Tuesday Dec 04, 2007

Updated OpenSSO FAQ

I took a moment last week to update the OpenSSO FAQ Center. The only question I have now is...

Friday Nov 30, 2007

OpenSSO Build 2 and Glassfish: Ready to Go

Today I installed Glassfish, Sun's open source application server, and OpenSSO Build 2, Sun's open source access manager server. I used a machine running Solaris 10. Glassfish uses either JDK 1.5 or 1.6 so I added /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.5.0/bin to the path property in my .profile file. Additionally, I set my JAVA_HOME to /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.5.0. Seven months back, I installed Glassfish and it was pretty easy although there were some caveats. Today, there were no caveats. Deploying the OpenSSO WAR, as has been the case, was a cool drink of water.
  1. Using a browser, download glassfish-installer-v2-b58g.jar from https://glassfish.dev.java.net/downloads/v2-b58g.html.
  2. Using the command line, extract the file using:

    java -Xmx256m -jar glassfish-installer-v2-b58g.jar

    This created a glassfish directory with everything inside. I liked this. So many times I have extracted a JAR to find files flying all over the place.
  3. Change into the glassfish directory.
  4. Run the following commands:

    chmod -R +x lib/ant/bin

    lib/ant/bin/ant -f setup.xml
  5. After a successful build, change to the root directory and start the default domain:

    glassfish/bin/asadmin start-domain domain1
  6. Using a browser, verify the server is running by accessing http://machine.domain:8080.

    You should get a Server Running page.
  7. Login to Glassfish as admin (PW: adminadmin) by accessing the console at https://machine.domain:4848.
  8. Back on the command line, make an opensso directory and change into it.
  9. Using a browser, download Build 2. (This latest stable build will be at this location next week.)
  10. Back on the command line, unzip the zip.
  11. In the Glassfish console, click Web Applications on the left side.
  12. On the right side, click Deploy..., browse for opensso.war, and click OK.

    The WAR will be deployed.
  13. When finished, click Launch.

    The following screen is displayed.

  14. I chose Simple which, in turn, displayed this screen:

  15. Enter the default amAdmin password: admin123 and press Configure.

    The configuration screen is displayed. I clicked View Process Log and watched:

  16. I was too excited to wait five seconds so I clicked to get the login page at http://machine.domain:8080, typed in my credentials and was ready to go...as Republica was, back in the day.

    This is the overseas version, not the US remix with ridiculous overdubbed guitars that sounds like Paris Hilton's wonky left eye looks.

Friday May 18, 2007

Installing Glassfish on Solaris 10

I just finished installing Glassfish on Solaris 10 and it was easy once I got past the ant snafu. Here is what I did for those interested.

  • Here is the page from which I downloaded the Glassfish JAR.
  • The instructions on this page work EXCEPT for number 4. ant was not executable for its own particular reason so I had to make it executable.

    cd /glassfish/lib/ant/bin

    NOTE: The directory path to ant on the instruction page is not the directory path I had. /bin was left off so check your path.

    From the /glassfish/lib/ant/bin directory, run:

    chmod +x ant

    This will make ant executable. NOW do step 4:

    ./ant -f /glassfish/setup.xml

    NOTE: I was still in the bin directory when I ran the command.

  • Here is the procedure to start the Glassfish server.

    UPDATE: Had to update this step which failed today. I got the following error message:

    /var/appserver/domains is not a directory

    when I ran:

    asadmin start-domain domain1

    and found this bug in the archives. So I did the following before running asadmin command.
    1. mkdir /var/appserver (I didn't have to do this but maybe you do.)
    2. mkdir /var/appserver/domains
    3. asadmin create-domain --domaindir /var/appserver/domains --adminport 4848 --instanceport 8080 --adminuser admin domain1

      I see:

      Please enter the admin password>
      Please enter the admin password again>
      Please enter the master password>
      Please enter the master password again>
      Using default port 7676 for JMS.
      Using default port 3700 for IIOP.
      Using default port 8181 for HTTP_SSL.
      Using default port 3820 for IIOP_SSL.
      Using default port 3920 for IIOP_MUTUALAUTH.
      Using default port 8686 for JMX_ADMIN.
      Domain domain1 created.

      admin password is adminadmin

      master password is changeit

      Now I run:

      asadmin start-domain domain1

      and move on to confirmation.
  • Here is the procedure to confirm the Glassfish server is running.
  • Here is the procedure to log in to the Glassfish server console.

And I'm in. I'll be installing OpenSSO in Glassfish next and I'll let you know how that goes.




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