To create feeds from an IBM® FileNet® P8 repository, you must configure both the IBM WebSphere® Application Server (WAS) server that is running FileNet and the WAS server that is included with MashupHub.
Before you begin
Supported application server and Content Manager version: IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS), version 6.1.x, running IBM FileNet P8, Version 4.5.x
The MashupHub server includes WAS, version 126.96.36.199, but the server running FileNet must be version 6.1.x.
About this task
To configure the WAS server support for FileNet repository feeds:
- On the WebSphere Application Server that is running FileNet, open ports 2809 and 9100 (or the corresponding ones if the default ports have been changed). If the server uses an LDAP user registry, open port 389.
- Verify that the MashupHub WebSphere Application Server can access the FileNet WebSphere Application Server by its hostname without domain information. For example myhost, instead of myhost.domain.com. If the MashupHub server cannot access the FileNet server (for example, if the FileNet server is not on the same intranet), add an entry for the FileNet server in the MashupHub server's host file.
- Configure shared Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) keys on both the FileNet WebSphere Application Server and the MashupHub WebSphere Application Server. To share LTPA keys, you first you export the keys from one server, and then you import them on the other server. As a result, both servers should have the same LTPA keys.
- Export the LTPA keys. Follow the steps for exporting keys in the WebSphere information center topic: Exporting Lightweight Third Party Authentication keys.
- Import the LTPA keys. Follow the steps for importing the keys in the WebSphere information center topic: Importing Lightweight Third Party Authentication keys.
- Disable automatic generation of LTPA keys on both the FileNet WebSphere Application Server and the MashupHub WebSphere Application Server. Follow the steps in the WebSphere information center topic: Disabling automatic generation of Lightweight Third Party Authentication keys.
- Configure both servers to share the same user registry (typically, an LDAP registry).
What to do next
To connect to the FileNet repository, users need the following information:
- Username and password for the FileNet repository.
- The FileNet P8 engine URL.
- The FileNet Object Store for users to explore.
- The Workplace URL. A browser-based address for the FileNet Workplace (or WorkplaceXT) Web application.
Parent topic: Configuring enterprise Content Manager servers for feeds: imc3