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11g Release 2 (11.2.1)

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Setting Up Oracle Fusion Sources

Using Oracle SES, you can search for documents within Oracle Fusion Applications. This is done by establishing a connection between Oracle SES and Oracle Fusion using a Fusion connector. To connect to and retrieve documents from Oracle Fusion, you must set up an Oracle SES Fusion identity management system using an identity plug-in, and an authorization management system using an authorization plug-in.

The identity plug-in enables Oracle SES to identify the set of users that can access the Fusion application. The authorization plug-in enables Oracle SES to determine the access rights that each user has for accessing different documents and data within WebCenter. Usually, all users may not have access to the entire data and document set within the application. Instead, each user may have access to a limited set of documents and data.

Setting Up Identity Management System

The identity management system enables Oracle SES to identify the set of users that can access the Fusion application. This is implemented using an identity plug-in.

To activate an identity plug-in for Fusion sources:

  1. On the Global Settings page, click Identity Management Setup to open the Identity Management Setup page.

  2. From the list of available sources, select Oracle Fusion, and click Activate.

    This opens the Activate Identity Plug-in page.

  3. Enter values as described in Table 8-1. Obtain the values from the Fusion application administrator.

  4. Click Finish.

Table 8-1 Identity Management Parameters for Oracle Fusion

Parameter Description

HTTP end point for authentication

The HTTP endpoint to which user authentication/validation requests are sent.

User ID

Administration user ID to be used in the HTTP request for user authentication. This user ID is used to validate the authentication request in the Fusion repository. Obtain this ID from the Fusion application administrator.


Administration password.

Defining a Fusion Source

A Fusion application source can be defined from the Source page. After you define the source, you can search for documents within the application.

To create a Fusion source:

  1. On the Home page, click the Sources subtab.

    This opens the Sources page.

  2. From Source Type list, select Oracle Fusion and click Create.

    This opens the Create Source page, which guides you through a multi-step procedure to enter source and authorization parameters.

  3. On the Create Source page, enter the source parameter values listed in Table 8-2.

  4. Click Next and specify values for the authorization parameters listed in Table 8-3.

  5. Click Create & Customize to create the source.

Table 8-2 Fusion Connector Source Parameters

Parameter Description

Configuration URL

URL of the XML configuration file providing details of the source, such as the data feed type, location, security attributes, and so on. The URL is a HTTP URL accessible over HTTP. Obtain this file from the Fusion application administrator.

Authentication Type

Enter the value NATIVE.

User ID

User ID to access the data feeds. The access details of the data feed are specified in the configuration file. The user id can be obtained from Fusion administrator.


User password.


The realm of the application serving the feeds. The parameter is usually left blank.

Oracle SSO Login URL

Oracle Single Sign-On login URL that protects all Single Sign-On applications. Leave the parameter blank.

Oracle SSO Action URL

Oracle Single Sign-On action URL that authenticates Single Sign-On user credentials. Leave the parameter blank.

Scratch Directory

Local directory where status files can be temporarily written.

Maximum number of connection attempts

Maximum number of connection attempts to access data feed or upload status feed.

Table 8-3 Fusion Connector Authorization Parameters

Parameter Description

HTTP endpoint for authorization

HTTP endpoint for Oracle Fusion authorization. For example,

User ID

Administration user ID for Oracle Fusion authorization.


Administration password.

Business component

Name of Oracle Fusion Business Component. For example,

Display URL Prefix

HTTP host to prefix the access URL to form the display URL. For example,

This value must form a valid URL when concatenated with the access URL element of an item in the data feed. Be careful to avoid having either two slashes or none when the values are combined. Thus, enter a trailing slash (/) if the access URLs do not begin with a slash, or omit the trailing slash from the prefix if the access URLs begin with a slash.

Security attribute values for anonymous user

Comma-delimited list of authorized values of security attributes for anonymous user. When this parameter is left blank, the authorization service is contacted to retrieve the values of security attributes accessible for anonymous users.

User Identity Format

Format of user identity string posted to Oracle Fusion Authorization service. Default value is FND.