Generating Security identifiers for an existing FileNet deployment

You need to generate Security Identifiers (SID) values for installing IBM® Connections Content Manager with an existing FileNet® deployment.

About this task

A Security Identifier (SID) is an internal ID used within Connections Content Manager and FileNet. This internal ID is used to reference a user in some areas of configuration. Specifically, you will need SIDs when setting up anonymous access, configuring indexing, and configuring the Activity Stream for CCM Events. Follow these instructions if you had chosen to install Connections Content Manager with an existing FileNet® deployment.


  1. On the Connections system, create a directory to hold the JARs you will copy from the FileNet® side.
    For example:
    • Windows: C:\CPEFiles
    • Linux, AIX®: /CPEFiles
  2. Copy the Jace.jar and log4j.jar files from the FileNet® Content Platform Engine deployment.
  3. Place these JAR files into a subdirectory called lib in the directory you previously created
    For example:
    • Windows: C:\CPEFiles\lib
    • Linux, AIX®: /CPEFiles/lib
  4. Edit and save the generateSID.bat|.sh script file by updating the line containing the CE_HOME variable to refer to the directory you created in step #1.
    For example:
    • Windows: set CE_HOME=C:/CPEFiles
    • Linux, AIX®: export CE_HOME=/CPEFiles
  5. Open a command line console and change directory to <Connections_HOME>.
  6. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable if it has not already been defined.
    For example:
    • Windows: set JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\java
    • Linux, AIX: export JAVA_HOME=/opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/java
  7. Run the following command to generate the SID value for an associated username:
    • Windows: generateSID.bat
    • Linux, AIX®:
    You will be asked for the following inputs:
    • Hostname the Content Platform Engine application (FileNetEngine) is running on
    • Port number the Content Platform Engine application (FileNetEngine) is listening on
    • Domain admin username
    • Domain admin password
    • Username you desire to generate the SID for
    Once these inputs have been collected the program will return the SID value.