By James Taylor on Nov 11, 2014
Oracle released API Catalog earlier this week and looks a great addition to the Oracle API Management story.
I was keen to have a play and see how I could harvest and discover services. If you have had experience with Oracle Enterprise Repository you would know that to configure the detailed assets you launched a client via the Java Web Start Launcher. In order to launch this you need ensure you have the right version of java installed and that the proxies are set correctly.
The best place to start is to go to your control panel and double-click Java, select the Java tab and select view. Make sure you a version 7 installed and enabled. As you can see from a screen shot below I have version 7 and 6 installed.
When you launch the Import / Export utility you will be given the option to launch using the Java Web Start Launcher. If you have multiple Java versions installed as I do you will need to pick the right version.
It is hard to tell which is what version so it has to be trial and error. To know you have the right version you will see the splash screen Java 7. If you don't see this choose another file.
Hopefully at this stage you are presented with this screen and you are good to go.
If not you may be presented with a login screen like below.
When you enter the correct details you may be presented with the following error java.net.SocketException: Unknown Proxy Type: HTTP
If you get this error it means that you Java has not been configured correctly for your environment. Go back to the Control Panel and double-click Java as you did earlier.
Navigate to the General Table and select Network Settings.
If you need to go through a proxy server to get to the server set the proxy server setting, otherwise select direct.
Hopefully now you can start the client utility.