Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
Monday Apr 04, 2016
By VihangPathak-Oracle on Apr 04, 2016
Wednesday Mar 09, 2016
By VihangPathak-Oracle on Mar 09, 2016
A new version of Jump Start Kit (JSK) v2 for WebCenter Portal 12.2.1 is now available for Linux x86-64 systems. The new additions include
- Sample portals AviPartner and AviIntranet to help you get started quickly, showcasing various features in WebCenter Portal 12.2.1.
- Enabled the ability to use image renditions in content presenter.
- Enabled SAML SSO OOTB between WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal.
- Removed the need for same database schema and WebCenter Portal instance password
- Install using any custom password
Monday Feb 01, 2016
By Sripathy-Oracle on Feb 01, 2016
the availability of WebLogic Portal 10.3.7 Certification Release
27 January 2016
WebCenter product management team is delighted to announce the availability of Oracle WebLogic Portal 10.3.7 release. This release brings in certifications for latest the operating systems, databases, and browsers.
This release cumulates all the fixes that went into the product since the last release—over 45 defect fixes, including 5 performance enhancements and 6 security vulnerabilities. The following platforms are certified:
· OS. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Oracle Linux 6, Oracle Solaris 11
· Database. Oracle Database 12.2.1, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, IBM DB2 10.5 FP2
· Browsers & Others. Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Firefox 31+, Google Chrome 41+, Java 7
Customers can upgrade to Oracle WebLogic Portal 10.3.7 from release 10.2 or later.
Support for this certification release is the same as WebLogic Portal 10.3.6, specified in Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Wednesday Jan 13, 2016
By VihangPathak-Oracle on Jan 13, 2016
Thursday Dec 17, 2015
By Sripathy-Oracle on Dec 17, 2015
Tuesday Mar 17, 2015
By Sripathy-Oracle on Mar 17, 2015
Monday Jul 15, 2013
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Jul 15, 2013
- Oracle JDK 1.7.0_02+
- Oracle WebLogic Server 10.3.6
- Oracle Database 126.96.36.199+
- Oracle Coherence 3.7.1
- Compatibility with the latest versions of WebCenter Portal and WebCenter Content.
- Eclipse 3.8
- Microsoft IE 10
Monday Apr 08, 2013
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Apr 08, 2013
by JayJay Zheng
A post-development performance tuning practice for addressing Oracle WebCenter Spaces performance issues
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I have been engaged with performance analysis and tuning of the Oracle WebCenter Spaces application for various customers. This article is based on my previously analyzed data but the principles described here can be applied to any generic Oracle WebCenter Spaces application.
This is a post-development performance tuning practice. The goal is to streamline the process of addressing Oracle WebCenter Spaces performance issues and align configurations and code modifications with best practices. To be specific, the WebCenter Spaces application examined here was taking an average of 3-5 seconds for page to page navigation with 10-20 concurrent users of the business requirement. The goal is to reduce page to page navigation to seconds.
The article covers the findings, modifications and recommendations and includes the best practices that can be applied to generic WebCenter Spaces applications. The following are listed as top performance areas and examined for potential performance improvement:
- Oracle WebCenter Spaces OHS Configurations
- Web Cache Server Configurations
- JVM Monitoring and Tuning
- Oracle WebCenter Spaces Application Tuning
This article is part one of a two-part series. Part one focuses on:
- Oracle WebCenter Spaces OHS Configurations
- Web Cache Server Configurations
The Oracle WebCenter Spaces application examined in this article is based on Oracle WebCenter Patch Set 4 with Oracle Weblogic Server 188.8.131.52. It is understood that there are potential performance improvements on Oracle WebCenter patch set 5. Several monitoring tools are used throughout this performance practice, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager Control, Oracle Weblogic Console, Oracle Web Cache Manager Console, Oracle JRockit Mission Control, and third party browser plugins including Firebug and, YSlow. A review of the relevant Oracle documentation is recommended for details of the various functionalities.
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JayJay Zheng is a Solution Architect and certified Oracle WebCenter implementation specialist with AurionPro SENA. An Oracle Fusion Middleware evangelist, JayJay has over seven years of experience consulting in Oracle ADF, Oracle WebCenter Portal/Content, and SOA technologies.
Tuesday Apr 02, 2013
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Apr 02, 2013
We're pleased to announce an updated release for Oracle WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal. Release 184.108.40.206 includes many bug fixes in addition to enhancements to the WebCenter Content Application Extension Framework (AXF) supporting integrations with E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft.More information about WebCenter 11g Release 1 (220.127.116.11):
Monday Oct 22, 2012
Siemens AG, Sector Healthcare, Increases Transparency and Improves Customer Loyalty with Web Portal Solution
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Oct 22, 2012
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective.
To ensure greater transparency, increased efficiency, higher user acceptance, and additional services, Siemens AG, Sector Healthcare, replaced several existing legacy portal solutions that could not meet the company’s future needs with Oracle WebCenter Portal. Various existing portal solutions that cannot meet future demands will be successively replaced by the new central service portal, which will also allow for the efficient and intuitive implementation of new service concepts.
- Replace disparate medical service portals to meet future demands and eliminate an unnecessarily high level of administrative work caused by heterogeneous installations
- Ensure portals meet current user demands to improve user-acceptance rates and increase number of total users
- Enable changes and expansion through standard functionality to eliminate the need for reliance on IT and reduce administrative efforts and associated high costs
- Ensure efficient and intuitive implementation of new service concepts for all devices and systems
- Ensure hospitals and clinics to transparently monitor and measure services rendered for the various medical devices and systems
- Increase electronic interaction and expand services to achieve a higher level of customer loyalty
- Deployed Oracle WebCenter Portal to ensure greater transparency, and as a result, a higher level of customer loyalty
- Provided a centralized platform for doctors and hospitals using Siemens’ medical technology solutions that provides important information and services at the push of a button
- Reduced significantly the administrative workload by centralizing the solution in the new customer service portal
- Secured positive feedback from customers involved in the pilot program developed by design experts from Oracle partner Sapient. The interfaces were created with customer needs in mind. The first survey taken shortly after implementation came back with 2.4 points on a scale of 0-3 in the category “customer service portal intuitiveness level”
- Met all requirements including alignment with the Siemens Style Guide without extensive programming
- Implemented additional services via the portal such as benchmarking options to ensure the optimal use of the Customer Device Park
- Provided option for documentation of all services rendered in conjunction with the medical technology systems to ensure that the value of the services are transparent for the decision makers in the hospitals
- Saved and stored all machine data from approximately 100,000 remote systems in the central service and information platform
- Provided the option to register errors online and follow the call status in real-time on the portal
- Made available at the push of a button all information on the medical technology devices used in hospitals or clinics—from security checks and maintenance activities to current device statuses
- Provided PDF format Service Performance Reports that summarize information from periods of time ranging from previous weeks up to one year, meeting medical product law requirements
Monday Jul 30, 2012
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Jul 30, 2012
Thursday Jul 26, 2012
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Jul 26, 2012
Portals have been around for a long time, a very long time in technology terms. At last check, Gartner was talking about the 7th generation of Portal software. And portal products have evolved considerably. Rich frameworks to ease development, pre-configured integrations with common data sources, new UI technology like mobile devices, and new integrations standards have come and in some cases gone. But regardless of the new features or different environment variables, Portals have served one purpose extremely well, to serve as a front end for business critical applications.
Wednesday May 02, 2012
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on May 02, 2012
By Tamer Qumhieh, Sr. Technology Sales Consultant, Oracle
Lately, the wave of Social Business Process Management (BPM) is picking up really fast, and as a result, Oracle BPM has a tight integration with Oracle WebCenter Portal by enabling ‘Process Space’, but this integration is only with ‘WebCenter Spaces’ based portals & not ‘Custom WebCenter Portal – Jdeveloper based’. In addition, and although Oracle WebCenter Portal offers an out-of-the-box ‘worklist’ taskflow, it has some limitations in terms of offering a full fledged worklist inbox. So, within this article I describe in a step-by-step approach how to enable and add a fully fledged BPM worklist inbox within a customer Oracle WebCenter Portal application.
Notes: within this article, I do assume a BPM process is already built and deployed to SOA server.
1) Enable Global Trust between domains:
At both WebCenter & SOA domains, navigate to WLS console and set the password highlighted below (for example ‘welcome1’) on both domains, make sure it is the same password.
2) Make sure the below libraries are deployed on WebCenter server, by default they should
3) In WebCenter domain, create ‘foreign JNDI’ reference for SOA server
a. Within WebCenter WLS Console, click ‘Foreign JNDI Provider’
b. Navigate to Domain Structure > Services > Foreign JNDI Providers.
c. Click New.
d. In the Name field, enter ForeignJNDIProvider-SOA.
e. Click OK.
f. Click the ForeignJNDIProvider-SOA link.
g. The Settings for ForeignJNDIProvider-SOA page appears.
h. Enter values for the fields listed in below table:
Initial Context Factory
Enter the password for the user
Enter the same password again
i. Click ForeignJNDIProvider-SOA.
j. Click the Links tab.
k. Under Foreign JNDI Links, click New.
l. The Create a Foreign JNDI Link page appears.
m. Enter values for the fields listed below:
Local JNDI Name
Remote JNDI Name
n. Repeat step (m) six times and enter values shown below:
5) Add required libraries to portal application.
a. Make sure jdeveloper ‘BPM’ extension is installed within jdeveloper.b. Right click portal project then select libraries & class paths and add the ‘WSRP Container’.
c. backup ‘bpm-service.jar’ located at JDEV_HOME\soa\modules\oracle.soa.workflow_11.1.1 to ‘bpm-service.jar.orig’
d. copy ‘bpm-service.jar’ from SOA_HOME\soa\modules\oracle.soa.workflow_11.1.1 to the same directory mentioned above.
e. Repeat the above 2 steps but this time replacing the ‘bpm-service.jar’ in WEBCENTER_HOME\soa\modules\oracle.soa.workflow_11.1.1
f. Add ‘JDEV_HOME\soa\modules\oracle.soa.workflow_11.1.1\bpm-service.jar’ to your portal classpath.
g. Add ‘adflibTaskListTaskFLow.jar’ & ‘adflibWorklistComponents.jar’ from SOA_SERVER\soa\modules\oracle.soa.worklist_11.1.1 into your portal app classpath.
6) Edit portal project deployment to include those libraries during deployment. Right click project, select deployment and click edit button:
7) Mark libraries as below:
8) Create file ‘wf_client_config.xml’ in ‘src’ folder:
9) Copy and paste below xml code:
10) make sure to substitute the values marked in red:
a. SOA_SERVER: soa server IP address or name.
b. SOA_PORT: with your soa server ports (for example 8001)
i. Within SOA enterprise manager, you can get the federated server name as described in below screenshot:
11) Create a new page, for example ‘worklist.jspx’ and add the ‘tasklist-task-flow-definition’ to the page as a region. Make sure to select ‘adfLibTaskFlow.jar’ from component palette
12) Set taskflow parameter as below:
all other parameters that starts the word ‘show’
13) Go to ‘Application/security/resource grants’
14) And add security privileges as below
15) Add ‘worklist.jspx’ to portal navigation and set security as below
16) Run/deploy portal and test page:
Within this article I hope you gained a better understanding of the details required for building a Social BPM portal by injecting Oracle fully fledged BPM worklist application within Oracle WebCenter Portal. If you have questions please leave them in the comments or contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Apr 13, 2012
By Kellsey Ruppel-Oracle on Apr 13, 2012
We had a great webcast yesterday and wanted to recap the questions that were asked throughout.
Can ECM distribute contents to 3rd party sites?
ECM, which is now called WebCenter Content can distribute content to 3rd party sites via several means as well as SSXA - Site Studio for External Applications.
Will you be able to provide more information on these means and SSXA?
If you have an existing JSP application, you can add the SSXA libraries to your IDE where your application was built (JDeveloper for example). You can now drop some code into your 3rd party site/application that can both create and pull dynamically contributable content out of the Content Server for inclusion in your pages.
If the 3rd party site is not a JSP application, there is also the option of leveraging two Site Studio (not SSXA) specific custom WebCenter Content services to pull Site Studio XML content into a page.
More information on SSXA can be found here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17904_01/doc.1111/e13650/toc.htm
Is there another way than a ”gadget” to integrate applications (like loan simulator) in WebCenter Sites?
There are some other ways such as leveraging the Pagelet Producer, which is a core component of WebCenter Portal. Oracle WebCenter Portal's Pagelet Producer (previously known as Oracle WebCenter Ensemble) provides a collection of useful tools and features that facilitate dynamic pagelet development. A pagelet is a reusable user interface component. Any HTML fragment can be a pagelet, but pagelet developers can also write pagelets that are parameterized and configurable, to dynamically interact with other pagelets, and respond to user input. Pagelets are similar to portlets, but while portlets were designed specifically for portals, pagelets can be run on any web page, including within a portal or other web application. Pagelets can be used to expose platform-specific portlets in other web environments. More on Page Producer can be found here:http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/webcenter.1111/e10148/jpsdg_pagelet.htm#CHDIAEHG
Can you describe the mechanism available to achieve the context transfer of content?
The primary goal of context transfer is to provide a uniform experience to customers as they transition from one channel to another, for instance in the use-case discussed in the webcast, it was around a customer moving from the .com marketing website to the self-service site where the customer wants to manage his account information. However if WebCenter Sites was able to identify and segment the customers to a specific category where the customer is a potential target for some promotions, the same promotions should be targeted to the customer when he is in the self-service site, which is managed by WebCenter Portal. The context transfer can be achieved by calling out the WebCenter Sites Engage Server API’s, which will identify the segment that the customer has been bucketed into. Again through REST API’s., WebCenter Portal can then request WebCenter Sites for specific content that needs to be targeted for a customer for the identified segment. While this integration can be achieved through custom integration today, Oracle is looking into productizing this integration in future releases.
How can context be transferred from WebCenter Sites (marketing site) to WebCenter Portal (Online services)?
WebCenter Portal Personalization server can call into WebCenter Sites Engage Server to identify the segment for the user and then through REST API’s request specific content that needs to be surfaced in the Portal.
Still have questions? Leave them in the comments section! And you can catch a replay of the webcast here.
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