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Install on Linux or Unix

The installation of Tiny Editors for HCL Connections on Linux, Unix is automated using a shell script.

Before you begin:

  • Determine the host_name of the server hosting HCL Connections™.
  • Get user access as the HCL Connections installer or higher administrative permissions, on both:

    • The host server.
    • The WebSphere Application Server Console.
  • Determine the Connections paths (customization_path and provision_path).

    1. Log in to the web interface of the WebSphere Application Server Console.

      The default address is: https://host_name:9043/ibm/console

    2. Expand Environment and click the WebSphere variables link.

      WebSphere Variables link

    3. Find the CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH in the variables list and record the value which will be referred to as customization_path from this point.

      Connections customization path variable

    4. Find the CONNECTIONS_PROVISION_PATH in the variables list and record the value which will be referred to as provision_path from this point.

      Connections provision path variable

  • Attention: We strongly recommend:

  • Setting up SSH key access to the Connections host server.

  • Using a local SSH agent to avoid password prompts when logging in via SSH. The following script makes numerous connections, and connection prompts for a password if SSH keys are not used.

  • Run the script located in the root directory of the Tiny Editors for HCL Connections package as follows:

    ./ user@host\_name customization\_path provision\_path/webresources 


    Remember to append /webresources to the provision_path in the above command.

    Note: This command will automatically backup any existing configuration it finds in

    • customization_path/javascript/tiny/editors/connections
    • customization_path/javascript/ephox/editors/connections
    • customization_path/javascript/ephox/editlive/connections If a backup of configurations is not required, run the install script with the optional --no-backup parameter, e.g.:
    ./ --no-backup user@host\_name customization\_path provision\_path/webresources
    ./ root@p-ce-conncr5-01 /shared_content/customization /shared_content/provision/webresources
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    Installing Tiny Editors for HCL Connections to root@p-ce-conncr5-01
    Note: We recommend setting up ssh key access otherwise this process will prompt for the ssh password several times.
    Deploying editor to /shared_content/provision/webresources
    sending incremental file list
    .d..t...... ./
    <f+++++++++ tiny.editors.connections_4.0.1.3.jar
              3.82M 100%  164.35MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#1, to-chk=0/2)
    Deploying configuration to /shared_content/customization/javascript/tiny/editors/connections
    .d..t...... ./
    <f+++++++++ config.js
    <f+++++++++ tiny-editors-lite.css
    <f+++++++++ tiny-editors.css
    Install complete.
    For the changes to take effect, please perform the required post-customization step, as described in
    And then restart the Common.ear webapp.
  • Follow the post-customization steps to ensure the server cache is updated.

  • Verify the install:

    1. Browse to the following URL: http://host_name_and_port/connections/resources/web/tiny.editors.connections/verify.html

      If the installation was successful, a confirmation message appears alongside the installed version numbers.

    2. Browse to the edit screen for a wiki or blog.

      If the installation was successful, the Tiny editors will be loaded.

    Note: If Tiny Editors for HCL Connections is not available, restart the Common enterprise application to force a cache update.

Parent topic:Installing Tiny Editors integration