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WSS Installation

This section describes how to obtain an install the WSS service, version 2.0.

System requirements

The WSS service is delivered as a web archive file ('war') to be easily deployed in a Servlet container.

  • Apache Tomcat 4.1, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 (recommended and tested: 4.1.31 and 5.5.17)
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.4.x, 1.5, 1.6 (recommended and tested: 1.4.2 and 1.5)


  • Download the latest 2.0.x version of the WSS application

    There are many ways to deploy a web application that comes as a war file. The recommended way is:

  • Unzip the war file into an arbitrary directory on your host, afterwards called WSS_INSTALL_DIR.
  • Stop Tomcat
  • Create a Tomcat context file and save it to
    • <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps/wss.xml for Tomcat 4 or
    • <TOMCAT_HOME>/conf/Catalina/localhost/wss.xml for Tomcat 5 and 6
  • Copy the following files of <WSS_INSTALL_DIR>/WEB-INF/lib/ directory into <TOMCAT_HOME>/common/endorsed/:
    • xercesImpl-2.8.1.jar (version may differ slightly)
    • xalan-2.7.0.jar
    • xml-apis-1.3.04.jar
  • Start Tomcat