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
      Note: Chrome is not supported.
    • On Linux:
      • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and up
  • Java JRE 1.7.0_51, 1.7.0-80 and up, or Java 1.8.20 and up

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 or 1.7.0-80 and up (Java 1.8 is not supported), 64-bit

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, 1.7.0-80 and up, or Java 1.8.20 and up

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.