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WARN ! There is a new JigAdmin, working only with JDK1.2 (swing), it is more beautiful and user friendly. If there is a JDK1.2 available for your platform you should download it and run the new JigAdmin. Here is the new JigAdmin documentation.

There are, since Jigsaw 1.0beta, two different ways of administrating your server. The first one is the oldest one and is a per-server administration scheme, using HTML and form-based editors.
The new one is a graphical interface which communicate with an Administration server, called JigAdmin Server. This server can administer multiple Jigsaw servers running on the same machine, provided these servers has been launched at the same time (means by the same java VM), we will call this graphical interface JigAdmin.
Since Jigsaw 2.0alpha, the only way of administrating Jigsaw is JigAdmin.

To use JigAdmin, follow one of these link:

Running JigAdmin

JigAdmin Server

This is very easy in fact. The default configuration files provided both by the upgrade of an earlier Jigsaw or by the default installation are designed to start two server, an instance of Jigsaw and one JigAdmin Server. The default port of JigAdmin Server is 8009. When you start the server with:

java org.w3c.jigsaw.Main

You must see, among the trace,  this output:

JigAdmin[2.0beta2]: serving at http://arachne.inria.fr:8009/

JigAdmin Client

Now that the administration server is running, you can access it with the following command:

java org.w3c.jigadm.Main [-root root] [url]

The default root is your current directory, so if you are in the same directory where you started Jigsaw, you don't need the "-root" option.
If you are running the administration server on the same machine, using the default port 8009, you don't need to provide an URL. The URL is the one of the administration server.

Using JigAdmin


To access the administration server, you need to be authenticated for obvious reasons.
authorization in jigadmin
The realm used to access the server is "admin", the default user is "admin" and the default password is also "admin". After the first authentification, modify the user ot the password or both to avoid unwanted changes to your server!

Now a new frame should popup and you must see this:

jigadm default screen

You are now ready to navigate through the server and configure your servers!

The administration zone

Expand the first node by clicking on the small icon. You must see something like this:

first node expansion

The "control" resource is used to control the server, the control resource of "Root" means that it controls the administration server itself.

The "http-server" resource is the first server administrated by JigAdmin Server. It corresponds to the server with the properties located in http-server.props.

The "realms" resource is used to allow access to the authentification realms used by the server. The "realms" resource of "Root" allows you to edit, modify or add new users to access JigAdmin Server.

The server zone

Expand one of the server node (in the default configuration, you will only have one server to edit: http-server). You must now see something like this:

after expansion of a server node

The "control" resource has the same meaning and same role as in the administration zone.

The "indexers" resource is used to add, delete or edit the indexers of the server. Read more about indexers to understand how to edit them.

The "properties" resource corresponds to the general properties of Jigsaw. It correspond to the old /Admin/Properties directory of the form based editor.

The "realms" resource is also the same as in the administration zone.

The "space" resource correspond to the root resource of your server. Under "space" you will find the resources actually served by Jigsaw. It is the place to go if you want to add, delete or edit resources, add, delete or edit filters and so on.

Note on the tree browser

Navigation helps

To expand or collapse a node, you must click on the icon.
To edit a resource, you must click on the label, the label will become magenta, like this:

selected node

The menu "Admin-Server" has the following capabilities:

How to stop Jigsaw

First of all, DO NOT USE Ctrl-c !  if you don't want to loose your changes.

You must stop the http server first, and then the administration server, for each server select the control node:

http controlsadmin controls
Then you must see this:
control button
For each server click on the Save button and then on the Stop button, your configuration in saved and your server stopped.