|Oracle® Content Database Application Administrator's Guide
10g Release 1 (10.2)
Part Number B31265-02
This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Content DB application. This chapter contains the following topics:
Content management systems enable organizations to support the life cycle of content. The life cycle of content typically consists of creating, editing, publishing, and archiving. For example, content is created by one or more authors. Over time, that content may be edited and approved for publication. Once the content has been published, it may be replaced by another form of content and archived or removed from use.
Content management can improve an organization's knowledge sharing and communication capability. Content management systems improve users' efficiency by making content readily available.
In addition, content management systems may include version control, workflow, security, and more.
Oracle Content DB is a consolidated, database-centric content management system that provides a comprehensive, integrated solution for file and document life cycle management. Oracle Content DB enables enterprise customers to use one highly scalable, manageable, and usable application to manage all of their unstructured information.
There are two types of administration for Oracle Content DB: system administration and application administration.
System administration involves managing the Oracle Content DB instance by starting and stopping the nodes, services, and servers, tuning the system to ensure reliability and performance, creating, modifying, and deleting Sites, as well as registering custom workflow processes. System administration uses Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Application Server Control to manage Oracle Content DB.
Application administration involves managing users, quota, Libraries, categories, content, and records at the Site and Container levels. Application administration is divided into multiple administrator roles that can be assigned at the Site level only or at both the Site and Container levels.
A single user can act in multiple roles. In addition, each role has a different set of access privileges.
When Oracle Content DB is installed, and the personal library is enabled, a default folder structure is automatically created with the following folders:
Initially, when Oracle Content DB is installed, a default user is chosen.
orcladmin user can designate the various application administrator roles to other users. A user can have more than one application administrator role, and more than one user may be assigned the same application administrator role.
In addition, the
orcladmin user can designate the Security Administrator role to a user, and in turn, that Security Administrator can designate the remaining application administrator roles to other users.
Once users have been assigned administrator roles, they can sign on to the application as a regular user, and decide whether or not they want to be in administrator mode by selecting Switch to Administration Mode.