Tuesday Jun 17, 2008

Address Book provider channel(UWC) and Sun Portal Server

Problem: Cannot make Sun Portal Server to work with Sun Messaging Server (specifically Address Book)

Legend :  Sun Portal Server comes with a Address Book provider channel wherein you can get sun UWC messaging server's address book details pertaining to each users.

Solution: To get it working with Sun Portal Server , do as below:

-o Login to sun portal server psconsole -> Create a new Channel based on Address Book JSP Provider [Note: Let the channel use the  default SUN-ONE-ADDRESS-BOOK sso adapter template]

-o Now click on SSOAdapter tab in psconsole  -> Go to GENERIC_TEMPLATE
-o Select SUN-ONE-ADDRESS-BOOK and provide appropriate details of your UWC server as mentioned in the below screencast
-o You can use /opt/SUNWmsgr/sbin/configutil | grep <sun-one-address-book-textboxfields>
to get the values for each of the text fields while editing the SUN-ONE-ADDRESS-BOOK template

[Note: This forum link was useful]



Monday Jun 02, 2008

Exception while invoking JCAPS API

Problem: The CMS workflow portlets in Sun Portal Server 7.2 release depends on Java CAPS installation . Sometimes if the LDAP of JCAPS is not running , then the CMS portlets will throw the below the error: "Exception while invoking JCAPS API"

Solution: Stop JCAPS Appserver >> Start LDAP >> Now start Appserver again

Background info : Sun Portal Server 7.2 release has a JSR 170 based Content Management System(CMS) portlets in it. The CMS portlets has a workflow capabilities which is provided by Java CAPS.

Monday Jan 21, 2008

Sun Portal Server Installation failure Troubleshooting

After Portal Server Installation , if you are getting problems accessing /portal then check for whether the installation itself has successfully completed or not. Here I will cover up some of the typical cases which will indicate that the installation was not successful.

 
Case I : After portal server installation, the ps console comes up fine , the web server(container) comes up. However, the /portal does not come up

While the container startsup, the below message indicates that the portal was not deployed properly.

[21/Jan/2008:19:09:00] failure (22091): WebModule[/portal]PWC1275: Exception sending context initialized event to listener instance of class com.sun.portal.community.notification.impl.NotificationManagerFactoryImpl
java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
    ..
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: failed to get properties
    ... 14 more
Caused by: java.io.FileNotFoundException: /opt/SUNWportal/lib/ps_util.jarcommunitymgmnt.properties (No such file or directory)

More installation and portal configuration related info can be found in portal fabric and admin logs
Relevant logs are /var/opt/SUNWportal/logs/fabric/portal.fabric.0.0 and /var/opt/SUNWportal/logs/admin/portal.0.0.0

 

Sunday Aug 05, 2007

What is a Fully Qualified (Sun)Portal Server URI?

The format of a Fully Qualified Sun Portal Server URI is  myhost.india.sun.com:8080/portal

where,

(1) myhost.india.sun.com is the FQDN

(2) 8080 is the container port where the portal is deployed

(3) portal is the URI

 

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