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Author: David Vittor <>
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+# Apache JSPWiki 2.10 - Documentation
+    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+    or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+    distributed with this work for additional information
+    regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+    to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+    "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+    with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+    Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+    software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+    KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+    specific language governing permissions and limitations
+    under the License.  
+The license file can be found in LICENSE.
+## What is JSPWiki?
+JSPWiki is a simple (well, not any more) WikiWiki clone, written in Java
+and JSP.  A WikiWiki is a web site which allows anyone to participate
+in its development.  JSPWiki supports all the traditional wiki features,
+as well as very detailed access control and security integration using JAAS. 
+* For more information see
+## Pre-requirements
+Okay, so you wanna Wiki?  You'll need the following things:
+* A JSP engine that supports Servlet API 2.5.  We recommend Tomcat from
+ for a really easy installation.
+  Tomcat 6.x or later is supported.
+* Some previous administration experience...  If you've ever installed
+  Apache or any other web server, you should be pretty well off.
+* And of course, a server to run the JSP engine on.
+* JDK 1.6+
+* JavaMail package from, if you want to use log4j mailing
+  capabilities.  You'll also need the Java Activation Framework.
+## Really simple installation
+This section is meant for you, if you just want to have a really quick
+install without much worries.  If you want to have a more complicated
+installation (with more power as to how to do things), 
+check out the "Install" section below.
+Since JSPWiki 2.1.153, JSPWiki comes with a really simple installation
+engine.  Just do the following:
+1) Install Tomcat from (or any other servlet
+   container)
+2) Rename the JSPWiki.war file from the download and rename it based on
+   your desired URL (if you want it different from /JSPWiki).  For example,
+   if you want your URL to be http://.../wiki, rename it to wiki.war.
+   This name will be referred to as <appname> below.
+   Place this WAR in your $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps folder and then start Tomcat.
+3) Point your browser at http://<myhost>/<appname>/Install.jsp
+4) Answer a couple of simple questions
+5) Restart your container
+6) Point your browser to http://<myhost>/<appname>/
+That's it!
+## Advanced Installation
+In the $TOMCAT_HOME/lib folder (or equivalent based on your servlet container),
+place a file, which can contain any overrides to the 
+default ini/ file in the JSPWiki JAR.  For any values not 
+placed in file JSPWiki will rely on the default file.
+Review the default file to look for values you may wish to override in the 
+file.  Some common values to override in your custom file include 
+jspwiki.baseURL, jspwiki.xmlUserDatabaseFile, jspwiki.xmlGroupDatabaseFile
+and log4j.appender.FileLog.File.  The comments in the default file will 
+appropriate values to override them with. 
+The custom file can also be placed in the WEB-INF/ folder of the WAR, but 
+this file in TOMCAT_HOME/lib allows you to upgrade the JSPWiki WAR without 
+to re-insert your customizations.
+Unzip the contents of into your newly created
+directory.  You can find the rest of the documentation in the file.
+(Re)start tomcat.
+Point your browser at http://<where your Tomcat is installed>/MyWiki/.
+You should see the Main Wiki page.  See the next section if you want
+to edit the pages =).
+The WEB-INF/jspwiki.policy file is used to change access permissions for 
+the Wiki.
+Check the Apache JSPWiki website and project documentation for additional
+setup and configuration suggestions.
+## Upgrading from previous versions
+Please read ReleaseNotes and the UPGRADING document available with this
+## Contact
+Questions can be asked to JSPWiki team members and fellow users via the 
+mailing list: See
+Please use the user mailing list instead of contacting team members directly, 
+and as this is a public list stored in public archives, be sure to avoid 
+any sensitive information (passwords, data, etc.) in your questions.

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