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Follow the instructions on this page to install the Services for IBM Connections, which are required to use the spelling, link validation and enhanced media embed services.


Unless is specially configured to talk to another URL, this application must be installed on the same WebSphere Application Server as IBM Connections. Be sure to assign all modules to the correct server in the Manage Modules page.

Installation steps

  1. Log into your WebSphere Application Server Console (e.g. https://server:port/ibm/console/).
  2. Click "New Application".
  3. Click "New Enterprise Application".
  4. Provide path to "tbioServices_c5.ear" (installer_directory/services/tbioServices_c5.ear) and click "Next". 
  5. Select "Fast Path" and click "Next".
  6. Keep the default installation options and click "Next".
  7. Make sure that the modules are deployed to the server running WebSphere Portal. Typically this will be the server called "WebSphere_Portal". If this server does not appear in the list, it may not have been started yet.
    To ensure that the modules are deployed to the right location, you will need to select the server, select the modules, and then click "Apply".
    Once the modules are mapped to the correct server, click "Next".
  8. No action is required for mapping virtual hosts for Web modules. Click "Next".
  9. You will be presented with a summary of installation options. Click "Finish" to install the application.
  10. When the installation is finished you will need to save the changes to the configuration. Click "Save".
  11. To be able to use the services, they need to be started first. Click "WebSphere enterprise applications" under "Application Types".
  12. Select "EphoxTbioServices".
  13.  Click "Start".
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