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App Studio connects to a WebFOCUS environment in order to create and process requests.
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, use port 8080 when accessing Tomcat in a web browser or through App Studio. When using Tomcat with IIS, you normally do not go through port 8080 when running App Studio, but you can go to this port to ensure Tomcat is running and configure Tomcat.
The Tomcat home page should appear. If it does not, Tomcat may still be loading. Wait a few minutes and try again.
The WebFOCUS web application is installed with App 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 App 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.
If the WebFOCUS Sign In page does not appear, ensure that your web server is started. If the web server is started and this page does not appear, you may need to manually configure the web server, as explained in Configuring the Web Server or Application Server.
The WebFOCUS Administration Console opens, as shown in the following image.
Using this console, you can edit various configuration settings. Information about the various settings in this console can be found by clicking Help. The WebFOCUS Administration Console contains a verification tool to further test the configuration.
A page similar to the following image appears on the right with a list of tests. The list varies depending on your license and configuration. For a Tomcat standalone configuration, the Web/App Server tests may not appear.
Additional verification tools are discussed in Troubleshooting App Studio.
Note: The WebFOCUS Administration Console does not have its own authentication mechanism, and by default, none is used. If you wish to set authentication for the console, you can choose to do it through the WebFOCUS Reporting Server or the web server. For more information, see the WebFOCUS Security and Administration manual.