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Accessing KM from another server

Hi there. I've been looking at the following scenario, trying to work out the best way to solve our problem:

We have at least 2 servers, A and B. A is running EP6 on WebAS 6.40. B is just running WebAS 6.40.

We are using server A as our access point for users. KM is also installed here.

However, most of our applications, which are just standard J2EE apps, are running on server B. We view these applications in EP via a URL iView.

For most of our applications, this is working fine. However, one of the applications we are currently writing requires access to the KM.

We still want to have the application running on server B (or, in the production system, on another WebAS server in the cluster). But we need to be able to access the documents and properties in the KM.

It looks, from my reading, that the best way to achieve this is using WebDAV, but I'm not sure exactly how this implementation will look. Also, I don't know if WebDAV will allow the same access to the KM as the KM API itself will allow:

- can we access the properties;

- do search/filter on content;

- how do we access our content, once we know which mechanism we are using?

My preferred way would be to be able to use the KM APIs to access the Repository on server A, but I'm not seeing anything in the APIs that allows be to specify where the repository is.

Can I even do what I want to do, or am I better just running my application on server A, and ensuring that it's only setup on EP server(s) in the production system?

Gary

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  • Posted on Feb 24, 2005 at 10:58 AM

    Hi Gary,

    to say it in a short way:

    If you want to use the Java KM API, you have to deploy your application on the Server where the KM is running (same stack).

    If you want to use the WebDAV protocoll (HTTP based) you can get the KM resources remotely also, but with limited access to a resources' information, like metadata.

    Regards,

    Thilo

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    • Former Member

      Thanks. That is as I suspected.

      If I go down the WebDAV route, what are the basic steps involved here? Do we use WebDAV to 'mount' the KM on our WebAS boxes in order to access the files (thus accessing the documents using standard java.io classes, I presume), or is there are better way?

      Gary

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