditor Server: XPD621
This topic describes how to administer Expeditor Server. Expeditor Server administration tasks include starting and stopping the servers and administering users and groups.
Securing Expeditor Server: XPD621
To protect data transferred between the Expeditor Server and clients, the HTTP server, the application server, and the Lotus Expeditor Client must be secure. Security is not enabled on your servers by default. This topic describes how to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security on IBM® HTTP Server and WebSphere Application Server. For more information or other implementations, see your HTTP server and WebSphere Application Server documentation.
This topic contains high-level information on tuning Lotus Expeditor Server component settings to improve performance.
Expeditor Client Management 1.0 information: XPD621
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This topic provides reference information designed to help you find additional documentation about Expeditor Server and related products.