Producing Output Based on Stationery : Deploying Output : Creating Output Destinations
 
Creating Output Destinations
Before you can deploy your output, you must create output destinations. You can specify one output destination or multiple output destinations. Specify multiple output destinations when you want to deploy your output to multiple locations. For example, assume that you place your generated output to a web server computer or to a Wiki, and you use both a staging server and a production server. You can create one output destination in ePublisher for the staging server, and another output destination in ePublisher for the production server.
Output destinations are not project or target specific. When you define output destinations in ePublisher, ePublisher saves the output destinations you define and allows you to use the output destinations you specify across multiple ePublisher projects and targets.
When you deploy output to an output destination, ensure you specify a descriptive name for the output destination. When you work with output destination, you can only see the name of the output destination. You will not be able to see the actual path you specified to the output destination. Type a descriptive name for the output destination that allows you to easily identify each output destination you specify.
For example, if you are deploying WebWorks Help output for a product to both a staging server and a production server, type Production Server ProductA WebWorks Help for the first output destination. When you create your second output destination, type Staging Server ProductA WebWorks Help for the second output destination.
If you are deploying Wiki - MediaWiki or Wiki - MoinMoin output, review Wiki output format requirements before creating an output destination on a Wiki. For more information, see “Wiki - MediaWiki” and “Wiki - MoinMoin”.
To create an output destination
1. On the Target menu, click Target Settings.
2. Click Add deploy target.
3. If your target is not based on a Wiki output format, complete the following steps:
a. Click Add > Folder.
b. In the Name field, type a descriptive name for the output destination.
c. In the Directory field, type the path to the folder you want to specify as the output destination, or click the folder icon and then browse to and select the folder where you would like to deploy your output.
d. Click OK.
4. If your target is based on a Wiki output format, such as Wiki - MediaWiki or Wiki  - MoinMoin, complete the following steps:
a. Click Add > Wiki - Type
where Type is the Wiki type output format on which your target it based.
For example, click Add > Wiki - MediaWiki or Add > Wiki - MoinMoin
b. In the Name field, type a descriptive name for the output destination.
c. Click Edit.
d. In the Wiki Location field, specify the URL root on the Wiki where you want to deploy the output.
e. If you want to deploy output for a target that uses the Wiki - MoinMoin output format and you want to deploy different versions of MoinMoin Wiki content to the same MoinMoin Wiki, specify a parent page where you want to deploy the MoinMoin Wiki content. The parent page is the URL page path where you want to deploy the Wiki output.
f. If the Wiki to which you are deploying uses authentication, select the User name and password check box, and then specify the user name and password for a user account with permissions on the Wiki. ePublisher encrypts this information before storing it.
g. Click Test. ePublisher checks to see if the user credentials you specify have appropriate permissions on the Wiki by requesting an authentication token from the Wiki.
h. Click OK.
After you create an output destination, you must specify which target is associated with the output destination before you can deploy output. For more information, see “Specifying Output Destinations for Targets” and “Deploying Output to Output Destinations”.