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Figure 3-6 Accessing the portal from a browser
(Optional) Installing the Agent Controller
We did not install the Agent Controller, because in the next steps we will install
WebSphere Studio Application Developer on the same system as WebSphere
Application Server and WebSphere Portal.
Install WebSphere Studio Application Developer
We used CD-ROM number 22 and ran setup.exe from directory \wsad\win to
install WebSphere Studio Application Developer.
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Installing the Portal Toolkit
Doug Phillips wrote an additional paper on installing the Portal Toolkit,
configuring it to use the installed Portal Server for debugging, and developing a
first portlet to test the set-up. This paper, Developing and Debugging Portlets
Using the IBM Portal Toolkit Plug-in for WebSphere Studio Application
Developer, is available at:
Using this paper as our guide we performed the following steps:
Registered userid wpsdebug with the Portal Server.
Stopped WebSphere Application Server.
Used CD-ROM number 18 to run install.bat from directory \PortalToolkit to
install the Portal Toolkit.
Configured the portal server instance in WebSphere Studio, taking note that
on Step 6 of the paper you must un-check the box labelled “Use default
WebSphere deployment directory”, and on Step 13 change to port 9080.
Created MyFirstPorlet, published it to the portal Debug Server, and tested it
by following Steps 1 through 6 in the paper.
Upon completion of these steps the portlet development environment was
installed and configured to debug and test portlets using the WebSphere Portal
Server installed on the Windows 2000 platform. Further information about
developing portlets using WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be found
in the IBM WebSphere Portal Developers Handbook, SG24-6897.
Portlets that have been developed using the portlet development environment
can be exported as Web Application Archive (WAR) files from WebSphere Studio
Application Developer as shown in Figure 3-7 on page 105 — by right-clicking on
the project name, selecting Export WAR, and then transferring the WAR file to
WebSphere Portal running on z/OS for subsequent deployment.