Using the Policy Manager Browser Client

The browser client version of the Policy Manager allows you to manage the  using a standard web browser.   
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The browser client version of the Policy Manager allows you to manage the 
API Gateway
 using a standard web browser.   
The user interface and functionality of the browser client version is very similar to the standard desktop client
Refer to Start the Policy Manager for complete details on how to start the different versions of the Policy Manager browser client. 
Browser client access can be disabled by clearing the
Enable web-based administration
check box in the Listen Port Properties  (Endpoints tab) for the SSL endpoint. If you experience problems starting the browser client, access the Java Control Panel for your operating system, clear the temporary Java files, and then try starting the browser client again.
Trusted Mode
Note that the Java applet in the Policy Manager browser client must be in trusted mode to run certain features. Trusted mode is enabled if you had answered [
Yes
] to the browser and Java plug-in security dialogs on first use of the browser client version of the Policy Manager.
For more information on running the browser client, see Start the Policy Manager.
Browser Client Differences
Feature
Browser client difference
Main Menu
Instead of a menu bar, the browser client has an enhanced main tool bar.  
[File] > Exit
The Exit command has been removed. To exit the browser client, first click [
Save
] and then either click [
Disconnect
] or close the browser.
[File] > Preferences
Main Tool Bar > Preferences
Preferences do not include the following settings:
  • Inactivity Timeout
  • Remember Last Login ID
  • Gateway URL History Size
[View] > Status Bar
The Status Bar is not included in the browser client.
Policy Templates
There is no Policy Templates category in the [
Assertion
] tab, but you can still import and export template files.
Exporting/Importing Policies
Exporting a policy to a file or importing a policy from a file is supported in the browser client only if the Java applet is running in the trusted mode.
UDDI Registry
Importing a policy from a UDDI Registry is supported only when the Java applet is in trusted mode.
Log files
The browser client does not write to the local log files. To view local log information, show the Java console as follows:
  • Select
    Sun Java Console
    in your browser's Tools menu if available, or
  • Open the Java control panel. Select the [
    Advanced
    ] tab >
    Java console > Show console
    . Restart the browser if necessary.
The local logs in the Java console only contain information about the internal activities of the browser client. These logs may be useful in helping to diagnose applet-specific problems, such as unresponsive buttons or drag-and-drop operations that do not complete.
The local logs are unrelated to the
API Gateway
logs and audit records, which continue to be available through the Gateway Audit Events and Dashboard - Cluster Status windows.
Solution Kits
Operations within the Manage Solution Kits task are limited. Only the Uninstall operation is available. The Install, Upgrade, and Properties operations must be run from the desktop client.