IBM Rational Requirements Composer

Definition Management Analysis

Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.7

Product Release / Trial | July 11, 2014

Getting started with Rational Requirements Composer 4.0.7

About the download: The Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) all-in-one installer includes the option to deploy a shared Jazz Team Server and the Change and Configuration Management (CCM), Quality Management (QM), and Requirements Management (RM) applications, and trial licenses for Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Team Concert ,and Rational Quality Manager that unlock access to capabilities provided by the applications. While you can perform most tasks with a web browser, the all-in-one installer also includes options to install client tools that support advanced tasks and optimized workflows for specific roles or jobs, or tools that provide additional functions such as integrations with other systems.

Select your OS:

Download the web installer to choose your server and client
Windows x86-32/64, 261.04 MB

For other download options, including local (offline) installers, see the All Downloads tab.

Plan and prepare

For known issues with this release, see the release notes.

For supported platforms and requirements, see the system requirements.

To get started quickly with a small deployment by using the default topology and Apache Derby databases, go to the next step and install the server. Apache Derby deployments are limited to 10 users and do not support cross-domain reports.

For advanced deployments, first read the Interactive Installation Guide to plan your deployment. Then, visit the Optional Programs page to obtain programs such as DB2®, WebSphere® Application Server, and Rational® Reporting for Development Intelligence.

Upgrading: If you plan to upgrade an existing deployment, see the Upgrading page.

Install the server and applications

To perform a web installation of the server, download the web installer for your platform (see the previous section), extract the .zip file, and start the launchpad (launchpad.exe or, depending on your platform). The server includes Apache Derby to support up to 10 users. To enable more than 10 users, install DB2 or another supported database program.

If you need to install the server in an environment without access to the Internet, visit the All Downloads page, download a repository for the server and trial licenses, and install by using IBM Installation Manager.

Note: During the installation process, you have the option to install different applications. You do not have to install all of them; you can install only a subset of the applications. These options are for advanced installation scenarios, such as distributing the applications across multiple servers or deploying multiple applications of the same type within an application group.

For information about installing and managing client access licenses, see Managing client access licenses.

Set up the server

After the installation, complete the steps in the Jazz Team Server setup wizard, which is available at https://fully_qualified_host_name:9443/jts/setup (where fully_qualified_host_name is the domain for your server).

Additional guidance: For help with the setup wizard, see Running the setup wizard.

Install the clients

You can perform most tasks with a web browser. The client tools support advanced tasks and optimized workflows for specific roles or jobs, or provide additional functions such as integrations with other systems.

If you install the Requirements Management application and want to edit graphic requirements artifacts, you must install a browser add-on. For more information, see RM Browser Add-On Installation FAQ and Troubleshooting Guide. You must assign a specific license to the user who edits graphic requirements.


To learn more about new enhancements in this release, see the New & Noteworthy page.

To learn more about Rational Requirements Composer, see the documentation, the project page, and the Deployment wiki.

For help installing or using Rational Requirements Composer, post your questions in the forums. Rational Requirements Composer developers and other community members monitor the forums and answer questions.

If you are a Rational RequisitePro® user, see Get Started with Rational Requirements Composer: Guidance for Rational RequisitePro Users to learn more about the next-generation RM and definition capabilities and how to migrate your Rational RequisitePro projects to Rational Requirements Composer.


To explore CLM capabilities, including CCM, QM, and RM, see the Money that Matters Lifecycle Scenario.

To focus on RM capabilities, see the Requirements Management Task Guide.

Note that each scenario takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

Report a bug or submit a suggestion

The Rational development team uses Rational tools to develop Rational Requirements Composer. If you find a bug or have a suggestion for an enhancement, visit the work items page and create a work item.

Get support

For information from support, including FAQs, visit the IBM Support portal. You can configure the support portal to view information about specific products.

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