Release 5.0
Genji Installation Guide
Scrum Tool and Issue Tracking
Genji Installation Guide
Scrum Tool and Issue Tracking
Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG
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Contents
1 Before You Install
1.1 What You need to run Genji . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2 Genji Installation Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.1 Genji Windows Installer . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.2 Genji Binary (WAR-file) . . . . . . . . . . .
1.2.3 Genji Binary (EAR-file) . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.3 New Installation with Windows Installer . . . . . .
1.4 Installation without Installer . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.5 Installer Directory Layout and TRACKPLUS_HOME
1.6 Attachment Data Configuration . . . . . . . . . .
1.7 Text Search Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8 About Genji Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.1 Genji Web Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.2 Internet/Intranet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.3 Load Balancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.4 Application Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.5 Database Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.6 File Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.7 E-Mail Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1.8.8 Directory Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Installing Genji with Installer
2.1 Obtaining the Genji Package . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Step 1: Verifying System Configuration . . . .
2.2.1 System Requirements. . . . . . . . . .
2.2.2 Access to SMTP Server . . . . . . . . .
2.3 Step 2: Installing the Java SDK . . . . . . . . .
2.4 Step 3: Optional: Creating an Empty Database
2.5 Step 4: Running the Installer . . . . . . . . . .
2.6 Integrating Apache Tomcat with IIS . . . . . .
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3.1 Obtaining the Genji Package . . . . . .
3.2 Step 1: Verifying System Configuration
3.2.1 System Requirements. . . . . .
3.2.2 Access to SMTP Server . . . . .
3.3 Step 2: Creating the Genji Database . .
3.3.1 MySQL Database . . . . . . . .
3.3.2 Firebird Database . . . . . . . .
3.3.3 MS SQL Server . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.4 Oracle Database. . . . . . . . .
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3.3.6 PostgreSQL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3.7 SAP DB Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 3: Installing an Application Server . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.1 Apache Tomcat on Ubuntu (Debian). . . . . . . . .
3.4.2 Apache Tomcat on Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.3 Integrating Apache Tomcat with IIS . . . . . . . . .
3.4.4 Oracle WebLogic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.5 IBM Websphere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4.6 JBoss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 4: Configuring the Database Connection . . . . . . .
3.5.1 Establishing a Database Connection . . . . . . . . .
Installing Plugins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remaining Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.7.1 File System Configuration in Clustered Environment
4 Coniguring Genji
4.1 First Login and Access to Server Configuration . .
4.2 Entering License Key Information . . . . . . . . .
4.3 Setting up E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.1 Basic E-mail Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.4 Setting up Full Text Search . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.5 Setting up Attachment Handling . . . . . . . . .
4.5.1 Setting up the Attachment Root Directory
4.5.2 Configuring the Attachment Size Limit . .
4.6 Configuring for Proxied Environment . . . . . . .
4.7 Configuring Session Time Out . . . . . . . . . . .
5 Integrating Genji with other Applications
5.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.2 Installing the Portal Plug-In . . . . . . . .
5.3 Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.4 WebSVN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.5 ViewVC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.6 ViewGit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.7 SonarQube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5.8 Single Sign On with Genji User Database
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6.1 Upgrading an Installer Based Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
6.2 Upgrading a Manual Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
7 Trouble Shooting Genji
7.1 Possible Conflicts with Competing Web Servers
7.2 Potential Problem on Windows 2003 Server . . .
7.3 Possible Problems on 64-Bit Windows Systems .
7.4 Installation Problem Debugging . . . . . . . . .
7.5 Runtime Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8 Uninstalling Genji
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8.1 Uninstalling Genji from Windows (Installer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8.2 Uninstalling Genji from Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
8.3 Uninstalling Genji from Unix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Installation process with installer. . .
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Genji directory layout . . . . . . . . .
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Welcome to this Guide
Welcome to Genji , one of the most powerful and yet pleasant to use web based task management systems
for the enterprise. Genji serves as an issue tracking and project management application that supports tracking and managing all critical activities throughout a projects lifecycle. Genji brings transparency into project
status, team members responsibilities, and time and cost budgets. It is highly configurable and easily adapts
and extends to meet your specific project control needs.
How This Guide is Organized
The Genji Installation Guide describes the system requirements and installation process for Genji . It contains
the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Before You Install
Provides an overview of the product, and specifies the requirements onf server and client configurations for installing Genji .
Chapter 2: Installing Genji with Windows Installer
Describes how to install Genji with Tomcat and a Firebird database using a Windows Installer.
Chapter 3: Installing Genji manually
Describes how to install Genji manually with different database servers and servlet containers.
Chapter 4: Coniguring Genji
Describes how to configure Genji e-mail access, directories for attachments, indexing, how to start and
stop the server, and how to set up the first project.
Chapter 5: Integrating Genji with other Applications
Describes how to integrate Genji with Subversion and Git repository browsers, Jenkins, and Sonar.
Chapter 6: Upgrading Genji
Describes how to upgrade an existing Genji to a newer version.
Chapter 7: Trouble Shooting Genji
Describes how to trouble shoot common installation problems.
Chapter 8: Uninstalling Genji
Describes how to uninstall Genji from your server.
Documentation Library
The documentation library consists of the following documents:
Genji Installation Guide
This document, describes the Genji installation process.
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Genji Administrator’s Guide
Describes procedures to administer a Genji installation, add, modify and delete projects, manage users,
manage workflows, manage security, and customize attributes and screens.
Genji User’s Guide
Describes how to use Genji for regular users, project managers, and process managers.
Release Notes
Describes the history of changes for the latest Genji release. This should help to decide if its worthwhile
to upgrade from a previous release.
The most up to date versions of the documentation library can be accessed at http://www.trackplus.com.
Additional Online Resources
You can find additional online resources at our homepage at http://www.trackplus .com. In particular, there
are
• White papers
• Forums at http://www.trackplus.com/forum. The forums provide patches and answers to frequently
asked questions.
• Demo installations at http://www.trackplus.org/track-demo.
Documentation Updates
We are continuously updating its product documentation with new information. You can download the
latest version of this document from the Steinbeis web site (http://www. trackplus.com).
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Before You Install
This chapter provides an overview over the installation process, and specifies system requirements for Genji
. It describes
• What you need to run Genji
• Genji Installation Files
• The Installation Process with Windows Installer
• The Installation Process without Windows Installer
• Attachment Data Configuration
• Text Search Configuration
• About Genji Technology
1.1 What You need to run Genji
Genji runs on any platform with the requirements listed in Table 1.1.
Table 1.2 shows the operating system configurations that are officially supported.
Beyond that Genji should run on any operating system for which a Java runtime engine is available.
1.2 Genji Installation Files
Genji offers three types of installation files:
• Windows installer
• Web archive file (WAR)
• Enterprise archive file (EAR)
You need to download only one of them depending on the system configuration you like to use.
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Object
Requirement
Computer
Main memory
Disc space
Java Virtual Machine
SMTP E-Mail Server
Browser
PC, virtual server, workstation, Mac
min. 1 GByte
min. 1 GByte available
Java SDK or JRE version 1.7.x or up
any standard SMTP server (GMX, Hotmail, ... )
Internet Explorer 9 or up
Firefox 22 or up
Safari 6 or up
Chrome or up
Internet Explorer 8 with reduced performance
MySQL 5.x
Firebird 2.x
Oracle 11g
MS SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012
PostgreSQL 8.x
IBM DB2 9.x
Oracle WebLogic 11
JBoss 7
Jetty 8 and 9
Apache Tomcat 7.0 and up
Websphere Application Server
Database System
Application Server
Table 1.1: Hardware and software supported by Genji
Operating System
Remarks
Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012
Windows 7, Windows 8
Linux 2.4 (Ubuntu, Debian, SuSE, RedHat)
MacOS X
Table 1.2: Supported operating systems
1.2.1 Genji Windows Installer
This packages permits to install Genji on machines with Windows operating systems. With the default Firebird
database server it is suited for non-clustered production environments up to about 50 users and for local test
installations. If you prefer to use another database system you can configure the connection during the
installation process.
1.2.2 Genji Binary (WAR-ile)
The Genji WAR file can be copied to a servlet containers webapps directory and will usually be expanded
there by the servlet container. Using this package requires more manual configuration, but any choice of
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database server, servlet container, and operating system can be used. The WAR file package should be used
if the database server and servlet container coming with the Windows installer do not fit, or if Genji shall be
installed on a non-Windows system like Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, etc.
1.2.3 Genji Binary (EAR-ile)
This file is very similar to the WAR file and can be loaded into application servers using their application
management facilities. Using the EAR file it is possible to use a variety of operating systems, servlet containers,
and database servers. It requires the same amount of manual configuration as the WAR file.
1.3 New Installation with Windows Installer
Installing Genji using the Windows installer consists of the following steps:
1. Verify system configuration
2. Install Java JDK or JRE
3. Create database (optional)
4. Run Windows installer
5. Configure application
Figure 1.1: Installation process with installer
Step 1: Verify System Coniguration
Before you install Genji , verify that your server and client machines meet hardware and software specifications. For more information, see Table 1.1 on page 4.
Step 2: Install Java JDK or JRE
Genji uses Java technology. In this installation step a Java Development Kit (JDK) or a Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) needs to be installed on the server machine, unless it is already there.
Step 3: Optional: Create Database
Unless you want to use the default database server, you need to create an empty database. Just run
the installer, it takes care of almost everything.
Step 4: Run Windows Installer
Make sure you can run the installer as Administrator (right mouse click ”Run as Administrator”). Just
run the installer, it takes care of almost everything.
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Step 5: Conigure Genji
This step involves some basic setup like changing the administrator password, establishing connection
to an e-mail server, and defining where on your file system you want to keep attachments and indexes.
1.4 Installation without Installer
Installing Genji without an installer consists of the following steps:
1. Verify system configuration
2. Install Java JDK or JRE
3. Install database server
4. Install application server
5. Configure DB connection
6. Configure application
Figure 1.2: Installation process without installer
Step 1: Verify System Coniguration
Before you install Genji , verify that your server and client machines meet hardware and software specifications. For more information, see Table 1.1 on page 4.
Step 2: Install Java JDK or JRE
Genji uses Java technology. In this installation step a Java Development Kit (JDK) or Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) needs to be installed on the server machine.
Step 3: Install Database Management System
Genji runs on a variety of database servers (for more information, see Table 1.1 on page 4). Before
Genji can be installed, a database server must be running on a database server machine. The database
server machine can be different from the Genji server. In a clustered environment there is usually a
single database server, and several cluster nodes running the Genji application.
Step 4: Install Application Server
Genji is a J2EE application and requires a servlet container like Apache Tomcat or application server like
JBoss, Websphere or Weblogic to run. This servlet container needs to be installed before Genji itself
can be installed. The deployment of the Genji application depends on the application server used.
Basically it means to unpack or upload a file on the application server.
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Step 5: Conigure Database Connection
After Genji has been deployed to the application server, you need to modify a single configuration file
to establish connection to the database.
Step 6: Conigure Genji
This step involves some basic setup like changing the administrator password, establishing connection
to an e-mail server, and defining where on your file system you want to keep attachments and indexes.
If the Genji Windows Installer is used, steps 1 to 5 are executed automatically by the installation software.
1.5 Installer Directory Layout and TRACKPLUS_HOME
When Genji is installed via the installer, the resulting directory layout is as illustrated in Figure 1.3. The database
files, attachments and indices are stored in a separate folder under C:\Program Files\Genji . This folder
is called TRACKPLUS_HOME. A special file is Torque.properties. It contains the information on how Genji
connects to the Genji database. In case you want to use a different database, you need to modify this file.
Figure 1.3: Genji directory layout
The web container structure is predetermined by the Java Server Pages specification and the servlet container
being used. If a different database shall be used, it can be placed anywhere else, even on a separate server.
The directory for attachments and index data can also be placed anywhere else where it can be read and
written to from the servlet container. This directory is configured inside the Genji application and stored in
the database.
1.6 Attachment Data Coniguration
In Genji an arbitrary number of files can be attached to an item. For performance reasons, these attachments
are not stored inside the Genji database but on the file system. You must provide sufficient disk space to
accommodate all attachments.
There is a single attachment directory. In a clustered environment this directory needs to be read and write
accessible from all cluster nodes.
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1.7 Text Search Coniguration
Genji provides full text search facilities for all issue fields and attached files. The indices for the text search
facility are kept outside of the database in a separate directory. This directory should provide enough disk
space for about half the size of the attachment directory. In a clustered environment it needs to be read and
write accessible from all cluster nodes.
1.8 About Genji Technology
Genji is an enterprise-wide application that is based on Java technology. This technology enables Genji to
run on a wide variety of server hardware and operating systems. Genji is a web based application and does
not require any software installation on the client side; a simple web browser suffices. Genji Enterprise Edition
Track+ Web
Clients
Internet/Intranet
Track+ Simple
Installation
Application Server
Figure 1.4: Genji simple configuration
supports clustering. A cluster is a group of application servers that run Genji as if they were a single entity.
Each application server in a cluster is referred to as a node or a cluster node.
Clusters provide mission-critical services to ensure maximum scalability and high availability. The load balancing technique within the cluster is used to distribute client requests across multiple application servers,
making it easy to scale to an infinite number of users. The cluster of servers can run on Windows, Linux, and
Solaris based platforms, or any other platform that supports Java.
Figure 1.5 illustrates how Genji client requests are transmitted within a cluster.
The standard configuration is to operate Genji with a single machine running application server, file service,
and database server. A standard workstation with 1 GByte of main memory and 1 GByte of disk space should
be sufficient to serve several hundred users and accommodate up to 100.000 issues.
1.8.1 Genji Web Clients
Genji requires a standard browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari on each client. There is no
need to install any additional software on the client. The browser needs to have JavaScript enabled.
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Track+ Web
Clients
Internet/Intranet
Track+ Cluster
Installation
Load Balancer
Application Server
Database Server
File Server
Figure 1.5: Genji cluster configuration
1.8.2 Internet/Intranet
Genji client requests are transmitted via HTTP protocol to the server. It is possible to configure a secured link
between the clients and the server, using SSL (https).
1.8.3 Load Balancer
When working with a load balancer, client requests are transmitted to the load balancer and distributed
according to server availability within the cluster. The load balancer is optional, it is common to operate
Genji with a single application server.
1.8.4 Application Server
Client requests are dispatched by servlets to the Genji application software on the application server. Genji
does not require a fully J2EE application server, a simple servlet container suffices. Genji officially supports
Apache Tomcat, JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere, Sun Webserver, Jetty, and JRun. The deployed application is
packaged into a single Web Application Archive (WAR) file. T he Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) interface
is used to communicate between the application server and the database server.
1.8.5 Database Server
Persistent data is stored in the Genji database. Genji supports schemas on Oracle, DB2, Microsoft SQL Server,
MySQL, Firebird, Postgres, Sybase, and Derby.
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1.8.6 File Server
Genji stores attachments to issues and indices for the text search facility directly in files and not in the
database. In a clustered environment these data should be stored on a single server.
1.8.7 E-Mail Server
Genji sends e-mails to its users when something of interest to them happens. Genji can also create issues
from incoming e-mails. To support this functionality Genji needs to have a connection to an SMTP server
and optionally to an IMAP or POP3 server for incoming e-mails. Genji basically behaves like a standard e-mail
client like Outlook, Thunderbird or Lotus Notes. It is possible to configure a secured link between the clients
and the server, using SSL or TLS.
1.8.8 Directory Server
Genji stores its users and passwords in its own database. However, Genji can use a directory server to verify
passwords so that users do not have to administer different passwords in various places. When you connect
Genji to a directory server, you can use your standard password also in Genji . It is possible to configure a
secured link between the clients and the server, using SSL (https).
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Installing Genji with Installer
This chapter provides a step by step description of the installation process on MS Windows based systems
like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server or Windows 2012 Server using the
Windows installer. In particular it describes
• How to obtain the Genji package
• How to verify your system configuration
• How to install the Java SDK or Java SRE
• How to install using the Windows installer
2.1 Obtaining the Genji Package
Download the required files of the Genji package from the Steinbeis Trackplus download area and save it
under e.g. C:\tracktmp or any other place. At the end of the installation procedure you may remove these
files and directories.
2.2 Step 1: Verifying System Coniguration
2.2.1 System Requirements
Before you start make sure that your system meets Genji requirements. Be aware that the Genji installer
installs a Tomcat application server on the default Windows drive where your „Program Files“ directory is
located. Make sure there is at least 300 Mbyte of disk space there. Make sure that you have sufficient disk
space for the system itself, the database, the indexes, and the attachments (see Table 1.1 on page 4).
2.2.2 Access to SMTP Server
You should have access to an SMTP server before setting up Genji . For test purposes you could use your
own e-mail account, but this is not recommended if your SMTP server requires authentication. It is definitely
best to get a dedicated e-mail account for your Genji installation.
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2.3 Step 2: Installing the Java SDK
Many systems already come with a Java runtime environment (JRE) installed. Make sure that you have an upto-date version (version 1.7 or newer). When you have a 64-bit Windows system (e.g., Windows 7 or Windows
Server 2008 R2) install the 64-bit Java version. You can get it from http://www.java.com/download.
2.4 Step 3: Optional: Creating an Empty Database
Unless you want to use the default Firebird database coming with the installer you need to create an empty
database before you run the installer. For example in MySQL you would enter:
mysql> create database track default character set utf8;
mysql> commit;
For the following database system you must download the JDBC driver yourself and install it in the Apache
Tomcat lib directory:
• Oracle database
• IBM DB2 database
2.5 Step 4: Running the Installer
The installer installs the application in about five minutes with basically no user interaction. It comes with a
servlet container (Tomcat), a complete SQL database system suitable even for medium size installations of
up to 50 users (Firebird), and the Genji application itself.
Figure 2.1: Running the Genji Windows Installer
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You must make sure that you run the installer with administrator privileges. This you can do either by running
it from the context menu ”Run as administrator” or by logging in as user ”Administrator”. It does not suffice if
you execute the installer as a user with system administration privileges.
2.6 Integrating Apache Tomcat with IIS
Tomcat can run behind an MS Internet Information Server. To configure such a setup, make sure you have
• a running instance of a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server with IIS installed
• Java 2 Standard Edition Developer Kit JDK 1.7.0 or later
• Jakarta Tomcat 6.0 or later
• Jakarta Tomcat Web Server Connector JK2 for IIS (from the Apache download site).
Make sure you have the JDK and Tomcat installed before you proceed, using the installers provided.
Then follow the instructions at this place.
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Installing Genji Manually
This chapter provides a step by step description of the manual installation process, in case you want to
deploy on a non-Windows system like Linux, or you want to use another database instead of Firebird or
another servlet container or application server than Apache Tomcat.
This chapter describes
• How to obtain the Genji package
• How to verify your system configuration
• How to install the Java SDK or Java SRE
• How to install the Genji database
• How to set up an application server
• How to configure the database connection
• How to install additional components for PDF document generation from Wiki documents and Gantt
charts
3.1 Obtaining the Genji Package
Download the required files of the Genji package from the Steinbeis Trackplus download area and save it
under e.g. C:\tracktmp or any other place. At the end of the installation procedure you may remove these
files and directories.
You need the following file (where ”v” stands for the version):
• track-v.war
3.2 Step 1: Verifying System Coniguration
3.2.1 System Requirements
Make sure your system meets the requirements in Table ?? on page ??). In particular make sure that a Java
runtime environment 1.7 or newer is installed on your system.
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3.2.2 Access to SMTP Server
You should have access to an SMTP server before setting up Genji . For test purposes you can use your own
e-mail account or some free service account you set up for this purpose.
For a production environment you should obtain a dedicated e-mail account for your Genji installation.
3.3 Step 2: Creating the Genji Database
Before you can install Genji itself, you must create an empty database. How you do this depends on the
database system you want to use.
3.3.1 MySQL Database
Using the mysql> command line client, create a database. Use InnoDB as the database engine and configure
UTF-8 as standard encoding.
mysql --user=root -p<YourMySQLRootPassword>
mysql> create database track default character set utf8;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON track.* to trackp@"%"
IDENTIFIED by '<trackplus_admin_password>'
WITH GRANT OPTION;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON track.* TO trackp@localhost
IDENTIFIED by '<trackplus_admin_password>'
WITH GRANT OPTION;
mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
mysql> quit;
The database should now be up and running.
If you want to use the built-in backup function of Genji you have to configure your MySQL instance to not
use backslash escapes. In file my.ini (on Windows) or my.cnf (on Unix), or whatever configuration file you
are using add the following entry: :
sql-mode=''NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES''
If there already is a mode entry add the mode mentioned to the existing mode(s), separated by a comma.
3.3.2 Firebird Database
The software can be obtained via http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/downloads. Select the required server binary
for your operating system. The instructions for Unix below assume you are using the Linux rpm.
For other Unix operating systems, the procedure should be similar. When possible, select the Super Server
architecture.
For easy setup and administration of the Firebird Database some administrative tool support may be helpful.
You find a bunch of tools at www.ibphoenix.com. A nice tool for administering the database you can find at
www.flamerobin.org.
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Check if the database server is listening:
netstat -an | grep 3050
should result in a line including LISTEN in it. Go and change the default SYSDBA password from MASTERKEY
to your own. Don’t forget this password!
/opt/interbase/bin/gsec -modify sysdba -user sysdba
-password MASTERKEY -pw <new_SYSDBA_password>
Add a new user with name ”trackp” and some password:
/opt/interbase/bin/gsec -add trackp -user sysdba
-password <new_SYSDBA_password>
-pw <trackplus_admin_password>
The database is created from scratch using the isql command line utility (don’t type the isql prompts) from
where you extracted your Genji database package:
/opt/interbase/bin/isql -u trackp -p tissi
isql> create database "/opt/interbase/db/track.gdb";
isql> quit;
Make sure the owner and permissions are set right:
chown -R firebird /opt/interbase/db
chmod 700 /opt/interbase/db
To access the database via FlameRobin, you have to register it in this tool. The file path that needs to be
entered is as seen from the server (e.g. /opt/interbase/db /track.gdb). The alias is of no importance.
3.3.3 MS SQL Server
Genji works well with MS SQL Server Version 2000 , 2005, and 2008. Genji uses the jTDS JDBC driver to connect
to the database server. The most important point to consider is the correct setting of the character set and
collation, so that non-ANSI characters are properly stored and retrieved. This setting should be explicitly set
when creating the database.
It is not recommended to use the standard settings of the database server. Create the database with the
Enterprise Manager tool. Make sure you are using the right collation set when creating the database (see
Table 3.1). It might be best to add a new user which will be used as owner of the database.
The database should now be up and running. The MS SQL Server JDBC driver needs to be enabled in the
Torque.properties file located in the webapps directory of your servlet container or application server as
described below. You need to choose the right character set.
Example configuration for a standard German MS SQLServer installation:
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Region
Collation
jTDS Charset
Chinese traditional (Taiwan)
Chinese simplified (PRC)
Danish
English
Farsi Arabian
Finnish
French
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Netherland
Norwegian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Chinese_Taiwan_Stroke
Chinese_PRC CP936
Danish_Norwegian
Latin1_General
CP950
Finnish_Swedish
French
Latin1_General
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Latin1_General
Danish_Norwegian
Cyrillic_General
Modern_Spanish
Finnish_Swedish
UTF-8
UTF-16
CP1252
CP1252
CP1256
CP1252
CP1252
CP1252
CP1255
CP1252
CP932
CP1252
CP1252
CP1251
CP1252
CP1252
UTF8
UNICODE
Table 3.1: Some code page settings for the jTDS JDBC driver
# 4) Microsoft SQLServer
torque.database.track.adapter=mssql
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.driver = net.sourceforge.jtds.jdbc.Driver
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.url = jdbc:jtds:sqlserver://localhost/track;charset=CP1252
3.3.4 Oracle Database
Genji has been tested to run with Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g, and Oracle 11g databases. This document will not
cover how to set up a database in Oracle. Once your database administrator has set up a database he must
grant you all privileges to create and modify objects in your schema.
3.3.5 IBM DB2 Database
Genji supports IBMs DB2 database. Here are some hints how to proceed.
Install DB2 and create a new database (for example named TRACK). The schema name should be the same
as the database user name you will be using later on to connect the Genji software with the database. You
should have enough table spaces. The default is 4k, and you should choose 32K. If the table space is not
sufficient the scripts will not run.
You have to change the date strings in file .../dbase/populate.sql to have the right format, which is
YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss.nnnnn, and set the dates in the two INSERT INTO TPERSON statements to the time
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pattern above. Alternatively, delete the two date fields (TOKENEXPDATE and EMAILLASTREMINDED) from
these insert statements.
Obtain a suitable JDBC driver for DB2 from the IBM download area (for example db2java.jar). Place it into
your Tomcat lib directory.
Change the Torque.properties to map to db2. Comment out all other similar entries and enable the following
entries:
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.user=yourDB2Username
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.password=yourDB2Password
#DB2
torque.database.track.adapter=db2app
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.driver=
COM.ibm.db2.jdbc.app.DB2Driver
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.url=jdbc:db2:TRACK
3.3.6 PostgreSQL
Genji supports PostgreSQL databases. Be aware that there have been reports of slow performance on PostgreSQL version 8.x. Here are some hints to get a Genji database on a PostgreSQL server. The following
assumes that you are currently on the Postgres directory of the database package, and that the PostgreSQL
utilities are in your path.
$createuser --username=postgres --password -d -P -A
--sysid=501 trackp
>Enter password for new user: <trackplus_admin_password>
>Enter it again: <trackplus_admin_password>
>Password: <postgres user password>
>CREATE USER
$createdb --owner=trackp --username=trackp
--password track "\productName Database"
>Password: <trackplus_admin_password>
>CREATE DATABASE
>Password: <trackplus_admin_password>
...
3.3.7 SAP DB Database
There are several users reporting that they have Genji running successfully with SAP DB. However, this RDBMS
is not in the rollout test plans and therefore not officially supported.
3.4 Step 3: Installing an Application Server
3.4.1 Apache Tomcat on Ubuntu (Debian)
On Ubuntu and Debian systems install Apache Tomcat 8 or later like this:
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sudo apt-get install tomcat8
The Tomcat startup script is located at /etc/init.d/tomcat8. Rather than changing it we modify the
defaults in /etc/default/tomcat8:
sudo vi /etc/default/tomcat8
We set JDK_DIRS to the proper Java installation:
JDK_DIRS="/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle"
And we make sure, Tomcat starts with enough memory for code and data and knows about some important
directories::
JAVA_OPTS="-Djava.awt.headless=true -XX:PermSize=256M
-XX:MaxPermSize=384M -Xms384M -Xmx1024M
-DTRACKPLUS_HOME=/home/trackplus"
-DJENKINS_HOME=/home/jenkins''
-DLATEX_HOME=/usr/bin''
The entries for Jenkins and LATEXare optional and required only when you use these tools. To install LATEXon an
Ubuntu system use
Save the modified script and start Tomcat:
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat8 restart
Check, if you get the Tomcat default start page under http://<yourcomputer>:8080 or
http://<yourcomputer.com>. Thereafter, shut down the server again:
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat8 stop
You should now have a running Tomcat servlet container ready for deployment of Genji .
If you want to have a more professional installation with all security issues considered you should integrate
the Tomcat servlet container with an Apache HTTP server. How to do this is described in the documentation
that comes with Tomcat.
Sometimes port 8080 is already used by some other server on your computer. Select a different port then
for Tomcat, such as 80. You can configure this in the server.xml file in the Tomcat conf directory.
In the following it is assumed that Tomcat has been installed under $TOMCAT_HOME. On a Debian/Ubuntu
system this at /var/lib/tomcat8.
To install the Genji application change to the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps directory:
cd \$TOMCAT\_HOME/webapps
Copy the track-v.war file of the Genji distribution into the $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps directory and rename
it to track.war.
Start the Tomcat servlet container:
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sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat8 start (on Linux)
Tomcat now unpacks the track.war file into a directory $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/track. Genji will not
run yet since we still have to configure the database connection. So it is best to stop Tomcat again before
we proceed with
sudo /etc/init.d/tomcat8 stop
Now proceed with section 3.5 on page 23 to configure the database connection.
3.4.2 Apache Tomcat on Windows
Installation of the Windows version of Tomcat is straightforward and doesn’t require any special skills as long
as Tomcat is run stand alone. You may have to set the $JAVA_HOME environment variable to the location
where you installed the Java SDK, either in the Tomcat startup scripts or in the Windows System Control panel.
On Windows, you also have to set the memory settings appropriately. If you are starting Tomcat as a service,
there is a utility that comes with Tomcat accessible from your Windows Start menu as ”Configure Tomcat”.
Go to the tab named ”Java” and configure in the bottom part of the screen the
• Initial memory pool (to 512 MByte)
• Maximum memory pool (to 512 MByte or more)
In addition, you should set the PermSize, which you can do by entering the following two lines at the end of
the ”JavaOptions” text field in the Tomcat configuration screen:
-XX:PermSize=256M
-XX:MaxPermSize=384M
-Xms384M
-Xmx1024M
-DTRACKPLUS_HOME=C:{\tbs}Program Files{\tbs}Trackplus"
-DJENKINS_HOME=C:{\tbs}Jenkins''
Watch that you do enter these each on an extra line, and watch that you don’t have extra white-space at the
end or elsewhere.
Sometimes port 8080 is already used by some other server on your computer. Select a different port then
for Tomcat, such as 80. You can configure this in the server.xml file in the Tomcat conf directory.
In the following it is assumed that Tomcat has been installed under $TOMCAT_HOME. For a Windows based
system this is at C:\Program Files\ Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0.
To install the Genji application change to the $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps directory:
cd $TOMCAT_HOME{\tbs}webapps
Copy the track-v.war file of this distribution into the $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps directory and rename it
to track.war.
Start the Tomcat servlet container using the Windows Tomcat startup batch file
$TOMCAT_HOME\bin\startup.bat or the „Configure Tomcat“ utility. Tomcat now unpacks the track.war
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file into a directory $TOMCAT_HOME\webapps\track. Genji will not run yet since we still have to configure
the database connection. So it is best to stop Tomcat again before we proceed, either using the ”Configure
Tomcat” utility or with
$TOMCAT_HOME\bin\shutdown.bat
Now proceed with section 3.5 on page 23 to configure the database connection.
3.4.3 Integrating Apache Tomcat with IIS
You can run Tomcat behind an Internet Information Server (IIS). Make sure you have
• a running instance of a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server with IIS installed
• Java 2 Standard Edition Developer Kit JDK 1.7 or later
• Jakarta Tomcat 6.0 or later
• Jakarta Tomcat Web Server Connector JK2 for IIS (from the Apache download site).
Make sure you have the JDK and Tomcat installed before you proceed, using the installers provided.
Then follow the instructions at this place.
3.4.4 Oracle WebLogic
Oracle WebLogic is a commercial application server. You deploy and run Genji well on Oracle WebLogic.
You can deploy Genji in either exploded or unexploded mode using the track-v.ear file.
You cannot easily use the track.war file directly due to classpath loader issues in WebLogic!
To install Genji on Oracle WebLogic you have to first extract the track.war file contained in track-v.ear:
jar -xvf track-v.ear track.war
You now have a track.war file in the same directory as the track.ear file.
WEB-INF/Torque.properties from the track.ear file:
Extract file
jar -xvf track.war WEB-INF/Torque.properties
Change to directory WEB-INF and modify the Torque.properties file as described further down in section
3.5. Basically, this configures your database connection. Thereafter you jar everything back together:
jar -uvf track.war WEB-INF/Torque.properties
jar -uvf track-v.ear track.war
You can now deploy the application using the standard Oracle WebLogic deployment procedure. You have
to set the attachment directory on the server configuration page (see section 4.5 on page 30) when using
Oracle WebLogic. Otherwise attachments may not work properly or you will loose all attachments once the
server is stopped.
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3.4.5 IBM Websphere
IBM Websphere is a commercial application server. You deploy and run Genji well on IBM Websphere. You
can deploy Genji in either exploded or unexploded mode using the track-v.ear file. Two things you need
to be aware of:
• Make sure you have a JDK 1.7 or later installed. The default coming with the application server might
be older.
• You
need
to
enable
WEB-INF/conf/axis2.xml:
the
option
EnableChildFirstClassLoading
in
file
...
<parameter name="hotupdate">false</parameter>
<parameter name="enableMTOM">false</parameter>
<parameter name="enableSwA">false</parameter>
<!-- Remove comment from the following line only for IBM Websphere! -->
<parameter name="EnableChildFirstClassLoading">true</parameter>
...
Furthermore you need to make sure that Genji classes are loaded first. You need to go to Application
Types > WebSphere enterprise applications > Select your app > Manage modules > select
your app from Module column > Class loader order combo box and there select: Classes loaded with
local class loader first (parent last).
3.4.6 JBoss
JBoss is a popular Java application server. You can obtain it from the JBoss download site.
Follow the instructions of installing JBoss. In particular, adapt the $JAVA_HOME variable in the JBoss startup
scripts to the path where you had installed your Java SDK. Make sure that the ports you want to serve on
aren’t being used by another (web) server on your machine.
To install Genji you have to unjar the track-v.war file and modify the Torque. properties configuration
files as described further down in section 3.5. Thereafter you jar it again to a file track.war and copy it to
the JBoss deployment directory. If you have properly installed your RDBMS (see section 3.3) Genji should be
ready to use.
Alternatively, you could use the track-v.ear file for deployment. Look at the description for the Oracle
WebLogic server for instructions on how to do this.
You have to set the attachment directory on the server configuration page (see section 4.5) when using JBoss.
Otherwise you will loose all attachments once your JBoss server is stopped.
3.5 Step 4: Coniguring the Database Connection
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3.5.1 Establishing a Database Connection
You have to connect the database you created in section 3.3 with the Genji application. This is done via entries
in file $TRACKPLUS_HOME/Torque.properties. The following is an excerpt and the respective areas are
shown.
...
# !!! THIS USER WITH THIS PASSWORD HAS TO BE KNOWN BY YOUR
#
DATABASE SYSTEM !!!
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.user = trackp
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.password = tissi
# 1) Firebird on Windows systems
torque.database.track.adapter=firebird
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.driver =
org.firebirdsql.jdbc.FBDriver
torque.dsfactory.track.connection.url =
jdbc:firebirdsql://localhost/D:/Data/trackdata/track.gdb
# 2) Firebird on Unix
...
The user name and password must match the respective entries you used for the database. The JDBC driver
and connection URL also depend on your database name and type. There is an example in the default
Torque.properties file for each supported database type, most of which are commented out. Enable the
lines pertaining to your database type, and comment out the others.
After changing any of the settings in Torque.properties the servlet container Tomcat or your application
server has to be restarted for the changes to take effect.
3.6 Installing Plugins
If you like to connect Genji to your Subversion repository you need an additional library, which you can freely
download from the Steinbeis extension download site.
Place the file into the lib directory (under webapps/track/WEB-INF/lib) of your Genji application and
restart your server.
3.7 Remaining Steps
At this point you should have completed the basic installation procedure and after you have restarted your
application server or reloaded the Genji application you should be able to log into the system by pointing
your browser to the URL under which you have installed the system.
Some configuration steps remain to be done to get the Genji configured and ready to serve projects. This
mostly concerns e-mail connection setup, and configuration of directories for attachments and indexes.
These configuration steps are carried out using the regular Genji web browser user interface s o there is no
need to directly work on the server any more from this point on. The details of the remaining configuration
steps are described in the next chapter.
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3.7.1 File System Coniguration in Clustered Environment
When working in a clustered environment in Solaris or Linux, you must mount the file system repository
before you start the Genji installation process. Note that the mount to the file system repository should not
use any cache mechanisms.
To mount a file system repository in Linux with NFS mounts, modify the /etc/fstab file as follows:
<source> <target> nfs sync,noac 0 0
To mount a file system repository with SMBFS mounts from a Windows machine, modify the /etc/fstab
file as follows:
<source> <target> smbfs
credentials=/root/.smbpasswd,rw,gid=<GID>,uid=<UID>,
fmask=0777,dmask=0777 0 0
For example:
//tpserver/TPrepository /mnt/TPrepository smbfs
credentials=/root/.smbpasswd,rw,gid=10,uid=tpadmin,
fmask=0777,dmask=0777 0 0
Where: //tpserver/TPrepository is the UNC of the source path uid=tpadmin is a domain user. Note
that tpadmin must be a user on the Windows server and must belong to the Administrators group.
/mnt/TPrepository is the local folder.
The tpadmin in this example must be defined in the credential file (/root/.smbpasswd) as follows:
username = tpadmin
password = <tpadmin-password>
You must also edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and change the workgroup value to a domain name (for
example: TRACKPLUS).
To mount a file system repository in Solaris with NFS mounts, modify the /etc/ vfstab file as follows:
<source> - <target> nfs - yes sync,noac
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Coniguring Genji
This chapter describes the minimum configuration steps you need to do after a first installation, and before
you can use your Genji system productively. In particular, the following topics are considered:
• First login and access to server configuration
• Setting up E-mail
If you have installed Genji manually, you may have to configure the following topics are to be considered as
well:
• Setting up full text search
• Setting up attachment handling
• Configuring for operation in proxied environments (optional)
• Configuring session time out
4.1 First Login and Access to Server Coniguration
To carry out the configuration steps in this chapter you have to login as system administrator. The system
administrator account is created during database installation, using a predefined, default password. To login
as the system administrator use:
user name:admin
password: tissi
There is a second account created during initial setup, the „guest“ account. To login as a regular guest user
with but a few access rights:
user name: guest
password: trackplus
You should change the administrator password before you expose your server to the public. How this is done
is described in the Genji User’s Manual.
The admin user has access to all project administration access management pages. It should be her privilege
to add new projects. Each project itself may have several project specific administrators out of the regular
user base. These project specific administrators have the same rights as the admin user, except that these
rights are limited to specific projects.
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You can configure later on any user to have system administrator privileges. All server configuration steps
described below will be managed via menu entry Administration→Manage server→Server configuration....
4.2 Entering License Key Information
Cut and paste the license key from the key file you received into the text area and save. You should see the
number of active users covered and the expiration date of the license.
4.3 Setting up E-mail
4.3.1 Basic E-mail Setup
Genji will send notification messages to involved users for example if certain state changes occur, new issues
are created, or responsible persons are being modified. Genji also sends initial passwords after registration
or lost passwords via e-mail.
For this feature to work, Genji has to be able to connect to an SMTP server. You have to configure your SMTP
server name on the server configuration page as shown in Fig. 3-3. There are several other options when
configuring your e-mail notification service.
Genji system e-mail:
here you should define an e-mail account which is being inserted as ”sent from” by Genji in any e-mail
the systems sends out. You can further down select however if the „sent from“ address of outgoing
e-mails is the one of the user initiating the causing action.
Use Genji „from“ address in e-mails:
This switch determines if e-mails coming from the Genji system carry as their „sent from“ address the
value given in the previous field „Genji system email“, or if it carries the address of the person causing
the email.
For example, if an issue was changed, the issues manager will be informed of the change by e-mail
(Automail). If the check box mentioned above is checked, the e-mail will have as its „sent from“ address
„trackplus.@trackplus.com“, and the „sent from“ name will be „Trackplus“.
If the check box was not checked, the sent from address will appear as „Smith, Diana [Genji ]“. Some
SMTP servers do not like to sent messages with a „from“ address different than the account which has
been used to gaining access. In the example above, the SMTP server might not like to use an account
„trackplus@trackplus.com“ while sending messages from „diana.smith@fake.com“.
Mail encoding:
You need to define an e-mail encoding that is being used by Genji when sending out e-mails. UTF-8
should work in most cases. For Western languages, ”ISO-8859-1” usually works fine.
SMTP server name:
For Genji to be able to send notifications you need to give it the name of your SMTP server. Some
company internal installations do not require authentication before using the server, some do. If authentication is being used, it can be either SMTP authentication or POP before SMTP. In the first case
you also have to set the SMTP user name and SMTP password described below. In the second case
you have to configure the POP parameters.
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SMTP Port:
Default is 25. Usually, you don’t have to change this.
SMTP user name:
In case your SMTP server requires SMTP authentication, supply the user name here.
SMTP authentication mode:
Company internal SMTP servers sometimes do not require special authentication. If your SMTP server
does, you need to click the check box and select an authentication mode. You can use either use a
special user/password for the SMTP server, or use the same user/password as for the incoming mail,
or use the POP3 before SMTP authentication mode, where you will first be logged in into the POP3
incoming mail server, and this will authenticate you for the outgoing SMTP mail server.
SMTP password:
In case your SMTP server requires SMTP authentication, supply the password here.
Mailserver protocol:
Genji supports two incoming mail protocols: POP3 and IMAP. Here you can choose which one your
server uses.
Mailserver name:
In case of POP before SMTP authentication, supply your POP server here. You will also have to configure
this if you want to be able to submit issues by e-mail to either a POP3 mailbox or an IMAP mailbox.
Mailserver port:
Default is 110 for POP3 and 143 for IMAP. You usually do not have to change this.
Mailbox user:
In case of POP before SMTP authentication, supply your POP user account here. Also supply this if you
want to access incoming e-mails by an IMAP inbox.
Mailbox password:
In case of POP before SMTP authentication, supply your POP password here. Alsosupply this if you
want to access incoming e-mails by an IMAP inbox.
Keep messages on server:
If this is checked, reading the e-mails does not delete the messages on the server. This can be helpful
if you also want to manually scan the Genji mailbox.
Authorizing E-mail Domains:
To prevent users from unverified domains (e.g. hotmail.com, gmx.com) to register, a Perl5 regular expression can be defined so that only e-mail domains matching that expression are allowed to register.
The default pattern is to allow all domains to register.
Genji can be configured such that users may register themselves. However, you can restrict registration
to specific domains and even user email accounts, for example such that only your customers are
allowed to register with the system. The pattern that is allowed to register is a Perl pattern.
Here are some example pattern:
[^@ \t]@bosch\.com
This example permits just users from domain „bosch.com“ to register. Some more examples:
[^@ \t]@t-online\.de|[\^@ \t]@computer\.org
matches all users from domains t-online.de and computer.org. The pattern
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\w[-.\w]+\@[-.\w]+\.\w{2,3}
matches all e-mail domains with no restrictions. This is the default pattern.
4.4 Setting up Full Text Search
Genji uses the Lucene indexing system to search for issues based on keywords. The index system c an be
configured using several parameters.
Enable full text search: Here you can enable TQLplus. If this is not set, TQLplus syntax is not recognized.
You can disable this if you have only little disk space left.
Index attachments:
This enables indexing of attachments. Since attachments can be quite large, setting this option will
increase disk usage by Genji considerably.
Reindex on startup:
If you want to start a complete reindex after server startup set this switch. This ensures that your index
is complete. It also purges index entries that may not be needed any more. Take into consideration
that it may take some time until the index is complete again.
Lucene analyzer:
Choose the preferred analyzer for your index. A good analyzer gets rid of small words of little importance like ”a” or ”the” and so on. This is of course language dependent, so if you have an analyzer that
matches the primary language of the installation enter it here. New analyzers can be added if you pack
them into a file ”lucene-analyzers.jar” and drop this file into the lib directory of the Genji application.
The safe bet is to use the Standard Analyzer.
Lucene index root directory:
This is where Genji will place the index file. Depending on the size of your documents disk space
requirements can become quite large. Make sure there is enough space at this location.
4.5 Setting up Attachment Handling
4.5.1 Setting up the Attachment Root Directory
Attachments are stored on the file system and not in the database. You should configure a directory on a
volume with sufficient space for your attachments. If you do not configure this parameter, attachments will
be stored inside the application directory. This could result in complete loss of all attachment data on some
application servers!
4.5.2 Coniguring the Attachment Size Limit
It is possible to limit the size of attachments to prevent people from loading Gigabytes on the Genji server.
The limit can be set to any amount of MBytes. The default size limit is 4.0 MByte.
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4.6 Coniguring for Proxied Environment
Genji has been designed to operate in a proxy environment. Usually, Genji can extract the URLs that are included in notification e-mails automatically. This automatic detection works fine if there are no proxy servers
between the application server and the user clients.
If there is a proxy server hiding the application server, the correct server URL has to be configured via parameter Genji Server URL on the site configuration page, for example: http://gandalf In non-proxied environments,
you can leave this field empty, which will enable the automatic detection feature for the server URL.
4.7 Coniguring Session Time Out
In file web.xml a cookie time out can be set, to allow a user to directly access an issue without having to log
on. Usually you would not change the default value.
In the same file you can define the session time out. If there are no requests sent during this time from a
client to the server, the server terminates that session and the user would have to log in again to access the
system.
The session time out can furthermore set by an system administrator for each user on the user’s profile page.
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Integrating Genji with other
Applications
5.1 Overview
You can integrate other web based applications with Genji such that you can switch between them via the
Genji menu bar. The following applications are currently supported directly:
• Jenkins continuous integration server (http://www.jenkins.org). Jenkins is very useful if you are developing any kind of software.
• SonarQube, a quality improvement tool for software development. Integrated bug finding and code
coverage tools help you to prevent bugs early in the development cycle and generate code that is
robust and easy to maintain (http://www.sonarqube.org).
• ViewVC, a browser for Subversion repositories. You can link Genji items with Subversion repositories
and directly move from an item to the corresponding revision or file. Genji even puts some access
control on top of ViewVC so that users can only see repositories they have a Genji permission for
(http://www.viewvc.org).
• WebSVN, another browser for Subversion repositories. Here too you can link Genji items with Subversion repositories and directly move from an item to the corresponding revision or file. Genji puts some
access control on top of WebSVN so that users can only see repositories they have a Genji permission
for (http://www.websvn.info).
• ViewGit, with the same functionality as ViewVC, but for Git repositories(http://www.viewgit.fealdia.org).
Furthermore, there is software Genji can use or cooperate with for various tasks:
• LATEXfor creating beautiful reports (http://www.miktext.org).
• Eclipse Mylyn, to work with Genji directly from within Eclipse
• JasperSoft Studio, to create report templates
5.2 Installing the Portal Plug-In
To integrate web based applications into Genji download the Portals plug-in from our web site. The file is
called portals-x.y.z.tpx. Then proceed as follows:
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1. Copy portals-x.y.z.tpx to TRACKPLUS_HOME/plugins and restart the server.
2. Under TRACKPLUS_HOME/plugins/portals-x.y.z there is a file called trackplus-plugin.xml.
It looks like this:
<trackplus-plugin id="trackplus.plugin" name="PortalPlugin">
<plugin-info>
<description>Portal plug-in</description>
<version>5.0</version>
<application-version min="5.0" max="10.0"/>
<vendor name="Steinbeis - Trackplus" url="http://www.trackplus.com"/>
</plugin-info>
<!-<!-<!--
${SERVER} will be replaced by the Track+ server base URL -->
including the protocol. You can also use a fixed URL like -->
https://www.yourdomain.com
-->
<module id="jenkins"
name="Jenkins"
iconCls="jenkinsApp"
useHeader="true"
description="Jenkins integration"
url="${SERVER}/jenkins"/>
<module id="websvn"
name="Subversion"
iconCls="websvnApp"
useHeader="true"
description="Subversion repository browser"
url="${SERVER}/websvn"/>
<module id="viewvc"
name="Subversion"
iconCls="websvnApp"
useHeader="true"
description="Subversion repository browser"
url="${SERVER}/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi"/>
<module id="viewgit"
name="ViewGit"
iconCls="viewgitApp"
description="ViewGit"
useHeader="true"
description="Git repository browser"
url="${SERVER}/viewgit/"/>
<module id="sonar"
name="Sonar"
iconCls="sonarApp"
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useHeader="true"
description="SonarCube Quality Assurance"
url="${SERVER}/sonar"/>
</trackplus-plugin>
Edit this file to match your installation. Make sure you use the same protocol (http or https) on all
servers.
3. For some applications note the remarks in the specific sections below.
5.3 Jenkins
For Jenkins it is best to have the same user names and passwords on the Jenkins and on the Genji server. This
can be ensured by using LDAP authentication on both systems.
5.4 WebSVN
Genji calls WebSVN to show linked revisions and files directly from the cockpit or single items. To enable this
behaviour you need to patch WebSVN. In the TRACKPLUS_HOME/plugins/portals-x.y.z directory there
is a file called config.php. On a Debian or Ubuntu Linux Server copy this file to /etc/default/websvn.
5.5 ViewVC
Genji calls ViewVC to show linked revisions and files directly from the cockpit or single items. To enable this
behaviour you need to patch ViewVC.
1. Remove all repository entries from /etc/viewvc/viewvc.conf.
2. Replace files /usr/lib/viewvc/lib/config.py and /usr/lib/viewvc/lib/viewvc.py with
the versions from TRACKPLUS_HOME/plugins/portals-x.y.z. The location of the original files
depend on your server configuration. You may have to search for these files using find / -name
viewvc.py.
3. You can adapt the templates to improve the visual appearance.
5.6 ViewGit
Genji can call ViewGit to show linked revisions and files directly from the cockpit or single items. To enable
this behaviour you need to patch ViewGit.
1. Replace files <viewgit install directory>/inc/localconfig.php and /<viewgit install
directory>/index.php with the versions from TRACKPLUS_HOME/plugins/portals-x.y.z.
The location of the original files depend on your server configuration. You may have to search for
these files using find / -name localconfig.php.
2. You can adapt the templates to improve the visual appearance.
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5.7 SonarQube
For SonarQube it is best to have the same user names and passwords on the SonarQube and on the Genji
server. This can be ensured by using LDAP authentication on both systems.
5.8 Single Sign On with Genji User Database
For smaller installations it can be convenient to use the Genji user database as a source for single sign on
(SSO) configurations rather than providing a central single sign on server. For example, you can use Genji
and Jenkins and you have to login just once.
The installer will configure everything in preparation for this use case. Manually you need to proceed as
follows:
1. In TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/conf/server.xml please add the following code in the ”Engine” section:
...
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost">
...
<Realm className="com.aurel.track.realm.TrackJDBCRealm"
connectionURL="[JDBC_CONNECTION_URL]" driverName="[DB_DRIVER]"
userCredCol="passwd" userNameCol="loginname" userTable="TPERSON"/>
...
2. Right below this entry add or enable the single sign on valve:
...
...
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.SingleSignOn"/>
where the JDBC connection parameters are those found in TRACKPLUS_HOME/Torque.properties.
Here is an example for a MySQL database:
[JDBC_CONNECTION_URL]: jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/track?
user=trackp&password=tissi&autoReconnect=true
[DB_DRIVER]: org.gjt.mm.mysql.Driver
3. In TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/conf/web.xml add the following code below the other similar entries:
<servlet>
<servlet-name>Login</servlet-name>
<servlet-class>com.aurel.track.login.Login</servlet-class>
</servlet>
4. Also in TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/conf/web.xml add the following code at the end of the file:
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<servlet-mapping>
<servlet-name>Login</servlet-name>
<url-pattern>/sso/login</url-pattern>
</servlet-mapping>
<security-constraint>
<web-resource-collection>
<web-resource-name>all</web-resource-name>
<url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
<http-method>GET</http-method>
<http-method>POST</http-method>
</web-resource-collection>
<auth-constraint>
<role-name>admin</role-name>
</auth-constraint>
<user-data-constraint>
<transport-guarantee>NONE</transport-guarantee>
</user-data-constraint>
</security-constraint>
<login-config>
<auth-method>FORM</auth-method>
<form-login-config>
<form-login-page>/sso/login?success=true</form-login-page>
<form-error-page>/sso/login?success=false</form-error-page>
</form-login-config>
</login-config>
5. Copy the folder trackSSOLogin from TRACKPLUS_HOME/sso into TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/conf/. Do
not rename or modify this folder in any way.
6. Copy file TRACKPLUS_HOME/sso/com.trackplus.sso-x.y.z.jar into TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/lib
directory.
7. Only for Jenkins please open TOMCAT_DIRECTORY/webapps/jenkins/WEB-INF/web.xml and
search for <login-config>. Remove this block or comment it out using the symbols: <!—(start
comment) -->(end comment)
8. Restart your Tomcat.
Finally you need to enable container based authentication for Genji and Jenkins (or any other application
you like to integrate).
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5.8. Single Sign On with Genji User Database
Figure 5.1: Configuring CBA in Genji
Figure 5.2: Configuring CBA in Jenkins
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Upgrading Genji
This chapter describes how to upgrade an existing Genji installation to a newer version. We consider two
cases:
• Upgrading an installer based installation
• Upgrading a manual installation
6.1 Upgrading an Installer Based Installation
To upgrade an installer based installation just execute the new installer. The standard database types are
supported:
• Firebird
• MySQL
• MS SQLServer
• Oracle
• DB2
• Postgres
6.2 Upgrading a Manual Installation
To upgrade a manual installation proceed as follows:
1. Note the directory where you store the attachments. We call this TRACKPLUS_HOME.
2. Stop the Tomcat server.
3. If there is no file Torque.properties in your TRACKPLUS_HOME directory, copy it there from
...webapps/track/WEB-INF/Torque.properties to TRACKPLUS_HOME.
4. Remove directory ...webapps/track.
5. Replace file ...webapps/track.war by the new version.
6. Check that the Tomcat JVM parameters include an entry -DTRACKPLUS_HOME=<dir from step 1>
7. Start the Tomcat server.
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6.2. Upgrading a Manual Installation
Have a look at the Tomcat log files and make sure there were no errors.
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Trouble Shooting Genji
7.1 Possible Conlicts with Competing Web Servers
If on first startup you do not get the login screen, there may be another web server already running on port
80 and 8080 of your system.
Competing web servers could have been installed for example as part of Windows Server, Visual.NET, or some
other development software. Also known to cause problems are servers that have Oracle installed on them.
Oracle might install its own web server on port 80 and 8080. Skype can also block these ports.
To get Genji running in such a case, you should either shut it down, or deploy Genji with it. Alternatively you could change the default port in file server.xml of the Tomcat server (by default installed under
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\conf) from 8080 to some other
number. In this case you have to enter the port number as part of the URL where you access Genji , like
http://localhost:7080/track instead of http://localhost/track.
7.2 Potential Problem on Windows 2003 Server
The Genji installer runs itself an installer for the Firebird database management system. There is a known
problem with this installer on Windows 2003 Server Systems.
To solve this problem download the Firebird installer yourself and run it manually. Then have a look at the
Genji forum for an up to date work around to get the database server up an running.
Thereafter run the Genji installer again.
7.3 Possible Problems on 64-Bit Windows Systems
On a 64-bit system, also make sure that you have a 64-bit Java installed, and that your JAVA_HOME variable
points to the 64-bit version. If you have an older 32-bit version uninstall that first.
7.4 Installation Problem Debugging
The installer writes a log file in the same directory from which you executed the installer. This log file contains
a lot of hints in case something should have gone wrong.
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7.5. Runtime Troubleshooting
7.5 Runtime Troubleshooting
To effectively analyze runtime problems, it is helpful to increase the number of log messages being written
to the application servers log and to the Genji log window. You can set the logging level as administrator via
“Administration > Logging configuration”. You can view the log messages via “Administration > Server status’
on the “Log” tab.
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Uninstalling Genji
8.1 Uninstalling Genji from Windows (Installer)
When Genji was installed using the Windows installer, several packages have been installed and need to be
removed for a complete uninstall:
• Genji itself
• Firebird database server
• Apache Tomcat servlet container
• Graphviz package
The following describes the procedure how to uninstall Genji when it was installed using the Windows installer. Go to the Windows System Control page.
Select the „Software“ icon and select Genji : „remove“.
The remove will not remove the data that you have accumulated with Track. If you want to remove all data,
manually remove the Genji installation directory, which is typically C:
Program Files
Genji .
If you are not using the Firebird database server for anything else, remove it using the „Software“ icon as
described above for Genji .
If you are not using Apache Tomcat for anything else, remove it using the „Software“ icon as described above
for Genji .
If you are not using the Graphviz package for anything else, remove it using the „Software“ icon as described
above for Genji .
This will remove all registration entries and files that have been placed on your computer by Genji .
8.2 Uninstalling Genji from Windows
If you have not used the installer for a Genji installation on Windows, the procedure to remove Genji depends
on the type of application server and database server you have been using. The following items have to be
removed, unless you are using them for anything else as well:
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8.3. Uninstalling Genji from Unix
• Genji itself
• Database server
• Servlet container or application server
• Graphviz
Genji itself consists of
• the applications WAR or EAR file in the webapps directory of your servlet container
• the expanded directory for Genji in the webapps directory of your servlet container
• the attachment and indexing files
The attachment and indexing files can reside anywhere on the disk, you would have to check on the
Administration-Server Admin. dialog for the paths of these directories.
8.3 Uninstalling Genji from Unix
The uninstall procedure for Genji from a Unix system depends the database server and servlet container
you have been using for Genji . The following items have to be removed, unless you are still using them for
something else:
• Genji itself
• Database server
• Servlet container or application server
• Graphviz
Genji itself consists of
• the applications WAR or EAR file in the webapps directory of your servlet container
• the expanded directory for Genji in the webapps directory of your servlet container
• the attachment and indexing files
The attachment and indexing files can reside anywhere on the disk, you would have to check inside Genji
under menu entry the Administration→Server Admin. for the paths of these directories.
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