Connecting to a LiveCycle server

To create an application, it is necessary to connect to a LiveCycle server by using Workbench. The user profile that you use must have the Application Administrator role assigned to it. Contact your administrator if you are not sure which user profile to use.

Note: By default, Workbench times out after two hours, regardless of activity or inactivity. To edit the time-out setting, see “ Importing and exporting the configuration file” in LiveCycle Administration Help at

Connect to a LiveCycle server

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs > All Programs > LiveCycle > Workbench 11.

  2. Select File > Login. The Workbench login window appears.

  3. In the Username box, type atanaka and, in the Password box, type password.

    Note: It is recommended that you use the Akira Tanaka (atanaka) user profile for this tutorial. (See Understanding the sample environment). However, you can use a different user profile instead of atanaka.
  4. Configure the server to connect to:

    • Beside the Log On To list, click Configure. The Manage Configured Servers dialog box appears.

    • Click the Add button. The Adding New Server dialog box appears.

    • In the Server Title box, type livecycleserver to describe your server. The name you enter is a mnemonic name that is meaningful only to you. The name is displayed as part of the Log On To list in the Workbench login window. As you type the name, the same text appears in the Hostname box.

    • In the Hostname box, delete the displayed name if it is not the same as the LiveCycle server name. Type either the name or the IP address of the LiveCycle server. For example, type livecycleserver or localhost if your LiveCycle server is on the same computer as Workbench. If you do not have this information, contact your administrator.

    • In the Protocol list, select either Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP/HTTP) or Simple Object Access Protocol SOAP/HTTPS. The name you choose specifies the connection protocol. In typical development environments, use SOAP/HTTP. If you configured HTTPS when you installed your server, use Simple Object Access Protocol SOAP/HTTPS. If you do not have this information, contact your administrator.

    • In the Server Port Number box, use the provided port number 8080. The value specifies the port number that is used to connect to the server. For a JBoss Turnkey installation, you typically use 8080. If you do not have this information, contact your administrator.

    After you configure the server connection, the dialog box looks like this illustration, where livecycleserver is the name Hostname and the Server Port Number is 8080:

    Add LiveCycle server URL and name.
    • Verify your settings and click OK.

    • When you return to the Manage Configured Servers dialog box, click OK.

  5. In the login window, verify that you selected the correct server, such as livecycleserver, from the Log On To list.

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    Workbench Login screen.
  6. Click Login.

You have connected to a LiveCycle server.

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