Configure IDOL Site Admin

  1. After you install 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 IDOL Site Admin host, and Port is the port that you have configured IDOL Site Admin to run on. By default, the port number is 8080.

    A logon screen opens.

  2. Go to the IDOL Site Admin home directory and open the configuration file (config.json) in a text editor. See 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"

    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 IDOL Site Admin can connect to each component.


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

  5. On the Settings screen you can configure the 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 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 IDOL Site Admin can communicate with the database. See Install and Configure PostgreSQL for more information.

  6. After IDOL Site Admin connects to the IDOL 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 IDOL Community component. See User Roles for more information.


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

  7. Click Save Changes.

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

IDOL Site Admin is now installed and ready.


When you load 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.