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Developer Studio connects to a WebFOCUS environment in order to create and process reports.
If Tomcat is configured for you, you should restart it to ensure all settings are correct. If you are using Tomcat with IIS, you should restart IIS as well.
After starting or restarting your web server, confirm that it is running by accessing it through a browser.
When using Tomcat standalone, you use port 8080 when accessing Tomcat in a web browser or through Developer Studio. When using Tomcat with IIS, you normally do not go through port 8080 when running Developer Studio, but you can go to this port to ensure that Tomcat is running and to configure Tomcat.
The Tomcat home page should appear, as shown in the following image.
If the home page does not appear, Tomcat may still be loading. Wait a few minutes and try again.
The WebFOCUS web application is installed with Developer Studio in:
If you chose the automatic configuration option, Tomcat is configured to access the expanded Webapps\webfocus directory when it receives a request for
If you are using IIS with Tomcat, then IIS receives the request for /ibi_apps and passes that request to Tomcat.
You should test this by going to the default WebFOCUS Sign In page. If you are not using the default ports, substitute accordingly.
The WebFOCUS Sign In page should display, by default. If you have previously signed in to WebFOCUS, the Business Intelligence Portal displays.
A WebFOCUS Sign In page that fails to display, is an indication that the web and/or application server may not be running, or the WebFOCUS environment is not configured properly.
A verification tool is installed along with Developer Studio as part of the WebFOCUS Administration Console.
If you are using Apache Tomcat standalone, you can also go to:
For IIS with Tomcat, you can go to:
The WebFOCUS Sign In page opens, as shown in the following image.
Note: If you are already signed in to the Administration Console, the test results page displays, as shown in the image following step 3.
If the WebFOCUS Sign In page or the results test page do not display, ensure that your web server is started. If the web server is started and these pages do not display, you may need to manually configure the web server, as explained in Configuring the Web Server or Application Server.
A page similar to the following image displays on the right with a list of tests. The list varies depending on your license and configuration. For a Tomcat stand-alone configuration, the web and/or application server tests may not display.
Additional verification tools are discussed in Troubleshooting Developer Studio.
Note: The WebFOCUS Administration Console does not have its own authentication mechanism and by default, none is used. If you wish to secure the console, the IBIWFC_Authentication setting is accessible on the Startup Parameters page, under Configuration. See the WebFOCUS Security and Administration manual for more information. Setting authentication to this console may require additional authentication when using Developer Studio.