By Juergenkress-Oracle on Mar 08, 2015
Oracle has recently released Oracle Enterprise Repository (OER) 12c and Oracle API Catalog (OAC) 12c.I
am particularly exited on the latter as it aims to simplify management
of APIs and promises to be able to create catalog of your services and
APIs rapidly. Furthermore, although OER 12c maintains the same richness
as in OER 11g, this product is targeted to advance users that are in
need to address more complex governance requirements whereas OAC it’s a
light-weight version of OER however tailored to address specific use
cases of API management such as cataloguing, discovering and rating
This blog is about my first impression when installing, configuring and using Oracle API Catalog. In the blog I provide all steps I followed to achieve these tasks and at the end I provide a summary of my experience and feedback of the product.
- Download Weblogic Server 12.1.3 and OER 12.1.3 software binaries from following link (note that OAC uses same OER installer)
- You will need an Oracle Database installed (you may also download database from previous link). If you already have an environment with an Oracle Database available you can check supported versions from following link
- Ensure you have installed JDK 7.0 Update 55 or later. You can download it from the following link:
- Oracle API Catalog Home Page and Installation Guide:
Firstly install Oracle Database and Weblogic Server as per instructions.
- Oracle Database installation: https://docs.oracle.com/database/121/nav/portal_11.htm
- Oracle Weblogic Server installation: https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/core/WLSIG/planning.htm#WLSIG237
Then continue with installation of OAC 12c as per following instructions: https://docs.oracle.com/middleware/1213/oac/install-cat/intro.htm#CATIG146
Following key screenshots taken during installation of Weblogic Server and OAC and also some tips: Read the complete article here.
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