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Changing the ports used for WebSphere Commerce tools

In the Instance creation wizard, you can specify the WebSphere Commerce tools ports to be different from the default values (8000, 8002, 8004, 8006). You can change the tools ports after the instance creation.

WebSphere Commerce DeveloperNote: Changing ports on WebSphere Commerce Developer is not recommended and is not supported. WebSphere Commerce Developer has its own integrated HTTP service and if you change port numbers, you might encounter some unpredicted issues on the storefront.


  1. Start Configuration Manager.
  2. From the list of instances, expand the instance for which you want to change the tools ports.
  3. Expand Instance Properties and click WebServer.
  4. Change the port values in fields listed in the following table, depending on which ports you want to change:
    WebSphere Commerce tool Field Default port
    WebSphere Commerce Accelerator WC Accelerator Port 8000
    Administration Console WC Admin Port 8002
    Organization Administration Console WC OrgAdmin Port 8004
    WebSphere Commerce Preview WC Preview port 8006
    WebSphere Commerce Preview WC Preview port 8007
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Exit Configuration Manager.
  7. If you have a remote Web server, copy the WebSphere Application Server Web server plug-in configuration file from the WebSphere Commerce machine to the remote Web server. For instructions, refer to Copying the plugin-cfg.xml file to Web server.
  8. WebSphere Commerce EnterpriseSolarisWebSphere Commerce ProfessionalWindows For Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 4 users, create a virtual server for the new ports. Ensure that the new virtual server is SSL enabled.
  9. WebSphere Commerce EnterpriseWebSphere Commerce ProfessionalWindows For Microsoft IIS users, change the port values to match the new port values for the tools.
  10. Start WebSphere Commerce.
  11. Restart the Web server.