D4Science Portal Installation
The new D4Science portal requires a Gridsphere 3.1. Installation. You may decide to install it form scratch (by downloading a clean version of Gridsphere 3.1 from ETICS ) or ask CNR to give you a tar.gz containing the customized version of the Portal.
If you download it from ETICS, you will also need to apply the themes patch (found
This guide assume you downloaded a clean version of Gridsphere 3.1
Apache Tomcat 5.5.26. You also need to download a org.postgresql.Driver (download jdbc driver from http://jdbc.postgresql.org/).
Install the GS Portal
You may want to follow instructions from http://www.gridsphere.org/
You should also place the required JDBC driver jar file in the $CATALINA_HOME/common/lib directory of Tomcat.
First Run Of the Portal
GS will ask you to decide which database you want to make it using. D4Science is going to use a centralized PostgreSQL DB. Ask me directly for its location and connection data.
Changing Gridsphere DB Location once portal is installed
You should stop Tomcat, change the file located in $portaluser/.gridsphere/database/hibernate.properties Startup Tomcat
For info on the Authorative LDAP DB please refer to the next section in this guide.