Project Kaiser is available in two delivery options:
In this article it is described how Project Kaiser should be installed from Web-archive (WAR) file. For update instructions, refer to "Manual Upgrade" reference.
Web-archive files are packed web-applications for deploying to servers which support Java Servlet applications, like Tomcat, JBOSS etc. Below is an example how to install Project Kaiser into Tomcat server.
Let's assume your Tomcat server is running on "localhost:8080".
Tomcat provides "one click" tool for automatical deploying of WAR files. If you choose this option, we recommend to rename WAR file to simplier name, for example "pk.war", because when deploying Tomcat assigns web-application path based on the original WAR file name. So, after automatical deployment of "pk.war" file your application path will be "localhost:8080/pk".
Also you can deploy application manually. Just create new subfolder "pk" in "webapps" folder of Tomcat home directory unzip WAR file contents to it and restart tomcat.
If you have any problem with installed application (for example, web-application doesn't start), you can look at log files which are located in subfolder "logs" of "tomcat" folder. You can find there tomcat logs and Project Kaiser logs (messages.pk.log and errors.pk.log). In most of cases error message will be in one of these logs.
After you've deployed web-application, you should configure Project Kaiser database.
Note that specified folder should not exist or be empty.
After database created, step 3 is automatically activated.
After database created, you can specify e-mail settings, which will be used in automatic notifications:
You may also use the same URL (/admin) for further E-Mail configuration updates, or to update database when new version installed.
Now your application is available at "localhost:8080/pk".