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Understanding and using the AdminServer

As noted in the Elements of OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer table, the AdminServer is the central control of OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer. It facilitates the tasks associated with managing and configuring your installation by ensuring that start and stop requests initiated by OpenEdge products are recognized. In addition to the footnotes identified in the table, note the following about the AdminServer:
*To start and stop the AdminServer, you can either enter the PROADSV command on the Proenv command line or access the Services tab by choosing Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.
*To manage and configure plug-ins (such as WebSpeed or AppServer) you can use OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer.
*To minimize the potential for security risks through the AdminServer functionality by ensuring that you do not start the AdminServer as root. Keep in mind that if you do start the AdminServer in this state, all broker processes start as root by default, leaving your entire system vulnerable to security issues.
*The AdminServer has an extensible framework to host the OpenEdge products as plug-ins.
The AdminServer loads the plug-ins and can accept local and remote requests from OpenEdge Management or OpenEdge Explorer, mergeprop utility, and the command-line utilities. However, the actual work is performed within the plug-ins themselves as they provide the specific management functions for a particular product.
* Starting the AdminServer
* Stopping the AdminServer
* Changing the default port
* Changing the startup setting
* Running more than one AdminServer
* Querying the AdminServer
* AdminServer-related authorization option