Importing and managing applications and archives

In LiveCycle, an application is a container for storing assets that are required for implementing a LiveCycle solution. Examples of assets are form designs, form fragments, images, processes, DDX files, form guides, HTML pages, and SWF files. During the development phase of a project, Workbench users can deploy applications directly from the Applications view in Workbench. Once deployed, these applications appear in Administration Console, on the Applications tab on the Application Management page.

When an application is complete and ready for deployment to a production server, the Workbench user packages the application into a LiveCycle application file (.lca). Then an administrator uses Administration Console to import and deploy the application file, using the Applications tab on the Application Management page.

You can also use the LiveCycle Archives (8.x) tab on the Application Management page to import LCAs that were created using LiveCycle Workbench 8.x.

Note: There is a known issue that LCA files from a future release are not necessarily backward compatible. While it may be possible to view and import LCA files from a future release of LiveCycle (for example, a preview release), doing so is not supported and may result in aberrant behavior.