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Intended Audience

This section of the Customization Guide is meant to help system admins or others who are responsible for deploying Oxygen XML Web Author.

For information about integrating and customizing Web Author, see Customization and Integration.

What is Oxygen XML Web Author?

Oxygen XML Web Author is a web-based editing platform that utilizes the advanced authoring technology of Oxygen XML Editor/Author to bring XML editing and reviewing to your mobile devices, as well as your desktop systems. It is supported on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X platforms and the most popular browsers.

Server Requirements

Even though the requirements are not very strict, you should consider the following metrics when provisioning the server for running the Oxygen XML Web Author:
  • A processor core can handle 50 to 100 active users.
  • Editing an average DITA file consumes about 10MB of RAM. However, the Oxygen XML Web Author includes a configurable caching mechanism that stores the oldest files to disk when memory resources become low. For details, see the com.oxygenxml.webapp.datastore.docs.memory.expire option in the Oxygen XML Editor/Author Options Supported in Oxygen XML Web Author table.

Software Requirements

On the server side, the following applications are supported:

Operating System
  • Windows 64-bit
  • Linux 64-bit
  • Mac OS X 64-bit
  • Dual-core CPU (recommended)
  • Minimum 4 GB RAM (6 GB recommended)
  • 1 GB free disk space
Servlet Container
JVM Vendors
  • Oracle
  • Open JDK
  • Java 8 (recommended)
  • Java 11

Other Important Deployment Notes