Setting the search user ID | HCL Digital Experience

If you work with EJB on a secure server, you need to set the search user ID on the remote search server.

Before you begin

Ensure that your SearchAdminUser alias matches your HCL Digital Experience administrator information. Complete the following steps to view or change the information that is stored in your SearchAdminUser alias:
  1. Log in to the WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Security > Global security.
  3. In the Authentication section, click Java Authentication and Authorization Service > J2C authentication data.
  4. Edit the SearchAdminUser alias.
  5. Update the user ID and/or password to match your HCL Digital Experience administrator information.
  6. If you are working in a clustered environment, you must synchronize the nodes of your cluster. To synchronize the nodes of your cluster, complete the following steps:
    1. Log on to the Deployment Manager.
    2. Go to System Administration > Nodes.
    3. Select the nodes to synchronize from the list.
    4. Click Full Resynchronize.
  7. Restart the portal servers.

About this task

In a remote search environment, the remote search server must be configured for the same LDAP as HCL Digital Experience.


  1. Open the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Applications > Application Types > WebSphere enterprise applications.
  3. Locate the application PSEStandalone.
  4. Enter this application and click Security roles to user/group mapping.
  5. Select the role SearchUser and click Map users.
  6. On the portal that accesses the EJB, search for the user ID that is set as the WebSphere Application Server Admin User. For example, you can find this ID by using the following procedure:
    1. Open the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console.
    2. Click Global Security > Federated LDAP registry.
    3. Determine the primary administrative user ID.
  7. To continue installing remote search service manually, proceed by the following steps:
    1. Return to the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console of the machine where the EJB is installed.
    2. Type the name that you found as the user ID in a previous step as the search string and click Search. As a result, the user ID and its configuration parameters are displayed in the Available box.
    3. Add this user ID to the Selected box by clicking the double-angled bracket > > button.
    4. Click OK to save your updates.
    5. Restart the WebSphere Application Server on which the PSEStandalone is installed.