9 Oracle WebCenter

This chapter describes licensing for Oracle WebCenter products. It contains the following sections:

9.1 The Oracle WebCenter Product Family

The following tables describe the functionality provided by members of the Oracle WebCenter product family. Table 9-1 describes the functionality provided by the core products. Table 9-2 describes the functionality provided by the adapters.

Table 9-1 Oracle WebCenter Product Family: Core Products

Product Description Included Features

Oracle WebCenter Suite Plus

Complete product suite for Enterprise Portals, Content Management, Web Experience Management, and Collaboration.

WebCenter Suite Plus includes:

  • WebCenter Content

  • WebCenter Portal

  • WebCenter Sites

  • Management Pack for WebCenter

Oracle WebCenter Content

Oracle WebCenter Content bundles Oracle's solutions for Contents Management, Records Management, and Imaging, providing a complete solution for customers seeking to implement an enterprise-wide content management system.

WebCenter Content includes:

Content Management features:

  • Document Management

  • Digital Asset Management (DAM)

  • Web Content Management (WCM)

  • Desktop Integration Suite

  • Oracle WebCenter Content Conversion

  • Content Server

  • Content Server System Components

  • Content Server Standard Components:

    Document Management, Web Content Management, Folders, Inbound Refinery, Integration: BPELIntegration, Integration: SESCrawlerExport, Integration: IPMRepository, Integration: WebCenterConfigure

Imaging features:

  • WebCenter Imaging

Records Management features:

  • Records Management:

    Installation Level: Minimal, Installation Level: Typical, Installation Level: DoD Baseline, Installation Level: DoD Classified, Installation Level: Custom

Restricted Use Licenses included:

  • Restricted Use: WebCenter Content includes use of SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware restricted to BPEL Process Manager, Business Rules, Business Activity Monitoring and Web Services Manager for modeling, securing, executing and monitoring processes that are initiated from WebCenter Content components only.

  • Restricted Use: Unified Business Process Management Suite for modeling, executing and monitoring processes that are initiated from WebCenter Content Components only.

  • Restricted Use: Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition as host for only WebCenter Content, including run-time components to provide Java runtime environment and HTTP support, as well as configuration and administration components used for the setup and management of these run-time components

  • Restricted Use: Oracle Secure Enterprise Search to be installed and run on the same processor(s) that runs the content management repository and may be used to index and search the local instance of the content management repository. Federation to external servers or other data resources not permitted.

Oracle WebCenter Portal

Oracle WebCenter Portal bundles Oracle's solutions for transactional Web sites, enterprise portals, team collaborative workspaces, and composite applications, providing a complete solution for customers seeking to implement these across the enterprise.

WebCenter Portal includes:

  • WebCenter Portal

  • WebCenter Spaces

  • WebCenter Framework

  • WebCenter Web 2.0 Services, including blogs, wikis, and discussion forums.

  • WebCenter Analytics

  • WebCenter Content adapter

  • WebCenter Ensemble

  • BPEL Worklist

  • JSR 168 Container

  • Oracle Portlet Bridge

  • WebLogic Portal

  • GroupWare Portlets for Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange

  • WebCenter Interaction

  • WebCenter Collaboration

  • WebCenter Application Accelerator for .NET

  • WebCenter Console for Microsoft SharePoint

  • WebCenter Content Services for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, EMC Documentum, and Microsoft Files

  • WebCenter Interaction Container for WSRP

  • WebCenter Interaction Identity Service

  • WebCenter Web Control Consumer for .NET

  • Oracle Entitlements Server Basic: Provides role based access control based on authorization policies

Restricted Use Licenses included:

  • Restricted Use: WebCenter Content (restricted to managing documents, Web Content (WCM), Digital Assets (DAM), and other content management components for content delivery as part of a WebCenter portal or application).

  • Restricted Use: Secure Enterprise Search (solely for use with WebCenter Portal to search and index content delivered through a WebCenter portal or application).

  • Restricted Use: SOA Suite (restricted to BPEL Process Manager for running workflows/processes delivered as part of a WebCenter portal or application and OWSM for securing authentication between WebCenter Portal components).

  • Restricted Use: Oracle Access Manager for enabling Single-Sign On (SSO) between WebCenter Portal components. Use of Oracle Access Manager to a) enable SSO for any custom services or functions or third party applications; b) Direct Oracle Access Manager SDK calls; or c) Third party directory integration, is not allowed.

  • Restricted use of Oracle Internet Directory

  • Restricted use of WebLogic Communication Services and Oracle Communications Presence

Oracle WebCenter Sites

Comprehensive web content management (WCM) solution that enables organizations to deliver a compelling web experience by building, deploying, and managing large-scale, persuasive, and interactive web sites

WebCenter Sites includes:

  • Analytics

  • Community Server

  • Content Integration Platform

  • Content Server

  • CS-Engage

  • Gadget Server

  • Language Packs

  • Satellite Server

Restricted Use Licenses included:

  • Restricted Use: WebCenter Content restricted to managing documents, Web Content (WCM), Digital Assets (DAM), and other content management components for content delivery as part of a Web site.

Oracle WebCenter Sites for Oracle ATG Web Commerce

Comprehensive web content management (WCM) solution that enables organizations to deliver a compelling web experience by building, deploying, and managing large-scale, persuasive, and interactive web sites with ATG Web Commerce

WebCenter Sites for Oracle ATG Web Commerce includes:

  • Oracle WebCenter Sites

Note that Oracle WebCenter Sites for Oracle ATG Web Commerce can only be used to serve content to ATG, either by delivering it to ATG Web Commerce or by delivering it directly to the end user browser. In addition, WebCenter Sites for ATG Web Commerce can only be used to serve content to Web sites that are also being served by ATG Web Commerce under a common fully qualified domain name. Any content delivered for a standalone Web site (e.g. a marketing Web site) or to a separate fully qualified domain name not being served by ATG Web Commerce requires a full-use license of WebCenter Sites.

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management provides a unified application for delivering document management, Web content management (WCM), digital asset management (DAM), and retention management.

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management includes restricted use Oracle BPEL Process Manager for creating workflows/processes within and between WebCenter Content, WebCenter Records, WebCenter Imaging, WebCenter Content Conversion, and WebCenter Universal Content Management only.

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management includes restricted use of Oracle Outside In Technology. Outside In Technology program libraries can only be accessed from WebCenter Universal Content Management — either using standard WebCenter Universal Content Management features or using custom components running on WebCenter Universal Content Management. Outside In libraries cannot be accessed directly from any other application under this license.

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management includes restricted use of WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition as host for only Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management, including run-time components to provide Java run-time environment and HTTP support, as well as configuration and administration components used for the setup and management of these run-time components.

Oracle WebCenter Universal Content Management also includes restricted use of Oracle Secure Enterprise Search to be installed and run on the same processor(s) that runs the content management repository and may be used to index and search the local instance of thecontent

management repository. Federation to external server or other data resources is not permitted.

Included products:

  • Oracle WebCenter Content Conversion

  • Restricted Use Oracle BPEL Process Manager

  • Restricted Use Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition

  • Oracle Java SE

  • Restricted Use Oracle Secure Enterprise Search

Included features:

  • Desktop Integration Suite

  • Content Server

  • Content Server System Components

  • Content Server Standard Components:

    • Document Management

    • Web Content Management

    • Folders

    • Inbound Refinery

    • Integration: BPELIntegration

    • Integration: SESCrawlerExport

    • Integration: IPMRepository

    • Integration: WebCenterConfigure

  • Records Management:

    • Installation Level: Minimal

    • Installation Level: Typical

Oracle WebCenter Imaging

Oracle WebCenter Imaging provides imaging and business process management capabilities for enterprise applications, such as accounts payable and human resources, as well as for business applications, such as loan origination and claims processing.

WebCenter Imaging includes:

  • Content Server System Components

  • Content Server Standard Components:

    Content Tracker, Content Tracker Reports

  • Content Server

  • WebCenter Imaging Server

Restricted Use Licenses included:

  • Restricted Use: WebCenter Imaging includes use of SOA Suite for Oracle Middleware restricted to BPEL Process Manager, Business Rules, Business Activity Monitoring and Web Services Manager for modeling, securing, executing and monitoring processes that are initiated from WebCenter Imaging components only.

  • Restricted Use: Unified Business Process Management Suite for modeling, executing and monitoring processes that are initiated from WebCenter Imaging.

  • Restricted Use: Oracle Internet Application Server Enterprise Edition for the following purposes only: (a) Run-time components to provide Java runtime environment and HTTP support, as well as configuration and administration components used for the setup and management of these runtime components. and (b) Run-time and design-time components to display and customize screens provided with WebCenter Imaging

  • Restricted Use: WebCenter Content for the storage of documents originating from WebCenter Imaging. Specific components included with this license are: Content Server, Content Tracker, and Oracle Secure Enterprise Search.

  • Restricted Use: Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition as host for only WebCenter Imaging, including run-time components to provide java runtime environment and http support, as well as configuration and administration components used for the setup and management of these run-time components


Table 9-2 Oracle WebCenter Product Family: Adapters

Product Description Included Features

Oracle WebCenter Adapter

Third party application adapters.

Separately licensed adapters available for:

  • EMC Documentum

  • IBM FileNet

  • IBM Lotus Domino

  • Microsoft SharePoint

  • Symantec Enterprise Vault

Oracle WebCenter Adapter Framework

Technology and operating system adapters

Separately licensed adapters available for:

  • Enterprise Application Adapter Framework

  • File System

  • Java

  • Microsoft .NET

Oracle WebCenter Applications Adapter

Enterprise applications adapters

Separately licensed adapters available for:

  • E-Business Suite

  • PeopleSoft

  • Siebel


9.2 Oracle Management Pack for WebCenter

This pack delivers comprehensive management for WebCenter environments and provides comprehensive modeling for WebCenter Portal environments running in Oracle WebLogic Server as well as the underlying Java EE components.

For complete license details about Management Pack for WebCenter, see "Oracle Middleware Enterprise Management" in Oracle Enterprise Manager Licensing Information. This document is available from the Oracle Enterprise Manager Documentation page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/oem/grid-control/documentation/index.html.

9.3 Additional Considerations for the Restricted Use Licenses Included in Oracle WebCenter Portal

The following are additional considerations to the restricted use licenses described in Table 9-1:

  • Secure Enterprise Search allows you to search and index any content stored in the content repository, as well as any page delivered as part of a WebCenter Portal application or portal. If a page includes portlets, the information delivered within the portlet can be indexed as part of the search results as well. However, searching and indexing all of the information in the backend system that supplies portlet content requires a full use license of Secure Enterprise Search.

  • WebCenter Content can be used to store all content that is delivered as part of any WebCenter Portal web site, application, or portal. This includes base content management features, such as versioning and rendering different renditions of content, as well as indexing content in the repository for integration with search results within the site, portal, or application. This also includes full feature usage of the Web Content Management (WCM), Digital Asset Management (DAM), and other UCM components for content delivered via WebCenter Portal. All interactions can be done through the WebCenter Portal portal interface, a custom application, Desktop integrations, or the UCM user interface including administration activities.

  • Oracle SOA Suite is restricted to Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM) and Oracle BPEL Process Manager.

    • OWSM is restricted to securing authentication between WebCenter Portal components. This includes using OWSM security policies when interacting with WebCenter Web service interfaces. Authoring and management tooling is limited to the capabilities delivered with the base Oracle WebCenter Portal console screens. New policies may be authored with command line and scripting tools only. The use of OWSM is further limited to enforcing message-level security between WebCenter Portlet Producers and consumers and securing interactions between WebCenter services, BPEL Process Manager, and Discussion server. Any other use outside of OWSM requires a full use license of SOA Suite.

    • BPEL Process Manager is restricted to running existing deployed processes and responding to requests that require user input delivered inside of a WebCenter Portal application or portal. However, the ability to define, deploy, and run new BPEL processes is allowed provided that all process endpoints exist entirely within WebCenter Portal delivered components. The modification of document BPEL processes included with the content repository can also be integrated with existing BPEL processes. The pre-built BPEL portlet and taskflows, which enable viewing of a user's worklist items from any combination of backend BPEL servers, is also included. Any other use outside of BPEL Process Manager requires a full use license of either BPEL Process Manager or SOA Suite.

    Note:

    Oracle BPEL Process Manager bundles UDDI client libraries from the HP SOA Systinet Registry. Such libraries and UDDI client functionality are licensed only to the end user for the purpose of connecting to and communicating with the Oracle Service Registry.

  • WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition is a prerequisite to WebCenter Portal. Customers can leverage WebLogic Server SAML support to enable Single Sign-On for WebCenter applications or portals and WebCenter Portal delivered components.

  • Oracle Internet Directory (OID) and Oracle Wallet are included for use with WebCenter Portal applications or portals and WebCenter Portal components with the following restrictions:

    • The use of OID is restricted to storing credentials and policies specific to WebCenter Portal and its delivered components.

    • The use of file-based Oracle Wallet is restricted to storing credentials specific to WebCenter Portal and its delivered components.

  • Oracle WebLogic Communication Services (OWLCS) and Oracle Communications Presence (OCP) are included for development and evaluation purposes only. OWLCS can be used to set and display presence information and enable text chat functionality within WebCenter Portal applications or portals. OCP provides a central repository of real-time presence states for users over various communications networks. OWLCS and OCP are restricted to development and non-production systems only.

9.4 WebCenter Licensing with Oracle Internet Application Server

Customers who have previously licensed Oracle Internet Application Server as a pre-requisite for WebCenter Services or WebCenter Portal have the right to use WebLogic Server Basic to run WebCenter Services and WebCenter Portal as part of their existing Oracle Internet Application Server Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition license. This right is only for products within WebCenter Services and WebCenter Portal that were previously certified against Oracle Internet Application Server. WebLogic Server Basic cannot be used to run the following: WebLogic Portal, WebCenter Interaction, WebCenter Collaboration, WebCenter Ensemble, WebCenter Analytics, Oracle WebCenter Console for Microsoft SharePoint, and Oracle WebCenter Application Accelerator for .NET. Instead, a separate WebLogic Server license is required to run these. WebLogic Server Basic is defined in Appendix A, "WebLogic Server Basic."

9.5 Oracle WebCenter Content Conversion included in Oracle WebCenter Content

Oracle WebCenter Content Conversion provides content conversion services in support of Content Server.

WebCenter Content Conversion includes Java SE. For details on Java SE Editions, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/terms/products/index.html.

Included features:

  • Inbound Refinery

  • Inbound Refinery Standard Components

Restricted Use Licenses included:

  • Restricted Use: Oracle Outside In Technology. Outside In Technology program libraries can only be accessed from WebCenter Content Conversion—either using standard Content Conversion features or using custom components running on WebCenter Content Conversion. Outside In libraries cannot be accessed directly from any other application under this license.

  • Restricted Use: Oracle WebLogic Server Enterprise Edition as a host only for WebCenter Content Conversion to provide java runtime environment and http support, as well as configuration and administration for the setup and management WebCenter Content Conversion.

9.6 Oracle WebCenter Real-Time Collaboration

Oracle WebCenter Real-Time Collaboration enables users to connect and collaborate with others via web and voice conferencing, instant messaging, presence, and chat rooms. It complements other Enterprise 2.0 services available in WebCenter by connecting users who require direct interaction and immediate response.

For licensing details, see "Oracle WebCenter Licenses" in Oracle Beehive Licensing Information at the following URL:

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E16671_01/bh.200/e16646/beehivelicensing.htm

9.7 High Availability Considerations

Oracle WebCenter products have high availability features that require special licensing considerations. These considerations are similar to the licensing considerations for the high availability features of the Oracle Database and WebLogic Server.

9.7.1 Cold Failover Clusters

Failover clusters use a two or more node hardware cluster for failover. Failover is the process by which the hardware clusters automatically relocate the execution of an application from a failed primary node to a designated standby node.

The primary node is the processor that is actively executing one or more content management services at any given time. If the primary node fails, the hardware cluster automatically fails the content management services over to the standby node.

When using cold failover clusters, ten days of failover per calendar year are included in the license for the primary node. If you use more than ten days of failover per calendar year, additional server licenses are required for the standby nodes.

Cold Failover Cluster licensing applies to:

  • WebCenter Content

  • WebCenter Portal

  • WebCenter Sites