Mapping static files using WebSphere App Server

Hi,

Is there any way where I can use WebSphere Application server as webserver like in Weblogic.

I have few aliases which points to different directories like below:
Alias /ab_image/ "/opt/Resource/images/"

the above way i map it in IHS and it works fine. but I want to know without the IHS how I will be able to achieve the same. Like in weblogic I can do it directly without any webserver.
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Ramakanta SahooAsked:
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HonorGodConnect With a Mentor Software EngineerCommented:
It looks like your best bet is to use the extendedDocumentRoot custom property, as documented here:

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/wasinfo/v7r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.websphere.express.doc/info/exp/ae/cweb_flserv.html

This lets you define a directory outside of the WAR file from which content may be served.
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
You can do it, but don't!

The "HTTP" server that exists in the WebSphere Application Server product is a thin implementation of an HTTP server.  It is not intended to be used as a front end HTTP server.

Doing so would expose your Application Server to the Wild Wild West (aka World Wide Web).

Your Application Server should be behind (at least) 2 firewalls, and your web server (i.e., HTTP server) should be in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) behind (at least) 1 firewall, and with (at least) 1 firewall between it, and the Application Server.

The IBM HTTP Server (IHS) and the websphere plugin work together to provide a great deal of function that does not exist in the WebSphere Application Server (thin) HTTP layer.
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Ramakanta SahooAuthor Commented:
I not that bothered of having security concerns.
As this is my local development WAS instance  i just want to know the configurations to make it work. I mean my aliases will work.
Alias /ab_image/ "/opt/Resource/images/"

If anything can be done to make it available then it will be great help for me.
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Ah, ok, in that case, let me look for something to help you out.
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Ramakanta SahooAuthor Commented:
Any possible solutions??!!
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Ramakanta SahooAuthor Commented:
So where shall i put this custom property and how.

For my instance I need alia like below

Alias /ab_image/ "/opt/Resource/images/"

so when I access http://WAS_HOST_NAME:9080/ab_image/logo.gif

it should go to the images directory and show the logo.

btw thanks a lot for the pointer.
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HonorGodSoftware EngineerCommented:
Thanks for the grade & points.

Good luck & have a great day.
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