The list of known Journals is shown next to the Use Existing Journal
Traction currently ships with two journals: StarterJournal, which includes
some sample content to help familiarize you with Traction, and
CommunicatorJournal_ja, which has similar content in Japanese.
If you want to use the default Starter journal, click the Next button
Adding a Journal to the List
If you have a journal, either from a previous installation, or one that
someone has given to you in an archive file, you can add your journal
to the list by typing the file path on your Traction server where the
journal directory is located.
Once you have typed the path, click the +) button.
If you do not type the correct path to a journal directory, Traction
will report an error:
If you get an error, check your path and try again.
If you type the path correctly, your journal will be selected in the
pull-down menu, and its description will appear in the Short Description
You can then click Next to continue.
Automatic Restart with Index Rebuild
The server will now restart itself with the selected journal. While
the server is restarting, it will also rebuild the index files on the
Journal. This may take a few minutes. During this time you will see a
spinning wheel and text that says "The server is restarting..."
and the Next button will be greyed out.
When the server has completed its restart and is back online, the wheel
will stop spinning, the text will change, and the Next button will become
When you click Next it will take you to the journal's Front Page or
login form, depending on the journal selected and the credentials required
Logging in to the Starter Journal
If you select the Starter Journal, you can follow the instructions in
the welcome article that has been posted.
If you wish to sign in as a server administrator, you can use the username
admin, with no password, per
the instructions in the welcome article.
If you plan to continue using the Starter Journal, we recommend that
you Personal Password after
You can now begin using Traction, or continue reading the User Guide
or Setup sections of the help.