Starting the Administrative WebStation

To start the Administrative WebStation:

  1. If necessary, start the servlet runner. You do not need to do this step manually if you ran the automated installer and chose to start the services as the final step.

  2. Open the URL for the administrator login page in your web browser. (On Windows with an automated installation, go to Start > All Programs > Micro Focus Host Access Management and Security Server > Administrative Server.) The URL uses this format:

    http://[host name]:[port number]/mss/AdminStart.html
    

    If the port number is the default of 80 for HTTP, you need not include it in the URL. For example, the URL to open the Administrative WebStation might be:

    http://myserver.mycompany.com/mss/AdminStart.html

  3. If you connect using HTTPS and your server has a self-signed certificate, your browser will warn you about the certificate you created. This is expected behavior. When the warning message is displayed, accept the self-signed certificate or choose to proceed, and the product's administrator login page will open. These warning messages will not appear after you purchase a CA-signed certificate or if you import the self-signed certificate into your browser certificate store.

  4. Log on as an administrator by entering the password that you specified during installation. If you installed the product manually, the default password is admin. It is recommended that you change this password as soon as possible. (In the Administrative WebStation, go to Security Setup > Security tab to change the administrator password.)

  5. Click Submit. A list of links opens, which is empty until you configure sessions. (When you upgrade, your previously-configured sessions appear in the list.) Click the Administrative WebStation button at the bottom of the page.