Access the WAS Console From WebSphere Portal Server

WebSphere Portal LogoUp to WebSphere Portal version 5.1, you could not access the WebSphere Application Server administration console from WebSphere Portal. You had to have your WAS server running separately. Now, you no longer have to have WAS running separately and you can access the WAS console directly from WebSphere Portal Server. Following is a URL you can try, which might work:


In some installations, ports may differ. To find your WAS admin console port, you can check your serverindex.xml file.

On my local development environment, that file is located at: C:\IBM\WebSphere\wp_profile\config\cells\node1\nodes\node1.

In that file, you might try looking for endPointName=”WC_adminhost” or endPointName=”WC_adminhost_secure”>. For example, in one of my development environments, I found the following, which confirms port 10032, but in your environment, you may find a different value there to use:

<specialEndpoints xmi:id="NamedEndPoint_1282247807415" endPointName="WC_adminhost_secure"> <endPoint xmi:id="EndPoint_1282247807415" host="*" port="10032"/>