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New WCC Desktop Admin Tool- No Applet Dependency

Santanu Chakraborty
Sr Product Manager

As part of the 2020 initiative, we planned to upgrade our native UI and remove all the applet dependency from Oracle WebCenter Content. You know that most of the browser has stopped supporting Applet, so running WCC Admin applets is a big challenge and a common issue raised by different customers.

We have bundled all the admin related applets to a new tool (Oracle WebCenter Content Admin Tool) which you can install in your system once and launch from browser or desktop easily. So, no need to download applet every time or facing issues with different java version in your system. It is released in October Bundle Patch 2020 for WCC 12.2.1.4 and you can apply it using the standard patching functionality. Once you apply the Oct bundle patch you can find a new section on the below pages under Administration

  • Admin applet,
  • Content Tracker Administration,
  • Content Categorizer Administration and
  • PDF Watermark  

Where you can see a new section like “Introducing our New desktop client application” in parallel to the existing applet icon.

The first time you need to download the client and install it in your system. Based on your OS, it will be downloaded. We support Mac, Windows and Linux OS, so in case of Windows it will be a MSI file, for MAC it will be a DMG file and for Linux it will be a TAR file. After completing the installation you can launch the client from the desktop or from the browser by clicking the Launch Client button.

You can run the desktop icon for Oracle WebCenter Content Admin and then launch the below window where you can provide server details, user-id and Password. Remember that if you want to use a proxy then please enable the “Use automatic configuration proxy script” check box.

Otherwise, the best option is to launch the client from your browser itself without typing username/password/server. You can open the specific page and then click on Launch client. It will open a pop-up and click on Open Oracle WebCenter Content Administration.exe

It will show a progress icon and in the background, it will open your desktop admin tool.

Then it will open the Desktop admin tool with all the admin related applications icons. Remember that if you have admin access then only you can login to the tool. Secondly, after login, you can see only the Admin apps like Archiver, Configuration Manager, Repository Manager, User Admin, Workflow Admin and Web Layout Editor. If you enable PDF Watermark or Content Categorizer or  Content Tracker component then only you can see the specific apps on the window.

One important point I would like to say that in the case of a Linux instance, it will be wccadmin-installer.tar file. So, you need to un-tar it and then go to the wccadmin folder and run wccadmin script like below.

To know more on this please visit the WCC Administration APP documentation.

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