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Accessing the WebSphere Message Broker web user interface

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Question

How do I start and log on to the Message Broker web user interface?

Answer

All new brokers that are created in Message Broker V8.0.0.1 have the web UI assigned to port 4414, which is enabled by default. As a result, the web UI is enabled automatically when a new broker is created in V8.0.0.1.
You can disable the web user interface by using the mqsichangeproperties command to change the 'enabled' property of the webadmin component to "false"; by default, it is set to "true". For example:

mqsichangeproperties broker -b webadmin -o server -n enabled -v false

You can change this property either when the broker is stopped or while it is running. If you make changes while the broker is running, they take effect when the broker is restarted.

You can also change the port number for the web user interface by using the mqsichangeproperties command; for example:

mqsichangeproperties broker -b webadmin -o HTTP[S]Connector -n port -v new port

You can change this property only when the broker is running, and the change takes effect when the broker is restarted. Alternatively, you can use the Message Broker Explorer to enable or disable the web user interface, and to change the port number to which it is assigned.

For brokers that were created in Message Broker V8.0.0.0, the web UI is enabled in V8.0.0.1 only if you enabled it in V8.0.0.0. If you created brokers in V8.0.0.0 and did not enable the web UI, it remains disabled for those brokers in V8.0.0.1. The web UI is not enabled automatically for brokers that are migrated from Message Broker V6.1 or V7 to V8.0.0.1.

Web and REST security:

Web and REST security are enabled for brokers that have administration security enabled. You can enable administration security for a broker either when you create it (by using the "-s active" property of the mqsicreatebroker command), or by modifying it using the mqsichangebroker command.

If administration security is enabled, web users can access the web UI only when they have logged on using their web user account. Their access to data and broker resources is controlled by the permissions that have been associated with their role (system user ID). If administration security is not enabled, web users can interact with the web UI without logging on; they interact with the web UI as the 'default' user and can access all data and broker resources.

If administration security is enabled, REST users can access only the data and broker resources for which they are authorized. If administration security is not enabled, all REST requests are unrestricted.

See the WebSphere Message Broker information center for further information about the
web user interface, the REST API, and role-based security.

Product Alias/Synonym

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Document information

More support for: WebSphere Message Broker
Usage

Software version: 8.0.0.1

Operating system(s): AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Reference #: 1606634

Modified date: 16 August 2012


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