Configure IDOL Data Admin

Use the following procedure to configure IDOL Data Admin.

To configure IDOL Data Admin

  1. Run IDOL Data Admin once without a config.json file in your IDOL Data Admin home directory. When it runs the first time, IDOL Data Admin generates a default configuration file.


    By default, the installer stores the IDA home directory in the ProgramData folder, which might be hidden by default in Windows.

  2. Open the generated config.json file in a text editor and find the generated default user name and password (login.defaultLogin.username and login.defaultLogin.password).

  3. In your web browser, go to http://Hostname:Port, where Hostname is the IP address or name of the machine on which IDOL Data Admin is installed, and Port is the port that you have installed IDOL Data Admin on (for example, 8080).


    For details of web browsers that are supported by IDOL Data Admin Installation Guide, see Prerequisites.

  4. Log in using the default user name and password from the configuration file.

    The Settings page opens.

  5. Fill in the details of your backend IDOL components. Click Test Connection for each server to confirm that a connection can be established from the IDOL Data Admin server.

    You might need different components depending on whether you want to set up and use Search Optimizer, Answer Bank, or both. For the list of required components, see IDOL Components.

  6. (Optional) In the Search Engine section, set a URL to use to send queries to an external search engine. This search engine is used by the Answer Bank user interface when a user uses the Search Web options.

  7. Click Save Changes.

  8. In the setup wizard, click Next. The User Management page opens.

  9. Add your users, and then use the credentials for one of those users to log into the application. See User Roles.

IDOL Data Admin is now ready for use.

Change Application Configuration Settings

Users with the Administrator role can use the User Management and Settings pages to change the application configuration settings.

To open the User Management page

  1. In the toolbar on the top right of the page, click .
  2. In the list, click Users.

    The User Management page opens.

To open the Settings page

  1. In the toolbar on the top right of the page, click .
  2. In the list, click Settings.

    The Settings page opens.