1268568 - How to deploy the 'crossdomain.xml' in Websphere's root directory?

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1268568 - How to deploy the 'crossdomain.xml' in Websphere's root directory?


  • How to find the root directory of Websphere?
  • How to deploy the 'crossdomain.xml' in Websphere Application Server?


In order to handle crossdomain issue when viewing Xcelsius dashboards from different URLs, the 'crossdomain.xml' file needs to be placed at the root folder of the Web Application Server.


The "crossdomain.war" file must be deployed as follows: ( if there is already an application running at the root HTTP URL, this application must be uninstalled before deploying the "crossdomain.war" file)
  1. Login the "WAS admin console"
  2. Stop the "DefaultApplication" application in "Applications>EnterpriseApplications"
  3. un-install the "defaultApplication" application in "Applications>EnterpriseApplications"
  4. Save to the "MasterConfiguration"
  5. Go into "Applications > Install NewApplication"
  6. Select the "crossdomain.war" file to deploy with a Context Root = '/'
  7. click on Next, then Continue with the default values
  8. At the "step2:Map Modules to server", check the box infront of "crossdomain"
  9. Click Next
  10. At the "stepm:Map Virtual Hosts ..."; check the box infront of "crossdomain"
  11. Click Next
  12. Click on Finish
  13. Save to MasterConfiguration.
  14. Start the "crossdomain" application in "Applications>EnterpriseApplications"
  15. Test the following URL in IE: http://<WAS_name>:<http_port>/crossdomain.xml


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