Installation worksheet

Use this worksheet to record information that you must supply during the installation process.

The WebSphere Commerce installation requires a number of different user IDs and other information in order to complete the installation.
Information Description Your Value
Local Windows user ID To install WebSphere Commerce, ensure that your Windows user ID adheres to the following requirements:
  • Has Administrator authority and is defined on the machine.
  • Is less than 20 characters in length.
  • The Windows ID cannot start with the # character.
  • The Windows IDs must be defined on the local machine. IDs defined on a Windows domain server are not supported by the WebSphere Commerce Installation wizard.
  • If you want to use DB2 Database with WebSphere Commerce, this user ID must also meet the DB2 Database user ID requirements outlined in DB2 instance owner ID requirements
Windows IDs must be defined on the local machine. IDs that are defined on a Windows domain server are not supported by the WebSphere Commerce installation program. This ID is required to install WebSphere Commerce. This ID is also assigned to start the services for the following WebSphere Commerce components and supporting software during the installation:
  • WebSphere Commerce Configuration Manager server
  • Any WebSphere Application Server services
Non-root WebSphere Commerce user ID For security reasons, it is important to run WebSphere Commerce and all its software stack components as a non-root user that is a member of the Primary Group or Default Group. For more information, see Creating WebSphere Commerce users and groups.
DB2 instance owner ID The operating system user ID that owns the physical database files on the system. This ID must exist before you can install WebSphere Commerce.
The Installation wizard prompts you for the following information:
  • DB2 instance owner ID
  • DB2 instance owner ID password
  • Group to which the DB2 instance owner ID belongs to
  • Full path to the home directory for the DB2 instance owner ID
The database administrator ID and DB2 instance owner ID must meet DB2 instance owner ID requirements.
WebSphere Commerce Site Administrator ID This ID is used to access the WebSphere Commerce tools such as the WebSphere Commerce Accelerator, the Administration Console, and the Organization Administration Console.

This is not an operating system ID. It is recommended that this ID is unique on your system. This ID is created by the WebSphere Commerce Installation wizard.

WebSphere Commerce Site Administrator password WebSphere Commerce requires that the Site Administrator password adhere to the following rules:
  • Must be at least 8 characters in length.
  • Must contain at least one numeric character (0-9).
  • Must contain at least one alphabetic character (a-z, A-Z).
  • Cannot contain four consecutive occurrences of a character.
  • The same character cannot appear more than four times in the password.
Merchant Key The merchant key is used by WebSphere Commerce as an encryption key. You must enter your own key in the Merchant key field when you create an instance. Ensure that the key that you enter is sufficient to protect your site.
The merchant key is a 32 digit hexadecimal number that must meet the following criteria:
  • Must contain at least one numeric character (0-9).
  • Must contain at least one alphabetic character (a-f). Uppercase letters are not valid in the merchant key.
  • Cannot contain four consecutive occurrences of a character.
  • The same character cannot appear more than four times in the merchant key.
Keep a record of the merchant key you entered and keep this copy in a safe place.
System Name Ensure that you log on to your IBM i system as a user with SECOFR class authority.
User Profile The user profile requires the CCSID for the desired installation language of WebSphere Commerce. If you did not create a user profile meeting these requirements, see Creating a user profile for instructions.
Password
Configuration Manager ID This ID is used to access the Configuration Manager client. You do not need to supply this value. configadmin
Configuration Manager password The password for the Configuration Manager ID.
The password must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be at least 8 characters in length.
  • Must contain at least one numeric character (0-9).
  • Must contain at least one alphabetic character (a-z, A-Z).
  • Cannot contain four consecutive occurrences of a character.
  • The same character cannot appear more than four times in the password.
AIXLinuxWindows

DB2 instance owner ID requirements

DB2 requires that the user IDs for database administrators and database users follow these rules:
  • The user ID cannot begin with an underscore (_).
  • The user ID cannot be any of the following words, in upper, lower, or mixed case: USERS, ADMINS, GUESTS, PUBLIC, LOCAL.
  • The user ID cannot begin with any of the following words in upper, lower, or mixed case: IBM, SQL, SYS.
  • AIXLinuxThe user ID cannot be more than 8 characters in length.
  • AIXLinuxThe user ID can contain only the characters a to z and 0 to 9 (uppercase letters are not permitted).
  • WindowsThe user ID cannot be more than 20 characters in length.
  • WindowsThe user ID can contain only the characters A to Z, a to z, 0 to 9.
  • WindowsThe user ID cannot be the same as any Windows service name.
  • WindowsThe user ID must be defined on the local machine, and belong to the Local Administrator's group.
DB2 requires that passwords for database administrators and database users adhere to the following rules:
  • AIXLinuxThe password cannot be more than 8 characters in length.
  • WindowsThe password cannot be more than 14 characters in length.
The default DB2 instance owner IDs that are created during the installation:
  • daswc1
  • db2inst1
  • db2fwc1
AIXLinuxWindows

DB2 database schema user ID requirements

DB2 requires that the DB2 database user ID that is used when you create an instance adheres to the following rules:
  • The user ID must be an existing operating system user ID.
  • The user ID must be defined on the system on which DB2 Universal Database is installed.
  • The user ID must be able to access the database and have the following DB2 Universal Database permissions:
    • createtab
    • binadd
    • connect
  • The user ID must also have permission to create tables in the target table space.