Testing the Setup

The following steps will help you determine if Webulator/400 has been configured properly for access. The intention of the list is to check the basic areas of access and should not be considered to be a comprehensive set of tests. Please note that you must have followed the steps in the Initial Webulator/400 Setup section for these tests to be valid.

In order to perform the following tests, either Web Server/400 or Commerce Server/400 must be started on the AS/400 and a Web browser must be running on a workstation connected to the AS/400 using TCP/IP.

The value of the signon method will determine what you will see when you successfully access a Webulator/400 URL. If the signon method is SCREEN, you will receive a standard AS/400 signon screen. If the method is USEAUTHENTICATION, you will receive a browser window asking for your user id and password. If the method is USER, you will see the first screen for that AS/400 user profile. Please note that if the method is DISABLED, you will receive an error message when you try to access that URL.

Access the Webulator/400 Root URL.
Try to access the Webulator/400 root URL through http://your.system.name/WblAliasName/


your.system.name is your AS/400 system's TCP/IP host name or IP address.

/WblAliasName is an alias whose SRCTYPE is *WEBULATOR. You can view all of your current aliases by running the WRKWWWALS command.

For example, assume that your HOSTNAME is www.xyz.com and your *Webulator alias name is /WWW5250/. The name of your Webulator/400 root URL would be http://www.xyz.com/WWW5250/.

Access the Remaining Webulator/400 URLs.
If you added additional Webulator/400 directory entries using the WRKWWWDIR command, you should try to access their URLs also. To determine how to access child URLs, you must look at the names of your directory entries. Since all Webulator/400 directory entries must start with the Webulator/400 root directory name of /*META/WEBULATOR/, you can ignore all entries that do not meet this criteria. For example, assume that you have the following Webulator/400 directory entries:



The first entry is the Webulator/400 root directory and the second directory is a child off the root directory. In order to determine the name of the URL to access this child directory, you need to strip off the Webulator/400 root component from the directory name. This leaves us with the name of the child directory entry (STATUS/). You must append the name of the child directory entry to the URL of the Webulator/400 root to get the correct URL for the child directory entry. Assuming that the root directory URL is http://www.xyz.com/WWW5250/, the URL for the child would be http://www.xyz.com/WWW5250/STATUS/.

Check for expected configuration values.
Ensure that the Webulator/400 URLs are using the configuration values you are expecting. If any are not, they are either using a default value or are inheriting a value from one of their parent directories. If a directory entry is inheriting an undesirable configuration value, you must define a new value in the current directory to override the inherited value. These values can be set through options 8, 9 and 10 of the WRKWWWDIR command or directly using the WRKWBLROW, WRKWBLPRS and CHGWBLCFG commands.