Friday, October 29, 2010

OBIEE 11g Start/Stop Services - boot.properties

When starting/stopping the Managed Server or Admin Server (WebLogic),
./startManagedWebLogic.sh bi_server1 http://hostname:7001
./startWebLogic.sh
the user is prompted to enter username and password

Instead, you can enable auto login using a boot identity file. A boot identity file contains
user credentials for starting and stopping an instance of WebLogic  Server. An Administration
Server can refer to this file for user credentials instead of prompting you to provide them.
Because the credentials are encrypted, using a boot identity file is more secure than storing
unencrypted credentials in a startup or shutdown script. If there is no boot identity file when
you start a server, the server instance prompts you to enter a username and password. The boot
identity file can be different for each server instance in the domain

A) To configure the boot.properties file for the Managed Server, perform the following steps:

1. Browse to
$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain/servers/bi_server1/security and edit the boot.properties file
$ vi boot.properties


2. Modify the file to reflect the following and save it:

username=admin_username
password=admin_password

3. Browse to
$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain/bin
./startManagedWebLogic.sh bi_server1 http://hostname:7001/console

B) To configure the boot.properties file for the AdminServer (WebLogic), perform the following steps:

1. Browse to
$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain/servers/AdminServers/security and edit the boot.properties file.
$ vi boot.properties

2. Modify the file to reflect the following and save it:
username=admin_username
password=admin_password

3. Browse to
$MIDDLEWARE_HOME/user_projects/domains/bifoundation_domain/bin
./startWebLogic.sh

Note that the boot.properties file is identified and you are not prompted for a username and
password. The server is in the running mode. Nagivate to boot.properties and notice that the content of the file is now encrypted.

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