|Oracle® Secure Enterprise Search Administrator's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2.1)
Part Number E17332-04
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Oracle SES is now integrated with Oracle Fusion Applications to provide secure search functionality for all of its enterprise applications, including WebCenter, Universal Content Management (UCM), and Business Intelligence. Oracle Fusion Applications is Oracle's next-generation applications suite built on a service-oriented platform. It brings together next-generation enterprise technologies, applications, and services, including Oracle Fusion Middleware, which supports complex, distributed software applications.
To provide a search solution for Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle SES has transitioned to an open architecture from the bundled architecture of earlier releases. This open architecture enables you to install Oracle SES in an existing Oracle Database -- either a single instance or Oracle RAC -- and in an existing WebLogic domain -- either a single managed server or a WebLogic cluster.
New features for administrators:
Oracle SES is installed with Oracle Fusion Applications. You can install Oracle Database and WebLogic Server at the same time, or you can install Oracle SES into an existing Database 22.214.171.124 or WebLogic Server 11.1.1. Refer to the Oracle Fusion Applications Installation Guide.
Installation topology changes:
The Oracle SES middle-tier software bits are installed in Fusion Middleware Home (MW_HOME).
ORACLE_HOME for is named
ses by default.
The Oracle SES middle-tier components are deployed in the SES cluster in the Fusion Middleware Common Domain. This change improves scalability.
The crawler runs on the Oracle Enterprise Scheduler cluster in the WebLogic Common Domain. Be sure to provide sufficient resources in this cluster for the crawler. See "Secure Search in Oracle Fusion Applications".
The Oracle SES schema is installed in the Fusion database (either a single instance of Oracle Database or Oracle RAC). Oracle RAC enables a single database to run across a cluster of servers, making it highly fault tolerant, scalable, and available. See "Supporting Failover in Oracle RAC".
Oracle SES uses these default tablespaces: SEARCH_DATA, SEARCH_INDEX, and SEARCH_TEMP. You or your Oracle Database administrator can create additional tablespaces before initiating the first crawl, and you can add data files and temp files to the existing tablespaces any time after Oracle Database is installed. See "Increasing Data Storage Capacity".
Upgrading from previous releases of Oracle SES is not supported.
The administrative user is named SEARCHSYS.
The following configuration files have been removed:
ranking.xml. The configuration parameters from these files were moved to Oracle Database. Some parameters can be modified using the Administration API, while others are not configurable.
You can change the master encryption key with the
searchctl rollover_key command. See "Changing the Master Encryption Key".
Schedules are managed by Oracle Enterprise Scheduler. See "Crawler Schedule".
The RSS crawler is recoverable when it is used in control feed mode. On restart, the crawler resumes processing from where it was interrupted.
XML data feeds do not have a default content type. If the content type is not specified explicitly, then Oracle SES automatically detects the data type. Some filtering overhead is incurred in this process.
Debug mode is turned on using either Oracle Enterprise Manager or the WebLogic Server Administration Scripting Tool. See "Turning On Debug Mode".
Faceted navigation can be configured through the Administration API. See "Providing Faceted Navigation".
Wildcard queries are not enabled by default. You can turn on wildcards by modifying the
queryConfig object using the Administration API. See Oracle Secure Enterprise Search Administration API Guide.
New features for end users:
Oracle SES supports crawling of the following additional document formats:
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. You can search for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
PDF version 1.7
In addition, there are some enhancements to how Oracle SES searches the following document formats:
Microsoft PowerPoint 97- 2003: You can now search files that are set to Read Only.
Microsoft Office 2007: Support for SmartArt.
Disabled features in this release:
Oracle SES Search Application; use the Oracle Fusion Applications Search User Interface instead
searchctl command operations except
These source types:
FileNet Content Engine
FileNet Image Services
Open Text Livelink
Creating, deleting, or modifying user-defined source types
User-defined document service managers
Custom authentication plug-ins
Custom authorization plug-ins
Custom URL rewriter plug-ins
Windows native authentication
Backup and recovery; see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for alternative backup and recovery procedures
Configuration of these crawler parameters:
archiveFileRecurseDepth CACHEFULLACTION CACHE_QUEUE_HIGHWATER_MARK CACHE_QUEUE_LOWWATER_MARK COLLECT FILE_WRITE_BUF_SIZE FILTERPATH NO_FILTER FILTER_OPTIONS NO_PDF_ROTATE (obsolete) IDM_USER_CACHE_SIZE IDM_GROUP_CACHE_SIZE INDEX_PARSED_ATTRIBUTES MAPPING MAX_DOC_PLAINTEXT_LENGTH portalNoIndexContainerPage SECURE_JDBC_CC SECURE_JDBC_CT SECURE_JDBC_EC SECURE_JDBC_ET SQL_CALLBACK SQL_COMMAND_HOOK SQL_RESPONSE_HOOK SYSTEM_PROPERTIES zipFileJavaPackage
Configuration of these query parameters:
ses.qapp.allowed_redirect_hosts ses.qapp.convert_timezone ses.qapp.group_tab_order ses.qapp.groupable_attrs ses.qapp.email.max_thread_docs ses.qapp.email.thread_sort_by ses.qapp.sortable_attrs multiSeqThreshold userStatsTypes