Install the Web Author Application

The next step is to install the Web Author Application.

To install the Web Author Application:

  1. Stop the Tomcat service.
  2. Copy the webauthor/webauthor.war file provided in the IXIASOFT Web Author package to the following directory:
    %TomcatDir%/webapps
    Where %TomcatDir% is the location of the Tomcat installation. For example:
    C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\webapps (Windows)
    /opt/tomcat6/webapps  (Linux)
  3. In the %TomcatDir%/conf directory, create a webauthor directory.
    For example:
    C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\conf\webauthor (Windows)
    /opt/tomcat6/conf/webauthor (Linux)
    This ensures that the configuration files do not get erased every time you redeploy the Web Author Application.
    Note: The name of the directory must match the name of the war file. By default, this will be webauthor. But if you rename the .war file—for example, to install multiple instances of the Web Author Application—make sure that the directory created matches the new file name (without the .war extension).
  4. Copy the following files (provided in the IXIASOFT Web Author package) to the directory created in the previous step (for example, %TomcatDir%/conf/webauthor/):
    • webauthor/webconfig.xml
    • webauthor/log4j.properties