Download the IBM Web Interface for Content Management Version 1.0.4

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Abstract

This document describes how to download and install the IBM Web Interface for Content Management Version 1.0 Modification 4 components by using Passport Advantage Online.

Download Description

IBM WEBi is a stand-alone Web client for working with content from multiple content servers. IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 works with IBM Content Manager and IBM Content Manager OnDemand. In addition, you can configure IBM WEBi to search across multiple IBM Content Manager servers, multiple IBM Content Manager OnDemand servers, or a combination of content servers.

Important: You can have only one instance of IBM WEBi on your system unless you are using WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment in a clustered environment.


Space requirements


Downloading the product

  1. From a browser, navigate to the Find Downloads and Media page on the IBM Passport Advantage Online Web site. You must log on to continue.
  2. Select the Find by part number search option under Download finder options.
  3. Search for part number CZC9AML (Windows), CZC9BML (AIX), CZC9CML (Linux), CZC9DML (Linux for System z) and download the image that you want.
  4. Unpack the part into a single, temporary directory on your system.
  5. After you unpack the part, enter wcinstall.bat on Windows or./wcinstall.sh on AIX, Linux, and Linux on System z to begin the installation program.
  6. Follow the instructions in Planning, Installing, and Configuring IBM Web Interface for Content Management to install the product.

Prerequisites

To install IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, you must install the required software on the server where you plan to install IBM WEBi.

To upgrade to IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, you must ensure that you have supported versions of the prerequisite software on the IBM WEBi server. You can upgrade only from IBM WEBi Version 1.0.3.


URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Prerequisites for IBM WEBi - AIX English 10000
Prerequisites for IBM WEBi - Linux English 10000
Prerequisites for IBM WEBi - Linux for System z English 10000
Prerequisites for IBM WEBi - Windows English 10000

Installation Instructions

Select the appropriate link below to go to the instructions for installing IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 or upgrading to IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4.

URL LANGUAGE SIZE(Bytes)
Installing IBM WEBi (IBM Content Manager) English 10000
Upgrading IBM WEBi (IBM Content Manager) English 10000
Installing IBM WEBi (IBM Content Manager OnDemand) English 10000
Upgrading IBM WEBi (IBM Content Manager OnDemand) English 10000

Download package

Download Release Date Language Size Format
26 March 2010 English TBD HTTP
26 March 2010 English TBD HTTP
26 March 2010 English TBD HTTP
26 March 2010 English TBD HTTP


Problems solved

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 APARs

This following section describes all the APARs fixed in IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4.

To search for detailed information about an APAR, enter the APAR number in the Search field at the top of the page. If you cannot find information when you search, the details of the APAR are not available through the product Support Portal.


APAR IO10721: Server names cannot contain special characters

Problem description

When you configure a server in IBM Web Interface for Content Management (IBM WEBi), you cannot use special characters in your server display name.

Server display names cannot contain an ampersand (&), percent sign (%), quotation marks (" "), less than (<), greater than (>), or backslash (\).

Resolution

In IBM WEBi V1.0.4, you can use only the following special characters in your server display name, including:

The following special characters are still restricted:

Important: If you log in to IBM WEBi in silent mode, and your server display name contains an ampersand (&) or at sign (@), you must use the server name, rather than the server display name, for the wc_server parameter.

APAR IO10994: IBM WEBi automatically appends a wildcard character to searches in the Find field

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

IBM Web Interface for Content Management (IBM WEBi) automatically prefixes and appends search criteria that users enter in the Find field with a wildcard character.

For example, if you enter claim in the Find field, IBM WEBi uses %claim% as the search term and returns any results that contain the the word "claim".

Resolution

In IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, you can modify the DesktopConfig.xml file to set the folderSearchExpression parameter to manual. When the parameter is set to manual, IBM WEBi does not add wildcard characters to search terms in the Find field. Users must manually add wildcard characters to search terms.

You must run the run the WEBiconfig update-files script for your changes to take effect. See Updating your IBM WEBi configuration in the information center.

The Sample.OD.DesktopConfig.xml file contains an example of how to modify the DesktopConfig.xml file.

Important: This change is overwritten if you use the IBM WEBi configuration tool. You must update the DesktopConfig.xml file each time you update your IBM WEBi configuration by using the configuration tool.

APAR IO11192: Some IBM Content Manager OnDemand folders cannot be opened on Microsoft Internet Explorer

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

When users access IBM WEBi Version 1.0.3 Fix Pack 1 through Microsoft Internet Explorer, they cannot open all of the IBM Content Manager OnDemand folders to which they have access.

The problem occurs for folders that contain predefined values.

Resolution

In IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, users can open IBM Content Manager OnDemand folders that contain predefined values in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

APAR IO11274: IBM WEBi has cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Problem description

Security scanning software revealed that IBM WEBi was potentially vulnerable to malicious JavaScript attacks.

Resolution

Each cross-site scripting vulnerability that was identified by the security scanning software has been resolved.

APAR IO11279: IBM WEBi creates persistent cookies on users’ workstations

Problem description

Security scanning software revealed that IBM WEBi creates persistent cookies on users’ workstations, which is a potential security vulnerability.

Resolution

In IBM WEBi V1.0.4, you can disable the persistent cookies that are generated by IBM WEBi.

For additional information, see Disabling persistent cookies in the information center.

APAR IO11295: Only the first part of a document with multiple parts is sent as an e-mail attachment

Problem description

IBM Content Manager systems only.

If your IBM Content Manager system contains documents with multiple parts and you send a document with multiple parts as an attachment, you can send only the first part of the item.

Resolution

In IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, you can configure IBM WEBi to convert certain types of documents to PDF files when users send documents by e-mail. If PDF conversion is configured and you send a document with a multiple parts as an attachment, the document is converted to a single PDF file.

For additional information, see Enabling PDF conversion in the information center.

APAR IO11394: IBM WEBi performs slowly when loading folders in the navigation pane

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.3 performs slowly when loading a large number of IBM Content Manager OnDemand folders in the navigation pane.

Resolution

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 loads IBM Content Manager OnDemand folders faster than IBM WEBi Version 1.0.3.

APAR IO11395: Hover help does not display properly for combination controls in the applet viewer

Problem description

For combination controls, such as a text field that has an associated drop-down button, the hover help disappears when you move the cursor between the parts of the control. You have to wait for several seconds for the hover help to reappear.

Resolution

The hover help now persists when you move the cursor across combination controls.

APAR IO11664: IBM WEBi applet viewer cannot display plain text files in documents with multiple parts

Problem description

IBM Content Manager systems only.

If a user opens an IBM Content Manager document in the applet viewer and the document contains multiple parts and one of the parts is a plain text file, IBM WEBi cannot display the document.

Resolution

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 can display documents with multiple parts when one of the parts is a plain text file.

Important: The method that IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 uses to render documents with multiple parts when one of the parts is a plain text file is not consistent with:

The different methods for rendering the document can cause problems if the document contains annotations. For example, if a document with multiple parts contains annotations that were created with another client, such as the eClient, the annotations might render incorrectly or display in the wrong location in IBM WEBi. However, if the annotations are created with the same client that is used to view the document, the annotations will display correctly.

APAR IO11725: PDF documents in landscape mode do not display correctly in the applet viewer

Problem description

If you open a PDF document in the applet viewer and it is displayed in landscape mode, the right side of the document is truncated.

Resolution

In IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, this type of PDF document is not truncated in the applet viewer.

APAR IO11729: IBM WEBi does not display a useful error message when an IBM Content Manager user ID is locked

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

If a user's ID is locked on an IBM Content Manager OnDemand server, the error message that is displayed in IBM Web Interface for Content Management (IBM WEBi) does not accurately explain why the user cannot log in.

Resolution

You can modify the error message that is displayed in IBM WEBi so that it includes the error that occurs on the Content Manager OnDemand server.

Edit the following message in ApplicationResources_nl.properties, where nl is the language code for the help files:

error.exception.ondemand=An error occured with the OnDemand server.

It is recommended that you change the message to:

error.exception.ondemand=An error occured with the OnDemand server. [{0}]

Save your changes to the ApplicationResources_nl.properties and run the WEBiconfig update-files script. See Updating your IBM WEBi configuration in the information center.

APAR IO11730: IBM WEBi does not provide a customizable error page

Problem description

IBM WEBi does not provide a customizable error page. For example, if a user encounters a page not found error or a similar HTTP error, IBM WEBi does not provide a method to create a customized response.

Resolution

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4 provides an error page, error.jsp, that is invoked when users encounter HTTP 400 errors and HTTP 500 errors.

The error page inherits any changes that are made to the IBM WEBi desktop banner.

In addition, the error page can be modified if you need customized error handling.

If you modify error.jsp, you must reapply your changes when you upgrade or reinstall IBM WEBi.

Important: IBM Software Support does not provide support for problems that arise from modifying the error.jsp file.

IBM WEBi relies on HTTP error codes for error handling, so you must enure that any changes to the error.jsp file do not impact IBM WEBi.

APAR IO11804: IBM Content Manager OnDemand folder descriptions are not displayed

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

IBM WEBi Version 1.0.3 Fix Pack 1 does not display IBM Content Manager OnDemand folder descriptions when users hover over folders in the navigation pane.

Resolution

In IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4, when you hover over a folder in the navigation pane, the folder descriptions is displayed.

APAR IO11990: The Monarch RMS plug-in does not support SCS line data

Problem description

IBM Content Manager OnDemand systems only.

The IBM WEBi Monarch RMS plug-in does not support SCS line data documents.

Resolution

The Monarch RMS plug-in now supports SCS line data documents. The OnDemand Web Enablement Kit converts SCS line data to ASCII text prior to sending the document to Monarch RMS.


Known side effects

The following section describes known problems, issues, and restrictions in IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4.


General problems, issues, and restrictions
IBM WEBi might not be compatible with Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) updates
Integration with default e-mail clients in V1.0.4
Limitations when using the PDF Conversion feature
IBM WEBi on Windows Vista in FDCC and Internet Explorer Protected Mode environments
The date-picker does not work properly when you enter unsupported dates
The IBM WEBi help is not available when your Web browser language is a bidirectional language

Installation problems, issues, and restrictions
You cannot highlight the link to the prerequisites document in the installation program
IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 7 might not report an error during IBM WEBi deployment
The shortcut to the Web client is not created when IBM WEBi is installed with WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment
IBM WebSphere Application Server Version 7 might not report an error during IBM WEBi deployment
Some Linux installations fail on new WebSphere Application Server profiles

Configuration problems, issues, and restrictions
The configuration tool does not support multiple date formats

Viewer problems, issues, and restrictions
The applet viewer always matches the case of your search criteria in non-English language documents
The applet viewer does not warn you that you have unsaved changes in the second document when viewing documents side-by-side
Japanese characters in a text file might not be displayed correctly in some viewers
Plain text files without a UTF-8 encoding might not display correctly in the browser viewer
Cannot view documents that are viewed with native applications in Internet Explorer
Applet viewer unresponsive when a dialog is showing a second document is viewed
Performance when using the thin viewer
Labels in some applet viewer windows appear in English
You cannot view a large number of documents at the same time
Insufficient memory when viewing documents
If SSL is enabled, opening documents in the applet viewer results in errors
Annotations that contain national language version characters might not display correctly

Web browser problems, issues, and restrictions
Download properties not working in Internet Explorer
The list of open folders is truncated when the Web client is resized

IBM Content Manager EE problems, issues, and restrictions
RTF files might be rendered differently in IBM DB2 Content Manager V8.4.1 clients
You might not be able to download documents that are 1GB or larger
The directory path is not filled in when you check in a document if the maximum cookie size is reached
IBM WEBi cannot detect whether DB2 Content Manager uses the deferred DLL feature

IBM Content Manager OnDemand problems, issues, and restrictions
OnDemand z/OS line data documents that are e-mailed from IBM WEBi are not readable
Configuring ODWEK 8.4.1 on AIX, Linux, and Linux for System z with IBM WEBi
IBM WEB cannot display more than 22 saved search queries
You might see several corrupted characters and untranslated words when you are logged into a Content Manager OnDemand server
Edit of properties with a fixed value does not display accurately
You might see corrupted characters when viewing OnDemand document properties

IBM Content Integrator problems, issues, and restrictions
You must recreate federated search mappings if a server is deleted from IBM Content Integrator

IBM WEBi programming interface problems, issues, and restrictions
Custom IBM WEBi URLs might not use all of the specified parameters
The URL to launch IBM WEBi from a custom application cannot contain a property display name as part of the search criteria
IBM WEBi does not display an error message the second time that invalid values are provided

Recommendations
Best practices for embedding IBM WEBi functionality in custom applications
Remote access clients for installing and administering IBM WEBi on AIX, Linux, and Linux for System z
Install the latest WebSphere 6.0 JVM

Documentation updates
Updated parameters for the JavaScript interface for embedding IBM WEBi in custom Web applications
Corrections for "Configuring access to IBM WEBi through a proxy server"


Change history

History Date Change
Release March 2010 Created for IBM WEBi Version 1.0.4
Release March 2011 Added additional known problem document links


Technical support

Product support is available on the Web at:

IBM Content Manager OnDemand for Multiplatforms Support Portal

IBM Content Manager OnDemand for z/OS Support Portal

IBM Content Manager OnDemand for i5/OS Support Portal

IBM Content Manager Enterprise Edition Support Portal

IBM Content Manager for z/OS Support Portal

Sizing and capacity planning
The DB2 Content Manager and DB2 Content Manager OnDemand clients have different functionality and performance characteristics, and drive different performance and load characteristics onto their DB2 Content Manager and DB2 Content Manager OnDemand servers. The amount of necessary CPU processing power, RAM, and disk space vary depending on your specific workload and your desired system capacity and performance. To build the best working system that you can test and then move into production, work with the Techline team to identify the necessary requirements by machine. Your IBM Sales representative can contact Techline for you.

Client comparison
The following documents illustrate the similarities and differences between the content management clients, including IBM WEBi, for DB2 Content Manager and DB2 Content Manager OnDemand:

Functionality comparison of DB2 Content Manager V8.4 clients

Functionality comparison of DB2 Content Manager V8.3 clients

Functionality comparison of IBM Content Manager OnDemand clients

Problems (APARS) fixed
IO10721, IO10994, IO11192, IO11274, IO11279, IO11295, IO11394, IO11395, IO11664, IO11725, IO11729, IO11730, IO11804, IO11990

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Document information


More support for:

Content Manager OnDemand for Multiplatforms
WEBi

Software version:

1.0.4

Operating system(s):

AIX, Linux, Linux zSeries, Windows

Reference #:

4025662

Modified date:

2011-03-31

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