Configuring your Oracle iPlanet web server

Configure the communication between HCL Portal and your Oracle iPlanet web server.


  1. Install and configure the web server plug-in on the system where the web server is located. Use the plug-ins installation wizard that is provided with WebSphere® Application Server. Refer to the following topic for information:
    Important: Depending on how you use the web server, you must adjust the ServerIOTimeout parameter. It defines how long the plug-in must wait for a response from the application. The minimum value is 60 but you must increase this value if you are retrieving data from a database. To update this value, locate and open your plugin-cfg.xml file and set ServerIOTimeout to an appropriate value. For information, read Common questions about the Web server plug-in.
  2. If you are using an Oracle iPlanet web server, some portlets require that you disable the unix-uri-clean or nt-uri-clean directives. Edit the obj.conf file to enable or disable these directives. Refer to the Oracle iPlanet web server documentation to determine the appropriate setting for your environment.
    Note: If you are using Oracle iPlanet web server Version 7, you must disable uri-clean.
  3. Web 2.0 REST features in portal might require an enabled PUT and DELETE method. If your web server has these methods disabled, complete one of the following options:
    • Enable HTTP tunneling to simulate PUT and DELETE requests, which means that POST requests are used instead. See the "Switch for tunneling of HTTP methods" link for information.
    • Follow the instructions for your web server to enable PUT and DELETE requests.
  4. Start the web server.
  5. Optional: If you want to use the short version of vanity URLs, add a rewrite rule to your web server. For more information, read Providing short vanity URLs.