Configure HPE IDOL Site Admin

  1. After you install HPE IDOL Site Admin, open one of the supported web browsers and go to http://ServerName:Port, where ServerName is the host name or IP address of the HPE IDOL Site Admin host, and Port is the port that you have configured HPE IDOL Site Admin to run on. By default, the port number is 8080.

    A logon screen opens.

  2. Go to the HPE IDOL Site Admin home directory and open the configuration file (config.json) in a text editor. See HPE IDOL Site Admin Home Directory for more information.

  3. Use the default user name and password in the logon section of the configuration file to log on. For example:

    "login": {
        "defaultLogin": {
            "username": "the_username_you_want",
            "password": "the_password_to_enter"

    HPE IDOL Site Admin populates the logon page with the default user name when you log on for the first time.

    The Settings page opens.

  4. On the Settings page, enter the connection details for the external requirements that are listed in Prerequisites. Click Test Connection for each section to check that HPE IDOL Site Admin can connect to each component.


    You can connect to your HPE Community component by using http or https. If you choose https, you must configure HPE Community to use SSL.

  5. On the Settings screen you can configure the HPE IDOL Site Admin database. You can choose from either Embedded (the default) or PostgreSQL. If you choose an embedded database, a data directory containing the database files is created in the HPE IDOL Site Admin home directory. If you choose Postgres, you need to set up your own PostgreSQL database and specify the host, port, and logon information so that HPE IDOL Site Admin can communicate with the database. See Install and Configure PostgreSQL for more information.

  6. After HPE IDOL Site Admin connects to the HPE Community component, you can no longer use the default administrator user name. From the Users page in the Settings menu, go to the User Management page to create user details in the HPE Community component. See User Roles for more information.


    If you do not take this step, you must manually create users in the HPE IDOL Community back end. Refer to the HPE IDOL Server Administration Guide for more information.

  7. Click Save Changes.

  8. To logon to HPE IDOL Site Admin, continue to move through the Settings wizard.

HPE IDOL Site Admin is now installed and ready.


When you load HPE IDOL Site Admin, your web browser runs a series of test HTTP requests, and displays details of any errors to assist in fixing the issues.