OWSM Policy Repository in JDeveloper - 11g
By Prakash Yamuna-Oracle on Sep 10, 2011
The answer: JDeveloper ships with an embedded OWSM Policy Repository. The embedded OWSM Policy Repository is a File based Policy Repository. You can check the location of this File Repository in JDeveloper. To do so Open JDeveloper, Click on the "Tools" menu, then click on "Preferences" menu item (Tools->Preferences). This will open a dialog as show below:
Click here for a larger snapshot.
As you can see from the snapshot - the out of the box policies that ship with OWSM are installed as part of the JDeveloper in my case at the following location: "C:\Documents and Settings\pyamuna.ST-USERS\Application Data\JDeveloper\system126.96.36.199.38.60.17\DefaultDomain\oracle\store\gmds"
Note: This location will vary by platform (Windows vs. Linux).
Below is a snapshot of the contents of the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\pyamuna.ST-USERS\Application Data\JDeveloper\system188.8.131.52.38.60.17\DefaultDomain\oracle\store\gmds":
Note: Sometimes the folder will be empty. This is because the OWSM Policy Repository has not been initialized. You can trigger the initialization of the Policy Repository by trying to attach an OWSM policy to a Web Service. See this post by Jiandong on how to do this.
In future blog posts I will describe some of the features/options JDeveloper provides as it pertains to the OWSM Policy Repository and when to use these options - but hopefully this blog post solves the mystery of the OWSM Policy Repository in JDeveloper.