Friday, 3 June 2011

W00t - Updated Web Application Integrator portlet - works with WebSphere Portal v7

Following many previous blog posts, including this one, I'm now pleased to report that IBM has finally released a version of the Web Application Integrator (WAI) portlet that works with WebSphere Portal v7.


Web Application Integrator for IBM WebSphere Portal is a solution which allows external web applications to be integrated with IBM WebSphere Portal version 6.0.x, 6.1, 6.1.0.3+ or 7.0.x, and IBM WebSphere Portal Express 6.0.x, 6.1, 6.1.0.3+ or 7.0.x.

It allows Portal customers to further leverage their investment in Portal by using it to centralize access to external web applications within the enterprise. Examples of such external web applications include home grown, in-house web apps, as well as our own IBM web based products like Lotus Connections, Lotus DWA, and Lotus Quickr.


Web Application Integrator for IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0.x requires a minimal level of 7.0.0.1 with cumulative fix 4 and maintains functionality from previous versions.


Check it out here on the Catalog.

13 comments:

Luis Benitez said...

have you tested it with Connections yet?

Dave Hay said...

Hi Luis, no, not yet. It's one of many things I'd like to do this week, now that I'm back in the saddle from an absolutely excellent holiday :-)

ggoh said...

you mentioned support for 6.1.0.3+, does this mean 6.1.5 is supported?

Dave Hay said...

Yes, I'd agree - 6.1.5 and 6.1.0.3 could, from a Portal perspective, be considered to be interchangeable.

Dave Hay said...

To be more clear, 6.1.0.3 is the version/release of WebSphere Portal, 6.1.5 is the Feature Pack that provides additional functionality.

See the Wiki for details: -

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/dx/WebSphere_Portal_6.1.5_Feature_Pack_is_available

Rajesh Kumar said...

Hi I am rajesh And i am working on webapp Intgeration. I am able to See the WAI portlet in the Manage Pages page but if i create a page, its not opening with portal navigation instead its opening connections in the same page.

Dave Hay said...

@Rajesh - thanks for this; I'd recommend that you check where you're placing the WAI JavaScript code in your page, and review the documentation and samples.

Also, check that you're NOT using the Page Builder (2) theme

Javier Morales said...

How can I pass parameters from Portal page to WAI back-end system?

Dave Hay said...

@Javier - it's worth remembering that, with WAI, you're inserting the portal page markup, via JavaScript, into the back-end application.

It's different to other forms of integration in that regard.

What, specifically, are you trying to achieve ?

Javier Morales said...

I want to integrate a custom application into WSPortal with SSO. Can I use credential vault with WAI? Can i pass parameters from portal session to custon application session?

Dave Hay said...

@Javier - I suspect that WAI isn't the most appropriate route as it's all about integration at the front-end e.g. the UI.

I'd suggest that you look at the new Web Application Bridge portlet, that was released last year, and updated in June: -

http://portal2portal.blogspot.com/2011/06/ibm-web-application-bridge-story.html

goog said...

Can some one point to me if wai is supported in websphere portal 8.0. if yes, any related docuemnt will be help ful

Dave Hay said...

@Goog, no, WAI isn't currently supported on WP8, as per this: -

https://greenhouse.lotus.com/plugins/plugincatalog.nsf/assetDetails.xsp?action=editDocument&documentId=31AC15EF8BF546DF85257700005C50BE

Personally, I suspect that support will not come, because WAI has never worked with the Page Builder themes, and WP8 makes heavy use of them.

Therefore, I'd recommend you consider Web Application Bridge instead: -

https://greenhouse.lotus.com/plugins/plugincatalog.nsf/assetDetails.xsp?action=editDocument&documentId=9FAAD6D44DC64231852577EB006F4D9D

WAB is bundled with WP8.

Regards, Dave