iSeries WEB Access Toolkit
provides webmasters with some facilities to maintain their
iSeries WEB sites through the WEB itself.
This toolkit is expecially useful when HTTP is the only
way the server can be accessed.
Though this toolkit may result into a great help,
once installed it may open a
security breach on server
This is why we recommend that you fully read and understand
our page on
Once library WEBACT and IFS directory /webact have been installed,
you must provide an HTTP instance - named WEBACT - to run the utility from your WEB browser.
You can easily do that by running the following command:
CPYF FROMFILE(WEBACT/QATMHINSTC) TOFILE(QUSRSYS/QATMHINSTC)
FROMMBR(WEBACT) TOMBR(WEBACT) MBROPT(*REPLACE) CRTFILE(*YES)
Then run the following command to start the HTTP instance:
STRTCPSVR SERVER(*HTTP) HTTPSVR(WEBACT)
The HTTP instance WEBACT listens on port 41941. Therefore, to start the utility you must use the following URL:
You will be requested to enter a username and a password. Use webact for both
(See page Managing Security).
As an alternate approach, you may add to an already existing HTTP instance of yours the HTTP directives available
in the IFS stream file /webact/http/conf/httpd.conf
(See Figure F1 at page Managing security).
- Upload - Type I
This facility provides a very easy way to upload
both text (e.g. html pages) and binary files (e.g. images).
The original files to be uploaded may physically be
on the hard disk of the client, or on another system
to which the client is connected (e.g. via Client Access).
- Upload - Type II
This class of facilities allows to upload source members
and save files. Usually two sessions are opened:
one with the source server, one with the target
server (the WEB site to be updated).
Commands are available to:
- Display source members
- Download source members
- Save libraries, objects, directories
- Create, display, and clear save files
- Download save files
- Upload source members
- Upload save files
- Restore libraries, objects, directories
- Command Entry
The Command Entry facility in this Toolkit
is provided for some very basic operations.
As it runs in batch mode, it is not able to
What it does is to
- display command prompts
- bring up interactive displays
In a few cases (
wrkoutq, wrkactjob, wrksbmjob, dsplnk
for some national languages
it would interpret the generated spool file
and provide some input options.
- execute a command
- provide response messages
- display the generated spool file
In order to display the printed output from commands,
this command entry has to know in advance the name of the
spool file. This is done through a file
in library webact),
which provides the spool file names for a number of commands.
Such commands can be listed by pressing the button
Supported display commands.
- easy-to-use duplication of previous commands
- ability to display the joblog of the HTTP server
job that processed a command
(this may help in understanding the reason of
a command failure)
- Work with validation lists
You no longer need the ADMIN server to maintain validation lists.
This toolkit facilities let's you browse and update
validation lists as they were regular files.
- Copy file via FTP
This is a batch FTP that allows to copy files from
your server to another server or to another directory on the
The log of the batch session is displayed at the touch of a button.
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