Requirements

The Web Author has the following software and hardware requirements.

Web Author Client requirements

The machine that runs the Web Author Client requires the following software:

  • Internet browser:
    • On Windows:
      • Internet Explorer 8.x and up
      • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and up
      • Safari 5.1 and up
      • Google Chrome
    • On Linux:
      • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and up
  • Oracle Java JRE 1.7.0_51 and up
    Note: Because of an issue in Java 1.7.0_55, the Web Author is not supported on Java 1.7.0_55.

CMS Application Server requirements

The machine that runs the CMS Application Server has the following requirements:
Hardware requirements Software requirements
  • Quad-core (hyper threading does not count)
  • 8 GB of RAM minimum
  • Java JDK 1.7.0_51+

Web Author Application requirements

The machine that runs the Web Author Application has the following requirements:
Hardware requirements Software requirements
  • Dual-core (hyper threading does not count)
  • 2 GB of RAM minimum
  • Java JRE 1.7.0_51+

Creating a service user

IXIASOFT recommends that you create a service user dedicated to the DITA CMS components (for example, CMSServiceUser). This service user account will be used to access the different DITA CMS components, such as the Web Author components, the Output Generator, the TEXTML Server, etc.