Verifying Developer Studio

In this section:

Developer Studio connects to a WebFOCUS environment in order to create and process reports.

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Web and/or Application Server Verification

How to:

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.

Procedure: How to Start Apache Tomcat or Microsoft IIS
  1. Open the Services window by opening the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, and then Services.
  2. Right-click Apache Tomcat and/or IIS Admin Service and choose Start, Stop, or Restart. For IIS, also make sure the World Wide Web Publishing Service is started.


    • If you install Tomcat with Developer Studio, the Tomcat service starts automatically with Windows. If you want to change this behavior, right-click Apache Tomcat in the Services window, choose Properties, and change the Startup type to Manual. However, be sure to start Tomcat before starting Developer Studio.
    • A WebFOCUS 81 Server for Developer Studio service appears in the Services windows. However, you should not start this server from here. This WebFOCUS Reporting Server cannot run as a service or with security OPSYS until you configure security, as explained in Configuring the Local Reporting Server Security.

Procedure: How to Verify the Web Server

After starting or restarting your web server, confirm that it is running by accessing it through a browser.

Procedure: How to Verify the WebFOCUS Web Application Deployment

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.

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Developer Studio Web Server Configuration Verification Tool

How to:

A verification tool is installed along with Developer Studio as part of the WebFOCUS Administration Console.

Procedure: How to Run the Verification Tool
  1. Ensure that Tomcat and/or IIS are started.
  2. From the Windows Start menu, select All Programs, Information Builders, WebFOCUS 81 Developer Studio, WebFOCUS Developer Studio Utilities, and then click Configuration Verification Utility.

    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.

    WebFOCUS Sign In page

    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.

  3. Sign in using an administrator user ID. The initial default user name and password is admin.

    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.

    WebFOCUS Client test results page

  4. Review the test results and troubleshoot accordingly.

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.