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Oxygen XML Web Author includes a user-friendly Administration Page that helps you to configure your instance of 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 a browser, open the Dashboard page. 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:
    where http://example.com:8080/oxygen-webapp is the URL of your Web Author instance.
  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 1: 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:
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 content completion list when pressing Enter
This option is selected by default, which means that when a user presses the Enter key, the content completion popup window will be opened. If this option is not selected, the Enter key will work similar to the behavior in normal word processors, but the user will still have the ability to open the content completion list by pressing CTRL+Enter.
Show all possible elements in content completion list
When selected, 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.
This section displays the location of the Log file or Config file that Oxygen XML Web Author uses for logging purposes.
This section displays the location of the Options file that Oxygen XML Web Author uses for various default settings.
Displays licensing information and allows you to configure a license server connection with Change Server and Manage Server buttons. You can also configure a backup license server by using the Manage Backup Server button.
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. You can also click the Discover More Plugins link to open a webpage with a list of supported plugins.
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.
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 Oxygen XML Web Author.
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 3.x
Uses the default DITA-OT 3.x directory that was installed with the application. This also gives you access to DITA 1.3 and Lightweight DITA document templates.
Custom location
Specifies a custom path for your DITA-OT distribution. This field also supports editor variables.