Note: These instructions assume that JSPWiki will be configured after the application is installed. This is consistent with the JSPWiki installation instructions but may be contrary to the expectations of most WebSphere administrators.

  1. Download the JSPWiki package from To find the package file on this page, scan or search for a header named Current Stable Release.

  2. Extract the files from the package using your favorite ZIP utility into a temporary directory. For example, I use WinZip from

  3. Start the WebSphere Application Assembly Tool (AAT). On a Windows platform, start at the taskbar and click Start, Programs, IBM WebSphere, Application Server V5.0, Application Assembly Tool. Alternatively, and on other platforms, execute the assembly script in the InstallDir\AppServer\bin directory where InstallDir is replaced with the directory name where the WebSphere Application Server was installed.

  4. On the resulting Welcome to Applciation Assemply Tool dialog box, select the New tab. In the New tab, select Application and click OK.

  5. In the tool's left hand navigation pane, select the top most object. It will have a New_Application prefix.

  6. In the right hand properties pane, enter values in the Display name:, and Description: text boxes. By convention, I use a display name that matches the name of the wiki and I include the JSPWiki URL ( for reference.

  7. In the tool's left hand navigation pane, select Web Modules. Right click and click Import on the pop-up menu.

  8. In the Open dialog box, navigate to the temporary directory where the JSPWiki files were extracted. In that directory open the JSPWiki directory. In the JSPWiki directory, select JSPWiki.war and click Open.

  9. In the resulting Confirm values dialog box, enter a value for the context root. The context root is combined with the host name, port number, and any servlet mappings to compose the full URL used to access servlets and JavaServer pages. By convention, I use the wiki name (see the jspwiki.applicationName key in the configuration file). For example, if I call my wiki BaderWiki, I would use BaderWiki as the context root and the URL for the home page would be http://hostname/BaderWiki/Wiki.jsp where hostname is replaced with the hostname and optional port number where the EAR is installed.

  10. Save the new archive file using a reasonable name. On the tool's menu bar, click File, Save As.... In the resulting Save dialog box, navigate to the directory where the WebSphere Application Server is installed, and continue to the AppServer\installableApps directory. Enter a reasonable name in the File name text box and click Save. By convention, I use the the wiki name for the file name, so the archive file name, the display name, the context, and the wiki name all match.

  11. When the Application Assembly Tool Dialog message box informs you that the archive was saved successfully, click OK.

  12. Close the Application Assembly Tool.

how can we get similiar software like the assembly tools? I need it for my personal use?

--Mark Chan, 29-Dec-2006

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