Configuring for the XML Management Interface service

About this task

To deploy a map on a WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance, you must configure the connectivity settings for the XML Management Interface service in the Map Designer.

The host name or IP address, password, port number, domain, and file options for the DataPower appliance are required. The connection is established using HTTPS.

You can change default Map Designer settings pertaining to connectivity for DataPower maps in the DataPower preferences.

When you deploy a DataPower map from Map Designer on the IBM DataPower SOA Appliances, you are prompted to establish a secure connection using HTTPS, through a standard Certificate window, to dynamically select the option to trust the certificate from the appliance, and add it to the certificate store (install_dir\java\lib\security\cacerts, where install_dir refers to the path where IBM Transformation Extender is installed). The server certificate and private key must be set up on the DataPower appliance. For information about how to set up the server certificate and private key on the DataPower appliance, see the related topics in the IBM WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliances: Integrating with Transformation Extender documentation that is published on the IBM WebSphere DataPower Support website.

To configure a secure connection to the appliance using HTTPS in the Map Designer:


  1. In the Map Designer, click Window > Preferences > Transformation Extender > Map > DataPower. The DataPower preferences pane opens.
  2. Under Connectivity, enter the IP address or the host name for the DataPower appliance in the Host field. (For IPv6, enclose the IP address in brackets.)

    The default value is localhost.

  3. Click the XML Management Interface Service tab.
  4. Enter your DataPower user name and password for the User and Password fields. These fields are the credentials to log on to the DataPower File Manager.
  5. Enter a value for the Port field. The default port for the XML Management Interface service is 5550.
  6. Enter the DataPower deploy domain for the Domain field.
  7. Under File Options, select the target location of the file being deployed by using one the following file options:
    • Default file - Select one of the predefined location variables from the Default file list. The default predefined location value is local:///{project_name}/{map_name}.
    • Custom - Define your own custom target location other than the predefined locations in the Default file list.
    • Overwrite file without asking - Select to overwrite a file that was previously deployed to a WebSphere DataPower SOA Appliance without asking for permission.
  8. Click OK to save changes.