Accessing Watson Explorer Engine

After installing Watson™ Explorer Engine, generating a new encryption key, running the micro-test utility, and configuring the system (production) or embedded (testing) web server, you can now access the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool from a web browser.

  • If you configured Watson Explorer Engine for production by integrating it with a system web server, the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool should be available at the following URL, where <hostname> is the name or IP address of the system on which your web server is running and <port> is the port used for this module.
  • If you configured Watson Explorer Engine for testing purposes using the embedded web server, see Configuring Watson Explorer Engine's Embedded Web Server for instructions for configuring the embedded webserver for use with the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool.
Once the Watson Explorer Engine login prompt displays in your browser, use the default login and password to access the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool.
  • Default login: data-explorer-admin
  • Default password: TH1nk1710 (T-H-one-n-k-one-seven-one-zero)
Watson Explorer Engine is now ready to use.
Note: After accessing the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool for the first time using the default login and password, you should immediately change the password for this login. To change the password for a Watson Explorer Engine account, use the Management > Users menu to access and modify the current settings for that user account.

At this point, you may want to create additional Watson Explorer Engine users for development purposes using the Management > Users menu. This enables other developers to access the Watson Explorer Engine administration tool while keeping your site's administrative login and password private.

See Command-Line Watson Explorer Engine Administration Commands for general information about integrating Watson Explorer Engine into your system startup and shutdown processes, and for detailed information about the Watson Explorer Engine commands that are provided for use in these cases.

Before creating any Watson Explorer Engine search applications or search collections, you may want to take advantage of configuration options that enable you to store Watson Explorer Engine search collection data on other filesystems. For example, if the system on which Watson Explorer Engine is installed also has access to large, high-speed RAID storage devices, you may want to install Watson Explorer Engine in its default location but use the search-collections-dir configuration variable to specify that search collections are created and stored on the high-speed, higher-capacity storage devices. See Configuring Global Options for Watson Explorer Engine for more information.

If you are running automatic anti-virus or other system scanning software, see Integrating Watson Explorer with Anti-Virus Software for information on excluding specific Watson Explorer Engine directories from the scanning process.