Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 Deployment Reference


Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 Deployment Reference provides an overview of the reference and procedural information you will use to customize Oracle Waveset for your environment.

Who Should Use This Book

This guide is designed for deployers and administrators who will create and update workflows, views, forms and other configuration information necessary to customize Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 for a customer installation during different phases of product deployment.

Deployers should have a background in programming and should be comfortable with XML, Java, Emacs, and IDEs such as Eclipse or Netbeans

Before You Read This Book

Before reading this book, you should be familiar with the Oracle Waveset Overview and Oracle Waveset Deployment Guide.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide is organized into these chapters:

Chapter 1, “Waveset Workflow” describes the Waveset workflow feature.

Chapter 2, “Waveset Forms”, describes how to customize the appearance and behavior of selected pages in the Waveset Administrator and User Interfaces by customizing the forms that define these pages.

Chapter 3, “Waveset Views”, introduces Waveset views, which are data structures used by Waveset.

Chapter 4, “Waveset Rules”, introduces Waveset rules.

Chapter 5, “XPRESS Language”, introduces the basic features of XPRESS, an XML-based expression and scripting language used throughout Waveset.

Chapter 6, “XML Object Language”, introduces the basic features of the XML Object language, which is a collection of XML elements that you can use to represent common Java objects such as strings, lists, and maps.

Chapter 7, “HTML Display Components”, describes the Waveset HTML display component library. HTML display components are used when customizing forms.

Appendix A, “Forms and Process mappings”, lists the forms and workflow processes used in Waveset and their corresponding system names.

Related Books

The Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 documentation set includes the following books.

Primary Audience 



All Audiences 

Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 Overview

Provides an overview of Waveset features and functionality. Provides product architecture information and describes how Waveset integrates with other Sun products, such as Sun Open SSO Enterprise and Sun Role Manager. 

Oracle Waveset 8.1.1 Release Notes

Describes known issues, fixed issues, and late-breaking information not already provided in the Waveset documentation set. 

System Administrators 

Installation Guide

Describes how to install Waveset and optional components such as the Oracle Waveset Gateway and PasswordSync. 

Upgrade Guide

Provides instructions on how to upgrade from an older version of Waveset to a newer version.  

System Administrator’s Guide

Contains information and instructions to help system administrators manage, tune, and troubleshoot their Waveset installation. 

Business Administrators 

Business Administrator’s Guide

Describes how to use Waveset provisioning and auditing features. Contains information about the user interfaces, user and account management, reporting, and more. 

System Integrators 

Deployment Guide

Describes how to deploy Waveset in complex IT environments. Topics covered include working with identity attributes, data loading and synchronization, configuring user actions, applying custom branding, and so on. 

Deployment Reference

Contains information about workflows, forms, views, and rules, as well as the XPRESS language.  

Resources Reference

Provides information about installing, configuring, and using resource adapters. 

Service Provider Deployment

Describes how to deploy Identity Manager IDE, and how views, forms, and resources differ from the standard Waveset product.  

Web Services Guide

Describes how to configure SPML support, which SPML features are supported (and why), and how to extend support in the field. 

Documentation Updates

Corrections and updates to this and other Oracle Waveset and Sun Identity Manager publications are posted to the Oracle Waveset Documentation Updates website:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell 


Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser 


C shell 


C shell for superuser