Webcenter Content (UCM) BPM Integration

This blogs walks through the configurations required in Web
Center Content and BPM to invoke a process deployed on the SOA server from the
content server workflows. This is a common use case where a BPM or BPEL process
has to be invoked from UCM based on an event like document check in.

  1. Prepare the UCM environment for integration with SOA.

This step is only required when the
UCM and SOA domains were created separately and the UCM domain is not extended
for SOA.

a. Copy
the “soa” folder from SOA_ORACLE_HOME to UCM_ORACLE_HOME

For example: Copy
D:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_SOA1\soa to D:\Oracle\Middleware\Oracle_UCM1\soa

b. Update
the class path in setDomainEnv on the UCM server


Edit setDomainEnv.cmd in

Add :  set POST_CLASSPATH=%ORACLE_HOME%\soa\modules\oracle.soa.mgmt_11.1.1\soa-infra-mgmt.jar;%POST_CLASSPATH%


Edit SetDomainEnv.sh in

Add: POST_CLASSPATH="${ORACLE_HOME}/soa/modules/oracle.soa.mgmt_11.1.1/soa-infra-mgmt.jar${CLASSPATHSEP}${POST_CLASSPATH}"

c. Enable
Cross Domain Security

Perform the
following steps in both UCM and SOA console

1. Login
to the Weblogic server console (http://localhost:7001/console/)

2. Select
the domain name under Domain Structure. Navigate to the Security Tab

3. Check
“Cross Domain Security Enabled”

4. Enter
the same credential for both UCM and SOA

d. Restart
the servers

2. Enable UCM-BPEL Integration Component

a. Login
to content server, navigate to the Admin Server

b. Select
component manager for the server on which the component needs to be installed

c. Click
on “Advanced Component Manager” and enable the BPELIntegrationComponent

d. Login
to the Weblogic Administration console of UCM. Navigate to servers, select the
UCM server and click Restart SSL.

3. Configure connection to
SOA server

a. Navigate
to Administration -> Oracle BPEL Administration -> Connection

b. From
the “Connection Menu” select Add connection

Enter the following credentials

Note: The Provider URL contains the SOA server’s hostname and port.
You can test this be running the wlst script in the SOA server and connect to t3://servername:[port]

c. Test the connection. If successful you should see the
following screen. Revisit   steps 1 – 3 if there is an error.

4. Process Configuration

a. Navigate
to Administration -> Oracle BPEL Administration -> Process Configuration

b. From
the process menu select “Add Process”

c. Select
the BPM/BPEL process from the drop down

d. Click

e. Go
to Actions “Upload Payload”

Map the process input fields to
the Metadata fields in UCM

5. Update the SOA composite
to enable UCM integration

a. Add
the following line to Composite.xml in the SOA/BPM project as shown

<binding.adf serviceName="YourUniqueServiceName" registryName=""/>


       6. Configure Workflow in UCM

a. Login
to content server

b. Navigate
to Administration -> Admin Applets

c. Launch
the Workflow Admin Applet

d. Add
a new Workflow criteria


e. Click
on edit criteria workflow. The following screen is where the event trigger
condition is set. In this case the workflow will be triggered for Document Type
that matches “Document”

f. Edit

              g. Add the users that have access to the workflow and
document check in for which the workflow is triggered

h. Add
the following lines under Exit conditions

wfGet("conversationId") and 
obIsInstanceClosed("BPEL", wfGet("conversationId"))


i. On
Events tab click Edit for Entry. Add the
line <$wfReleaseDocument()$> before <$endif$> to automatically
approve the document. If you do not add this step the document state will be
“Pending” and the user has to manually go to Content Management -> Active
Workflows -> My Workflow Assignments to approve the document.

<$if not conversationId$>

7. Login as sysadmin ( the user from step 6)
Check in a document of Type Document trigger               condition in step 6) and verify if
the BPM/BPEL process is instantiated.

Trouble shooting

  1. Cross domain security – If
    the cross domain security is configured incorrectly you will see the
    following error:
vax.xml.ws.WebServiceException: java.lang.SecurityException: [Security:090398]Invalid Subject: principals=[weblogic, Administrators]
  at com.sun.xml.ws.client.dispatch.DispatchImpl.doInvoke(DispatchImpl.java:209)
  1. Enabling UCM System Audit to trace BPEL
    Integration related errors

to Administration->System Audit Information and add the BPEL integration
component under “Tracing Sections Information”. Update and click “View Server
Output” to view the detailed logs.

3. Complex Types as BPEL/BPM
process input. With the current release of Webcenter Content (
UCM does not process the complex type as the process input and the “Update
Payload” action will give and error. The work around is to use a simple
type as input.



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