Integrating ALBPM 6.0 with Subversion

As you all may know, the AquaLogic BPM Studio 6.0 was built on top of the Eclipse platform. Because of this, many of the plugins that are available for Eclipse, can be used with ALBPM Studio. We created a video to show you how easy it is to use the automatic update feature of Eclipse to connect ALBPM with one of the more popular version control systems out there, Subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org/). In this video, we are installing a plugin called Subversive (...


Deploying Publisher in Production

There is a major change that you need to make to the configuration of Publisher before deploying it into production and it is a change that is overlooked in a lot of ALUI deployments. When you install Publisher, it is not set up to use as much memory as a production instance of Publisher should use. Making this change is easy though, as the recommended configuration settings are actually in the config files, but are commented out. In order to make the change, open up the service.conf file in the ptcs/6.x/settings/config directory and find the following section:

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Cool Tools Part VI: BareTail

Do you look at a lot of log files during the course of a day? Are you sick of closing and reopening files in NotePad and EditPlus to see the changes reflected in those files? Do you wish there was an easy way to see things in log files that you care about? If so, then this "Cool Tool" is for you...

BareTail allows you to have multiple text files open at the same time and it auto refreshes the text files as new entries are added to it. You can even specify custom highlighting so that important information from the log files is immediately visible to you. In the screen shot below, I was...


Potential Issues with 6.1 MP1 Upgrade

There are two major issues with the 6.0-6.1MP1 upgrade path that I encountered that you need to be aware of. I don't know if these issues happen all the time, but it happened to me enough and on a variety of different environments that I thought it would be worth passing along. One of these issues will present itself immediately, while the other issue you might not realize for a while.

The first issue lies with the configuration files related to the search server. After you run the installer to do the upgrade, make sure you check the following files before trying to start the...


Changing SSO Settings

I was recently at a client site who was having problems with their Single Sign-On Settings. They were using RSA ClearTrust with ALUI running behind WebLogic 8.1 and were seeing performance issues related to SSO. We started troubleshooting the problem by looking at a combination of RSA settings, the portalconfig.xml, and various settings on Apache and WebLogic.

The first thing that we found, which is a common best practice that is avoided, was that the whole portal application was protected by SSO instead of just the SSOServlet. When SSO is enabled in the portal, the first thing the...


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