A content server communicates with a refinery via a provider. A refinery can serve as a provider for one or multiple content servers.
You can add the refinery as a provider to a content server on the same computer, or you can add the refinery as a provider to content servers on separate computers after deployment.
Adding Refinery Providers
To add a refinery as a provider to a content server, complete the following steps:
- Log into the content server as an administrator.
- Choose Administration, Providers. The Providers Page is displayed.
- In the Create a New Provider section, click Add in the Action column for the outgoing provider type. The Add/Edit Outgoing Socket Provider Page is displayed.
- Complete the following fields:
- Provider Name (required): a name for the refinery provider.
- Provider Description (required): a user-friendly description for the provider.
- Provider Class (required): the name of the Java class for the provider. The default is the intradoc.provider.SocketOutgoingProvider class.
- Connection Class: not required
- Configuration Class: not required.
- Server Host Name (required): The host name of the server on which the refinery is installed.
- HTTP Server Address: The HTTP server address for the refinery. Not required when the refinery is on the same computer as the content server.
- Server Port (required): The port on which the refinery provider will communicate. This entry must match the server socket port configured on the
post installation configuration page during deployment of Inbound Refinery. The default is 5555.
- Instance Name (required): the instance name of the refinery. For example, ref2.
- Relative Web Root (required): the relative web root of the refinery is /ibr/.
- Enable the Use Connection Password check box if the refinery you are connecting to imposes authentication for the content server (the content server will share the refinery’s user base). If enabled, you must specify a user name and password to be used and have the ProxyConnections component installed and configured on the refinery.
- Select the Handles Inbound Refinery Conversion Jobs check box. This is required.
- Clear the Inbound Refinery Read Only Mode check box. Select this check box only when you do not want the content server to send new conversion jobs to the refinery.
- If necessary, change the maximum number of jobs allowed in the content server’s pre-converted queue. The default is 1000 jobs.
- Click Add. The Providers Page is displayed, with the new refinery provider added to the Providers table.
- Restart the Content Server.