Logging In to a LiveCycle Server
After you start Workbench, you establish a connection with
a server by logging in. Your administrator must configure your user
account and the server so that you can use Workbench.
To work on your processes or forms, you first
must log in to a server. If a server has not already been configured
for logging in, see Configuring server connections.
Note: If you have configured LiveCycle to use the
Documentum or FileNet repository provider, and you want to log in
to a repository other than that configured as the default in Administration
Console, you should provide the user name as [username]@[Repository].
After you log in, the server that you are logged into and the
user name that you logged in with appear in the lower right-hand
corner of Workbench. The following illustrations shows that the
administrator user is logged into the localhost server.
To log in to a server:
Start Workbench and select
File > Login.
You can also click the Login
In the login window, type your user name in the Username
box and type your password in the Password box.
In the Log On To list, select the required server and then
For security, the
Reauthentication window may reappear at regular time intervals after
you log in, at which time you need to provide your password again. Your
administrator can determine the time interval. For more information,
see “Configuring User Management > Configuring LiveCycle time-out
setting” in User Management Help
Increasing the memory allocation
If a low memory warning appears when you log in to Workbench,
you can increase the amount of memory allocated to Workbench.
To configure the allocated memory, modify the workbench.ini file
property that controls the amount of allocated memory. The property
is in the format -Xmx[number]M,
where [number] is the number of MB of memory that is allocated. The
default amount of memory that is allocated is 512, which is set
by using the property value of -Xmx512M. You increase
the amount of memory in increments of 256. For example, if the warning
appears when 512 MB of memory is allocated, increase the allocated
memory to 768. If the warning occurs again, increase to 1024.
The workbench.ini file is located in the [install directory]/Adobe/Adobe
LiveCycle Workbench 11/Workbench directory, where [install directory] is
the location where you installed Workbench.
Increase the allocated memory:
In a text editor, open the
Locate the line that contains the property that sets the
amount of allocated memory, and modify the values of the property
as required. For example, -Xmx768M allocates 768
MB of memory.
Save and close the workbench.ini file and restart Workbench.
a low memory warning appears after extended use of Workbench, close
and restart it.
Configuring server connections
need to configure a connection to the LiveCycle Server that you
want to log into and access the resources that it stores. If a server
is not already configured or you want to change the server settings,
you can configure the server from the login dialog box. Ask your
administrator for the values you should use when configuring a server.
After you configure a server, you can select the configuration
in the login window.
Note: To use EJB connections, the LiveCycle Server
and the computer that runs Workbench must reside on the same network
The following values are the default ports for the naming service
of the supported application servers:
Enabling EJB connections to WebSphere
If you are enabling EJB connections
to WebSphere, you need to install a Java Runtime Environment that
is provided by IBM, and configure Workbench to use it. For more
information, see the Installing Workbenchguide.
To configure a server:
In the Adobe LiveCycle ES4
login dialog box, click Configure. The Manage Configured Servers
dialog box appears.
To add a new server, click the Add New Server button . To
edit an existing server, select a server and click the Edit Selected
Server button .
In the Server Title box, type a name to describe the server.
This name is descriptive only. It is displayed in the selection
menu of the login window.
In the Hostname box, type the name or IP address of the LiveCycle
In the Protocol list, select Simple Object Access Protocol
(SOAP/HTTP) or Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP/HTTPS).
In the Server Port Number box, type the port number provided
by your administrator. This specifies the port number used to connect
to the server.
(Optional) To enable LiveCycle 7.x QPACs to communicate through
an EJB connection, select Enable EJB Connections For LiveCycle 7.x
QPACs, an then, in the EJB Port box, enter the port to use.
Click OK, and then click OK again.
If you are
finished using Workbench or want to log in to a different server,
you need to log out of the server you are connected to.
To log out of a server:
Select File > Logout.
In the logout window, click Logout.
can also click the Logout button
To log into Workbench, your user account needs
to be assigned the role of an Application Administrator. This role
provides the following permissions that are relevant to Workbench
Use Administration Console (Applications and Services
pages) to configure service run-time properties; add, remove, and
configure endpoints, and configure security.
Install and uninstall components.
Create event types.
Delete event types.
See a list of recorded process instances and play them.
Start and stop services, and activate and deactivate processes.
Open processes for reading and editing.
Use Workbench features that enable you to create forms:
Set and delegate access permissions for applications.
For more information about assigning roles to users, see LiveCycle Administration Help or contact
your LiveCycle administrator.