Opening the Administration Console

Users with Site Administrator access can open the Administration Console.

Restriction:

Many administrative functions in WebSphere Commerce Version 8.0 are impacted by browser limitations imposed by legacy HCL Commerce administration tools.

The affected tools include:
  • WebSphere Commerce Organization Administration Console
  • WebSphere Commerce Administration Console
  • WebSphere Commerce Accelerator
These legacy tools incur restrictive end-user browser limitations, requiring either:
  • A Microsoft Windows operating system and the Internet Explorer web browser configured for compatibility mode;
  • Google Chrome with a third-party extension, IE Tab, designed to emulate legacy Internet Explorer behavior.

Before you begin

On the workstation where you are using the Administration Console, set up the display:
  • Set the screen area to a minimum of 1024 x 768 pixels.
  • Set the color depth to a minimum of 256 colors.

Also, disable or remove any pop-up blocking software. Pop-up blocking software prevents the display of the Administration Console.

Procedure

  1. Ensure that you have Site Administrator access.
  2. Start the Administration Console:
    • Access the following web address in your browser: https://host_name:8002/adminconsole

      where host_name is the fully-qualified WebSphere Commerce web server host name. The host name may be a virtual host name on the web server

    • WebSphere Commerce Developer
      1. Ensure you have started WebSphere Commerce within WebSphere Commerce development environment.
      2. Access the following web address in your browser: https://host_name/webapp/wcs/admin/servlet/ToolsLogon?XMLFile=adminconsole.AdminConsoleLogon

        where host_name is the fully-qualified WebSphere Commerce development environment web server host name. The host name may be a virtual host name on the web server.

  3. Log onto the Administration Console, as follows:
    1. From the Logon page, type your Administration Console logon user name and password.

      WebSphere Commerce Developer The default user name and password are both wcsadmin.

    2. Click Log On. If you are authorized to work with more than one store or language, the Administration Console Site/Store Selection page displays. If you are authorized to work with a single store and language, the Administration Console home page displays. Tasks that you are authorized to perform display in the Administration Console home page.
    3. From the Administration Console Site/Store Selection page, select the Site or Store radio buttons.
    4. If you selected Site, then Click OK and the Site Administration Console home page displays. If you selected Store, then you can choose the store name and language from the Name and Language drop-down lists. Then Click OK to display the Administration Console home page.