|Oracle® Content Services Administrator's Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.1)
Part Number B14493-01
Provides access to Oracle Content Services application administration functions such as allocating quota and assigning roles.
Advanced Queuing (AQ)
Provides an infrastructure for distributed applications to communicate asynchronously using messages. Advanced Queuing is built into the Oracle database and supports sophisticated queuing features, including subscriptions, inter-queue message propagation, message latency, message expiration, structured payloads, and exception queues. Full name: Oracle Streams Advanced Queueing.
Processes that perform operations periodically (time-based) or in response to events generated by other Oracle Content Services servers or processes (event-based). An agent is a type of Oracle Content Services server.
Administrators who are responsible for tasks related to a particular Site, such as managing users, quotas, categories, and content. There are a variety of application administration roles, including User Administrator, Category Administrator, Container Administrator, Content Administrator, and Quota Administrator. See Oracle Content Services Application Administrator's Guide for more information about application administration roles and tasks.
The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that runs the server applications that provide specific functionality to end users. The term "Applications tier" replaces the term "middle tier" that was used in previous releases. Each Applications tier corresponds to an instance of Oracle Application Server. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications.
Location where items are stored that have been deleted from user or Library trash. Each Site contains an Archive folder. Depending on how the Site has been configured, items in the Archive may be automatically deleted after a specified period of time. Files and folders in the Archive can be restored by the Site's Content Administrator.
A read-only Oracle data type consisting of a directory object and a filename. Oracle Content Services provides transparent access to content stored as either a BLOB (online storage) or a BFILE (near-line storage). If BFILEs are enabled for your Oracle Content Services domain, you can configure content archiving or content aging.
A type of Large Object (LOB) provided by the database. All documents in Oracle Content Services are stored as BLOBs. Full name: Binary Large Object.
An XML-based markup language for composing a set of discrete Web services into an end-to-end process flow. Full name: Business Process Execution Language. See also Oracle BPEL Process Manager.
The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that consists of the end-user applications that reside on client devices, such as desktops, laptops, wireless phones, and PDAs. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications.
Committed Data Cache
Provides caching of the attribute values of frequently used objects without a database request, greatly improving performance and scalability.
A customized workflow process created in the BPEL Designer (a component of Oracle BPEL Process Manager. Custom workflows must be registered with Oracle Content Services before they can be used.
Settings that apply to the entire Oracle Content Services domain. For example, the domain property
IFS.DOMAIN.SEARCH.AttemptContextSearchRewrite determines whether or not Oracle Content Services should attempt to generate fast-response SQL for text searches.
A partner solution that provides retention hardware support. You can integrate Oracle Content Services with EMC Centera to provide retention storage for Oracle Records Management.
Attributes that indicate document file type (for example, .doc or .zip). The format of a document determines how its content is indexed. Also known as MIME types.
FTP over SSL. FTPS defines a mechanism to implement the FTP Security Extensions based on the TLS protocol. There are two types of FTPS are supported by Oracle Content Services:
Implicit FTPS secures the channel on connection.
Explicit FTPS secures the connection when the client issues an AUTH command. An Explicit FTPS connection starts out as a regular FTP connection; the connection becomes secure only after the client issues an AUTH command.
FTPS should not be confused with SFTP, a service of the Secure Shell that is not related to FTP.
One of the Oracle Content Services command-line tools. Allows you to create and update groups.
One of three protocols supported by Oracle Content Services, used for Web browser-based access. HTTP has been extended with WebDAV, a protocol designed for Wide Area Networks such as the Internet. Full name: Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
One of two types of Oracle Content Services nodes. The Oracle Content Services HTTP node runs as part of an OC4J process called
OC4J_Content. The Oracle Records Management HTTP node runs as part of an OC4J process called
OC4J_RM. Through servlets that are configured to work with OC4J, the HTTP nodes provide the following support:
The Oracle Content Services HTTP node supports the Oracle Content Services application, portlet, and WebDAV.
The Oracle Records Management HTTP node supports the Oracle Records Management application and WebDAV.
The process by which various components in an identity management system manage the security life cycle for network entities in an organization. Most commonly refers to the management of an organization's application users. See also Oracle Identity Management.
The tier of Oracle Collaboration Suite that consists of the components that provide services, such as identity management and metadata storage, for the Applications tier. Components of the Infrastructure tier include Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and Oracle Identity Management. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure.
Configurable folders for storing and sharing content with an allocated quota. Libraries were known as Workspaces in previous releases.
One of the Oracle Content Services command-line tools. Allows you to create or update Libraries.
An Internet protocol that applications use to look up contact information from a server, such as a central directory. LDAP servers index all the data in their entries, and "filters" may be used to select just the person or group you want, and return just the information you want. Full name: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
The majority of data stored in Oracle Content Services is stored as LOBs in database tablespaces. Full name: Large Object.
Functional areas with configurable logging levels for each node. For example, you can specify a more detailed level of logging for a particular protocol server or agent logger in which you are interested.
Network Appliance SnapLock
A partner solution that provides retention hardware support. You can integrate Oracle Content Services with Network Appliance SnapLock to provide retention storage for Oracle Records Management.
The application software that comprises the product, along with the underlying Java Virtual Machine (JVM) required to support the software at runtime. There are two types of nodes: regular nodes, and HTTP nodes. Each node is based on a particular node configuration.
A configuration object that specifies the runtime behavior of a particular node. Each node has its own corresponding node configuration. If you want to make permanent changes to a node, such as changing server or services, modify the node configuration for the node. If you want to make temporary (runtime) changes to a node, modify the node itself. Changes made at runtime are lost when the node is restarted. You cannot create a node directly; instead, you must first create an active node configuration, and then a corresponding node will be created automatically.
The actual process that gets started when a node is started. It is responsible for starting the default service and servers for this node. It also provides an administrative API for the node that lets you to find out information about node log levels, locale information, available free memory, and the node's Oracle home.
A complete set of J2EE containers written entirely in Java that execute on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) of the standard Java Development Kit (JDK). OC4J supplies the following J2EE containers: a servlet container that complies with the servlet 2.3 specification, and a JSP container that complies with the Sun JSP 1.2 specification. Full name: Oracle Application Server Containers for J2EE.
A declarative portlet-building tool that enables you to build portlets against a variety of data sources, including XML files, comma-delimited value files (for example, spreadsheets), Web Services, databases, Web pages, and SAP data sources. OmniPortlet users can also choose a pre-built layout for the data. Pre-built layouts include tabular, news, bullet, form, or chart. You can use the OmniPortlet to build a custom Oracle Content Services portlet. Full name: OracleAS Portal OmniPortlet.
Manages all the components within an application server instance, including Oracle HTTP Server, OC4J processes, and OracleAS Web Cache. It channels all events from different components to all components interested in receiving them. Use OPMN to manage Oracle Content Services processes like HTTP nodes and regular nodes. Full name: Oracle Process Manager and Notification Server.
An application server installation type that provides centralized product metadata and security services, configuration information, and data repositories for Oracle Application Server middle tiers and Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications tiers. Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications tiers use the OracleAS Infrastructure for three main services: Product Metadata Service, Oracle Identity Management Services, and the Management Service. The OracleAS Infrastructure is part of the Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure. Full name: Oracle Application Server Infrastructure.
Oracle BPEL Process Manager
A component of Oracle Application Server. It includes the BPEL Server, the BPEL Console, the BPEL Worklist application for human-centric workflows, and the BPEL Designer. You can use the BPEL Designer, an Oracle JDeveloper-based design tool, to graphically create custom workflows for use in Oracle Content Services. See also BPEL.
Oracle Collaboration Suite
An integrated suite of software applications to enable communication, messaging, and content sharing in an enterprise environment. At an architectural level, it includes three tiers: an Applications tier, which consists of server applications that provide the basic functionality, a Client tier, which consists of applications on desktops, laptops, and wireless devices, and an Infrastructure tier, which provides centralized services, such as identity management and metadata storage, for the applications.
Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications
The applications that make up Oracle Collaboration Suite, namely:
Oracle Collaboration Suite Search
Oracle Content Services
Oracle Mobile Collaboration
Oracle Real-Time Collaboration
Oracle Voicemail & Fax
Oracle Collaboration Suite Control
A Web-based management interface used to manage Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications tier hosts. Oracle Content Services system administrators can use the Oracle Collaboration Suite Control to operate and monitor system processes associated with the Oracle Content Services domain and nodes. Full name: Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control for Collaboration Suite.
Oracle Collaboration Suite Database
The default database included with Oracle Collaboration Suite to hold application data and metadata. The Oracle Collaboration Suite Database is part of the Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure.
Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure
The underlying components that support Oracle Collaboration Suite and provide centralized product metadata and security services, configuration information, and data repositories for Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications. Oracle Collaboration Suite Infrastructure uses and builds on OracleAS Infrastructure. It includes the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and Oracle Identity Management. See also Infrastructure tier.
Oracle Content Management SDK
A robust development platform for content management applications that was used to build Oracle Content Services. Oracle CM SDK provides a set of Java APIs that expose file system functionality such as file storage and searching, as well as document delete, move, and rename operations. The APIs also provide content management features unique to Oracle CM SDK, such as document versioning, controlling access to documents, and advanced queuing to facilitate communication between applications.
Oracle Content Services command-line tools
Administrative tools that can be used to manage groups and Libraries in Oracle Content Services. There are two tools: the Group tool and the Library tool. Each tool reads an XML file containing a list of actions, processes the list, and executes the actions. Previously known as the Bulk Tools.
Oracle Enterprise Manager
A systems management software application that enables you to manage and monitor Oracle Application Server instances and other Oracle server products. See also Oracle Collaboration Suite Control.
Oracle HTTP Server
The Web server component of Oracle Application Server, based on the Apache HTTP Server, version 1.3.28. This term should not be confused with the Oracle Content Services HTTP protocol server (
Oracle Identity Management
An integrated set of components that provide distributed security to Oracle products and make it possible to centrally and securely manage enterprise identities and their access to applications in the enterprise. It includes the following components: Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Directory Integration and Provisioning, Oracle Delegated Administration Services, OracleAS Single Sign-On, and Oracle Application Server Certificate Authority.
Oracle Internet Directory
An LDAP service that combines Oracle's database technology with the LDAP v3 directory standard. Oracle Internet Directory is a component of Oracle Identity Management. It is also tightly integrated with the Oracle Database. All Oracle Collaboration Suite users are created and managed in Oracle Internet Directory.
Oracle Records Management
A new component of Oracle Content Services that provides support for compliance solutions like enforced recordization and retention policies. Records Administrators can use Oracle Records Management to specify file plans and create record categories.
A full-text retrieval technology built into the Oracle Database for indexing and searching text and documents. Oracle Text supports mixed languages and character sets in the same index. Oracle Content Services uses the text indexing and retrieval features of Oracle Text. In order to enable content-based searching, Oracle Text indexes each file you store in Oracle Content Services.
A system that supports business process definition, automation, and integration. Its technology enables automation and continuous improvement to business processes, by routing information of any type according to user-defined rules. The internal Oracle Content Services workflows, such as Request for Quota, were created in Oracle Workflow, as well as the two default workflow processes (Parallel Vote and Serial Approval).
The installation wizard through which you can install Oracle products, including the Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle Collaboration Suite. Full name: Oracle Universal Installer.
A component of Oracle Application Server that is used for the development, deployment, administration, and configuration of enterprise class portals. OracleAS Portal incorporates a portal building framework with self-service publishing features to enable you to create and manage information accessed within your portal. Full name: Oracle Application Server Portal.
Means by which users can connect to Oracle Content Services. Oracle Content Services supports three protocols: FTP, HTTP, and WebDAV. The Oracle Content Services protocol servers listen for requests from clients on a specific port and respond to requests according to the rules of the protocol specification. Each protocol may interact with Oracle Content Services in a different way. A protocol server is a type of Oracle Content Services server.
Special FTP commands that you can use with the Oracle Content Services FTP server. They include
Two or more computers configured to interact to provide the appearance of a single Oracle database. These two or more nodes are linked by an interconnect. The interconnect serves as the communication path between each node in the cluster database. Each Oracle instance uses the interconnect for the messaging that synchronizes each instance's use of shared resources. Oracle also uses the interconnect to transmit data blocks that are shared by the multiple instances. The datafiles accessed by all the nodes are the primary type of shared resource. RAC requires that all nodes have simultaneous access to the shared disks to give the instances concurrent access to the database. Full name: Oracle Real Application Cluster.
Read-Only Connection Pool
A set of database connections shared by the sessions to perform database read operations. A minimum number of connections are created when the service is started. Depending on the number of concurrent operations performed by the sessions, and the nature of these operations, additional connections may be added to the pool up to a specified maximum. See also Writable Connection Pool.
A collection of identities and associated policies that is typically used when enterprises want to isolate user populations and enforce different identity management policies for each population. Oracle Content Services Sites are based on realms. Realms are created and managed in Oracle Internet Directory. Also known as identity management realms.
One of two types of Oracle Content Services nodes. The regular node supports protocol servers, such as FTP, as well as agents, such as the Garbage Collection Agent. You can configure additional regular nodes on the same computer or on additional computers.
A partner solution that provides options to verify that content is virus-free and to clean files that are found to be infected. Once antivirus integration has been enabled and configured, files are scanned for viruses whenever they are opened for read access, using the latest available virus definitions. Full name: Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine.
A collection of database objects, including logical structures such as tables, views, sequences, stored procedures, synonyms, indexes, clusters, and database links. A schema has the name of the database user who controls it. The Oracle Content Services schema is created in an Oracle database during the configuration process. The schema owns all database objects, including metadata about Oracle Content Services and configuration information.
Processes that support protocol access to Oracle Content Services (protocol servers) or that perform important internal functions (agents). Each Oracle Content Services node can support multiple servers. Each server is based on a particular server configuration.
A configuration object that holds the default values used when a server is started for an Oracle Content Services node. In addition to the server type, each server configuration specifies values for parameters relevant to that type. For example, the FTP server configuration specifies the FTP port number, whether anonymous FTP connections are allowed, and the connection time out period. If you want to make permanent changes to a server, modify its server configuration. If you want to make temporary (runtime) changes to a server, modify the server itself. Changes made to servers at runtime are lost when the node is restarted.
Processes that manage user sessions and that allow those sessions to access data in the Oracle Content Services repository. Each node must have at least one active service. A node can support multiple services, but typically you require only one for each node. Each service is based on a particular service configuration.
A configuration object that holds the default values used when a service is started for an Oracle Content Services node. There are three default service configurations, named to reflect the size of their data caches: SmallServiceConfiguration, MediumServiceConfiguration, and LargeServiceConfiguration. If you want to make permanent changes to a service, modify its service configuration. If you want to make temporary (runtime) changes to a service, modify the service itself. Changes made to services at runtime are lost when the node is restarted.
A specific connection of a user to Oracle Content Services through a user process. A session lasts from the time the user logs in until the time the user logs out. Sessions can also time out. User sessions are supported by Oracle Content Services services.
A component of Oracle Application Server that enables users to log in to all features of Oracle Collaboration Suite using a single user name and password. Oracle Content Services users log in to Oracle Content Services using their SSO password. Full name: Oracle Application Server Single Sign-On.
The password assigned to each Oracle Collaboration Suite user in Oracle Internet Directory. Users provide this password in order to authenticate against the OracleAS Single Sign-On server. Oracle Content Services users use the SSO password to sign in to Oracle Content Services. Full name: Single Sign-On password.
A discrete organizational entity in Oracle Content Services whose users can collaborate on files and folders. Users in one Site do not have access to the content of users in another Site. Oracle Content Services Sites are based on realms.
Administrators in Oracle Content Services that are typically responsible for the following tasks:
Installing and configuring Oracle Content Services
Customizing their Oracle Content Services deployment by enabling virus checking, the FTP server, the OmniPortlet, retention hardware, or other options
Managing the Oracle Content Services domain, nodes, services, and servers
Performing system tuning and troubleshooting
Adding, deleting, and managing Sites
Registering custom workflows
The Microsoft operating system extension that supports the WebDAV protocol. Using Web Folders, you can drag and drop files into Oracle Content Services and browse your files through Windows Explorer. On Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP, Web Folders appears in Network Places.
One of three protocols supported by Oracle Content Services. It allows clients to browse and edit files on Oracle Content Services as if they were on the local machine. WebDAV is designed for Wide Area Networks such as the Internet. Currently, the most widespread WebDAV client is the Web Folders extension to Windows Explorer, also known as Network Places in Windows 2000/XP. Full name: Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning.
A component of Oracle Application Server that improves the performance, scalability, and availability of frequently used Web sites. By storing frequently accessed URLs in memory, OracleAS Web Cache eliminates the need to repeatedly process requests for those URLs on the Web server. OracleAS Web Cache uses invalidation-based caching. Full name: Oracle Application Server Web Cache.
A person with the necessary skills to design a workflow process in Oracle BPEL Process Manager. The workflow designer creates the custom workflow process, then the system administrator registers the custom workflow process with Oracle Content Services.
Writable Connection Pool
A set of database connections shared by the sessions to perform database read and write operations within a database transaction. A minimum number of connections are created when the service is started. Depending on the number of concurrent operations performed by the sessions, and the nature of these operations, additional connections may be added to the pool up to a specified maximum. See also Read-Only Connection Pool.