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Setting up Enterprise Agent for Content Station 9

Setting up Enterprise Agent for Content Station 9 AIR

Enterprise Agent is a component of Content Station AIR that takes care of the following tasks:

  • Receiving and sending messages from/to Enterprise Server.

Example: When you change the status of a file, other users (of Content Station and Smart Connection) can see that change for that file. The same is true when other users make a change: you will then see that change in your copy of Content Station.

  • Opening files in external applications.

Example: When double-clicking an InDesign file in Content Station, it will automatically open in InDesign.

  • Opening applications installed on the system from within Content Station.

Example: Double-clicking the icon on the Home page of an application that is installed on the system opens that application.

Enterprise Agent is provided as follows:

  • As a separate application for Content Station versions 9.0.x – 9.6.x which requires installation and configuration steps. It needs to be run manually.
  • As an embedded application for Content Station 9.7 or higher, for which no installation and configuration steps are required. Enterprise Agent is automatically started by Content Station.

Note: Enterprise Agent is only used by Content Station AIR, not by Content Station Web.

Setting up Enterprise Agent is a 3-step process:

Step 1. Installing Enterprise Agent

Step 2. Configuring Enterprise Agent

Step 3. Running Enterprise Agent

1. Installing Enterprise Agent

Note: You can skip this step when:

  • Only using Content Station Web and not Content Station AIR (Enterprise Agent is not used by Content Station Web).
  • Using Content Station AIR version 9.7.0 or higher (Enterprise Agent is embedded in these versions and is automatically started).

Step 1. From the downloaded and unzipped Content Station AIR file, unzip Enterprise_Agent_Buildxx_Mac.zip or Enterprise_Agent_Buildxx_Win.zip respectively.

Step 2. Copy the Enterprise Agent file to a central location on your system:

  • Mac OS: Enterprise Agent.app. Add this file to the Applications folder.
  • Windows: EnterpriseAgent.exe. Add this file to a folder in the Program Files folder.

2. Configuring Enterprise Agent

Configuring Enterprise Agent is done in the WWSettings.xml file.

Important: Make sure to validate the WWSettings.xml file for correct content. See Validating the WWSettings.xml file.

The settings between the <SCEnt:EnterpriseAgent> tags control various settings specific to Enterprise Agent.

The following settings are available:

HostAddress

Address of the system on which Enterprise Agent is running.

<Setting name=HostAddress value=localhost/>

HostPort

Port that Content Station uses to communicate with Enterprise Agent. Change its value if it conflicts with other applications.

<Setting name=HostPort value=8094/>

LogLevel

Determines the type of information that is captured when an error occurs. Possible settings are: NONE, ERROR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG.

The amount of information gets richer from left to right. NONE disables the low-level logging.

<Setting name=LogLevel value=DEBUG/>

LogPath

Path to the log file to which Enterprise Agent appends logging. Note that for each session, data is added to the same file; its file size may therefore grow rapidly.

<Setting name=LogPath value=/FileStore/Logs/EA.log/>

3. Running Enterprise Agent

Note: You can skip this step when using Content Station AIR version 9.7.0 or higher (Enterprise Agent is embedded in these versions and is automatically started).

Step 1. Ensure that Enterprise Agents is run during startup of the system:

  • Mac OS: Add Enterprise Agent to the login items for the current user.
  • Windows: Add EnterpriseAgent.exe to the startup items.

Step 2. Run Enterprise Agent (Mac OS X) or EnterpriseAgent.exe (Windows) respectively.

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