This chapter includes the following sections:
The content of this chapter is intended for Fusion Middleware administrators (users granted the
Admin role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console). See also, Section 1.8, "Understanding Administrative Operations, Roles, and Tools".
The WebCenter Spaces home page (in Fusion Middleware Control) is your starting place for configuring WebCenter Spaces deployments. Just like any other J2EE application, you can configure ADF, MDS, security policies and roles, and so on, from here. You can also configure WebCenter service connections, external applications, and portlet producers for WebCenter Spaces. To access this page, see Section 6.2, "Navigating to the Home Page for WebCenter Spaces".
Additionally, there are several application-level settings for configuring group space workflows and Oracle SES search crawling in WebCenter Spaces. Application settings are described in the following sections:
WebCenter Spaces uses the BPEL server included with the Oracle SOA Suite to host internal workflows, such as group space membership notifications, group space subscription requests, and so on. To enable workflow functionality inside WebCenter Spaces, a connection to this BPEL server is required.
Note:WebCenter Spaces workflows must be deployed on the SOA managed server that WebCenter Spaces is configured to use. See also, "Back-End Requirements for WebCenter Spaces Workflows" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebCenter.
To configure a connection to the WebCenter Space workflows:
Login to Fusion Middleware Control, and navigate to the home page for WebCenter Spaces.
From the WebCenter menu, choose Settings > Application Configuration.
From the Connection Name dropdown, choose the name of the connection you require.
The connections on offer are those currently configured for the Worklist service in WebCenter Spaces.
Ensure that you choose the connection that points to the SOA instance in which WebCenter Spaces workflows are deployed. If that connection is not listed you must create it. To define the connection, see Section 20.3, "Setting Up Worklist Connections".
Restart the managed server on which WebCenter Spaces is deployed to effect this change.
Out-of-the-box, WebCenter Spaces uses its own WebCenter Search service for searching and returning WebCenter Spaces content. If preferred, you can use Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (SES) to search and return unified results for most WebCenter Spaces resources, including documents, discussions, announcements, group spaces, lists, pages, wikis and blogs. To set up Oracle SES searching, see Section 18.4, "Configuring Oracle SES to Search WebCenter Spaces".
If Oracle SES Search is configured to search WebCenter Spaces resources you can enable or disable the feature at any time through Fusion Middleware Control or using the WLST command
setSpacesCrawlProperties. You can also configure a suitable full crawl frequency for WebCenter Spaces. For instructions, see step 3 in Section 18.4.2, "Setting Up WebCenter Spaces for Oracle SES Search".
The J2EE Application Deployment home page (in Fusion Middleware Control) is your starting place for configuring custom WebCenter application deployments developed with Oracle WebCenter Framework. Just like any other J2EE application, you can configure ADF, MDS, security policies and roles, and so on, from here. You can also configure WebCenter service connections, external applications, and portlet producers. To access this page, see Section 6.3, "Navigating to the Home Page for Custom WebCenter Applications".