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Oxygen XML Web Author includes a user-friendly Administration Page that helps you to configure your instance of the Oxygen XML Web Author. You can use this page to configure a variety of settings. You need to enable the Administration Page before you can access it, but once you do, you can access it from a link on the top-right corner of the Dashboard page.

Enabling the Administration Page

If you used the Linux, Windows, or All Platforms installation kits, the administration page is already enabled.

If you used the Web Application Archive version, you need to configure the Administration Page credentials.
  1. In your browser, open the Dashboard. You will be redirected to a configuration page
  2. Enter the credentials that will be used to access the Administration Page
    Note: The credentials will be saved in the shiro-users.ini file located in the Oxygen Data Directory. The password is stored encrypted.
  3. Your Administration Page is now enabled. To access it, go to the following URL:
    http://example.com:8080/oxygen-webapp/app/admin.html
    where http://example.com:8080/oxygen-webapp is the URL of your instance of the Oxygen XML Web Author.
  4. You will be prompted for authentication credentials and you will enter those configured in the steps above.

For information about resetting the admin credentials, see Resetting Admin Credentials.

Accessing the Administration Page

You can easily access the Administration page from a link on the Dashboard page.

Figure: Administration Page Link

Administration Page Settings

You can click on any of the listed types of settings to access configurable options for each type. The Administration Page allows you to configure or view the following settings in the various links:
General
Change tracking initial state
Allows you the choose the initial state of the Change Tracking feature. You can choose between Stored in document, Always On, and Always Off.
Show all possible elements in content completion list
When enabled, the Content Completion Assistant includes all possible elements, including those that are invalid at the current location, but those proposals are rendered in a lighter shade of gray, italicized, and appear after the valid proposals.
Logging
This section displays the location of the Log file or Config file that Oxygen XML Web Author uses for logging purposes.
Options
This section displays the location of the Options file that Oxygen XML Web Author uses for various default settings.
License
Displays licensing information and allows you to configure a license server connection with Change Server and Manage Server buttons.
Plugins
Displays the various plugins for your Oxygen XML Web Author and allows you to add and configure them. It also includes an Upload plugin button for adding new ones to the list.
Frameworks
Displays the various frameworks for your Oxygen XML Web Author and allows you to add and configure them. It also includes an Upload framework button for adding new ones to the list.
Connection
Automatically accept a security certificate, even if invalid
If enabled, security certificates are automatically accepted, regardless of their validity.
Connection > Proxy
Allows you to configure the proxy settings for your Oxygen XML Web Author.
DITA
Allows you to specify the default directory of the DITA Open Toolkit distribution (bundled with the Oxygen XML Web Author installation) to be used for validating and publishing DITA content. You can select from the following:
Built-in DITA-OT 1.8
If this is set, all defined DITA transformation scenarios will run with DITA-OT 1.8.
Built-in DITA-OT 2.x (with support for DITA 1.3 and Lightweight DITA)
All defined DITA transformation scenarios will run with DITA-OT 2.x. This also gives you access to DITA 1.3 and Lightweight DITA file templates when you create new documents.