Monday May 13, 2013

Recordings of Product Support Advisor Webcasts

If you follow this blog, you know that product support has conducted a number of different Advisor Webcasts for existing WebCenter Content customers on topics such as framework folders, performance tuning, and authentication. These webcasts have been recorded and can be viewed by going to the 'archived' tabs on this knowledge base announcement:

https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&id=1456204.1 (active support contract required)

Wednesday Jan 30, 2013

Product Support Webcast for Existing Customers: Framework Folders for WebCenter Content 11g

Learn how to organize your content using Framework Folders by attending this 1 hour Advisor Webcast hosted by the Oracle WebCenter support team.

Topic: Framework Folders for WebCenter Content 11g
When: March 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm, GMT / 4:00 pm, Europe Time / 8:00 am PST / 9:00 am MST / 10:00 am CST/ 11:00 am EST

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use WebCenter Content. In this session we will walk through the functionality of Framework Folders and how it differs from Folders_g.

Topics with include:
- What Is Folders? Why Use Folders?
- Reason for new Folders implementation
- New Look and Feel
- Shortcuts/Links
- Expired Content
- Searching for Content and Folders
- Query and Retention Folders
- Metadata Propagation
- Moving/Copying Files
- Personal/User Folders
- Migrating from Folders_g to Framework Folders

Make sure to register and mark this date on your calendar. Register here: https://oracleaw.webex.com/oracleaw/onstage/g.php?d=591717256&t=a

Once your registration request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webcast on March 13.


Friday Sep 07, 2012

Product Support Webcast for Existing Customers: Security Scenarios with Oracle WebCenter Content

Learn how user authentication and authorization is now implemented in Oracle WebCenter Content by attending this 1-hour Advisor Webcast "Security Scenarios with WebCenter Content" on September 27, 2012 at 11:00am Eastern (16:00 UK / 17:00 CET / 8:00am Pacific / 9:00am Mountain)

This 1-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users of Oracle WebCenter Content. In this session, we will explain how user authentication and authorization is implemented in WebCenter Content 11g as well as ways that single sign-on (SSO) can be used.

Topics will include:
- How authentication and authorization was handled in previous WebCenter Content Server versions
- The WebLogic Server mechanisms now used to provide user access and content security
- Dealing with external and internal users
- Overview of the WebLogic Server LDAP provider configuration
- How to differentiate Roles and Accounts
- WebCenter Content credential mapping
- Single Sign-on (SSO)
- SAML and Kerberos

Register now at https://oracleaw.webex.com/oracleaw/onstage/g.php?d=595760912&t=a and once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Friday Jun 01, 2012

WebCenter Content Technical Resources

Some useful WebCenter Content technical resources that you might not be aware of:

WebCenter Content Support's Twitter Account: Follow Oracle WebCenter Content Support on Twitter @OrcleWCCSupport to keep informed about webcasts, patches, new releases, tips and tricks, and more.

Oracle WebCenter & ADF Architecture Team Blog: Frequent posts by the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team discussing WebCenter implementation and configuration topics.


Thursday May 17, 2012

Product Support Webcast for Existing Customers: Performance Tuning for WebCenter Content

Gain a better understanding of your WebCenter Content Server’s performance capabilities and potential performance issues by attending this 1 hour Advisor Webcast "WebCenter Content: Performance Analysis" on June 7, 2012 at 11:00 am Eastern (8:00 am Pacific / 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET). This session is recommended for technical and functional users of WebCenter Content, and it will focus on gathering and analyzing information related to general system performance.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying high level topics to aid in narrowing the issue
  • Gathering content server logs including system audit tracing
  • Analyzing requestaudit tracing to pinpoint possible bottlenecks
  • Gathering JVM thread information to help identify any "stuck" or "locked" processes
  • Identifying potential memory issues using system tools such as JRockit Mission Control and/or VisualVM
  • Providing various configuration flags and settings to help identify and alleviate performance issues

Friday Mar 13, 2009

Fun with Site Studio 10gR4 Placeholders, Part 1

In Site Studio 10gR4, a placeholder tag designates a spot where some sort of managed content gets fed into a page template. Placeholders are the 10gR4 Site Studio’s more flexible version of “contribution regions”, which are still supported for backward compatibility.

By default, placeholders allow contributors to assign or create content at that location. But placeholders can also take parameters, which allow you to manipulate them in interesting ways that would have been difficult with previous versions of Site studio. In this post, I’ll introduce two of the key parameters and show some common uses.

One important parameter a placeholder can take is the Content ID of a data file. This is done by adding a dataFileDocName parameter to the placeholder. This parameter tells Site Studio to use a specific data file, rather than looking what data file was assigned by contributors and stored in the project file. In fact, when a data file parameter is put onto a placeholder, the ability for end users to assign content – i.e. create new or reuse content and assign it to this placeholder – is suppressed, because we don’t want to mislead users into thinking that the “switch” action will accomplish anything.

Why would you want to do this?

Consider a footer. You want users to manage and edit the footer, but you don’t want them to have to assign it for every page. So you can reference a specific data file in the placeholder for the footer. That way, the same data file will be used everywhere, but at the same time you still get the in-context editing so users can change it. A placeholder that references a footer might look like:

 

 

And the finished footer might look like:

Footer2_620.jpg

If you want to do the same thing but don't need a backing data file - you simply want to include a chunk of markup or script, optionally with additional placeholders - you can reference a sub template from your placeholder using the templateDocName parameter. A placeholder with a templateDocName reference looks like this, where "RVI_FOOTER" in this case is the dDocName of a sub template rather than a data file:

 

 

Upcoming posts will look at how to use placeholders to do personalization and A/B testing, and how to use placeholders to make flexible templates.

Tuesday Mar 10, 2009

Site Studio 10gR4 viewlets and samples have been placed on OTN

Site Studio 10gR4 viewlets and samples have been placed on OTN and are now available at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/index-094589.html

Viewlets/Samples include:


  • "How To" viewlets focusing on Site Studio 10gR4 architecture
  • Documentation on the new Site Studio 10gR4 services
  • A sample site, as well as raw site files for download

The samples site is an ongoing project, and new items (including viewlets on using SubTemplates and Dynamic Converter in Site Studio 10gR4) will be added in the future.


Monday Mar 09, 2009

Site Studio 10gR4 External Application Support

Site Studio 10gR4 allows external applications to display and edit web content created and stored within UCM by simply executing two new custom services via http. The two new services are “WCM_PLACEHOLDER” and “WCM_BEGIN_EDIT_SESSION”. Correct usage of these services will allow the designer to include a fully editable Site Studio specific XML Datafile into their application.

POTENTIAL USAGE:
Calling the “WCM_PLACEHOLDER” service via http, and passing in the appropriate parameters can return a datafile in a number of different formats. The content that is returned can be embedded into virtually any application. Executing the “WCM_BEGIN_EDIT_SESSION” service via http will launch the Site Studio FCK contributor application, and allow changes to be made to the datafile. Functionality includes, but is not limited to:
1. Viewing datafile content within an external application (HTML/JSP/PHP/ASP etc.).
2. Launching the FCK Contributor from an external application
3. Viewing and editing Dynamically Converted content within an external application
4. Viewing and editing Dynamic Lists/Static Lists from an external application
5. Viewing and editing of Site Studio content within a Portal

PORTAL UTLIZATION RULES:
If the Content Server exists in an environment that can be viewed by the client browser loading the portal, then there should be no issues with executing the services via HTTP.
If the Portal Server has a trusted connection to a Content Server located behind a firewall, the ability to execute the services is limited. In this environment, the client browser would generally makes a call to a JSP on the app server. That JSP would then makes an HTTPRequest to the Content Server to execute the WCM_Placeholder services. The pages returned will more than likely have links to images/CSS/JS assets on the Content Server. When the page loads in the client, it won't be able to see these items, unless a proxy was created that could convert them locally. The forthcoming Site Studio for JDeveloper contains a proxy to address this requirement.

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