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4 Getting Framework Applications Up and Running

Framework applications are portal applications built using WebCenter Portal: Framework. The chapter outlines what Fusion Middleware administrators must do, after installation, to get Framework applications up and running. A roadmap is provided to help guide you through the process.

The chapter includes the following sections:

Although Spaces is itself was built using WebCenter Portal: Framework, it does require some special administration tasks that other Framework applications do not. To see a comprehensive list of these tasks, refer to Chapter 2, "Getting the Spaces Application Up and Running".

Audience

The content of this chapter is intended for Fusion Middleware administrators responsible for Framework application administration (users granted the Admin role through the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console).

4.1 Installing Oracle WebCenter Portal and the Framework Libraries

Oracle WebCenter Portal installation is described in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal.

Oracle JDeveloper installation, required for building Framework applications, is described in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle JDeveloper.

Framework applications can be deployed to any WebLogic Server instance that is provisioned with WebCenter Portal's Framework shared library files. For details, see, Section 7.1.4, "Creating a Managed Server".

Note:

If you want to verify which WebCenter Portal version you have installed, refer to Appendix D, "How Do I Find Out Which WebCenter Portal Version Is Installed?".

4.2 Deploying Framework Applications for the First Time (Roadmap)

The roadmap in Table 4-1 outlines the tasks that a Fusion Middleware administrator must perform to deploy an application, developed with WebCenter Portal: Framework, and get it up and running.

Note:

The Spaces application requires additional administration tasks that other Framework applications do not. To see a comprehensive list of these tasks, refer to Chapter 2, "Getting the Spaces Application Up and Running".

Table 4-1 Roadmap - Getting Framework Applications Up and Running for the First Time

Step Documentation Role

Step 1 - Verify your Oracle WebCenter Portal installation

Verify your Oracle WebCenter Portal installation and settings. See:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 2 - Launch Fusion Middleware Control

Launch the Fusion Middleware Control Console, a Web-based management tool for WebCenter Portal applications. See:

Learn about the command-line administration tool WLST. See "Oracle WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)".

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 3 - Deploy the Framework application

Create a suitable container in which to deploy the Framework application archive:

See also, "Deploying WebCenter Portal: Framework Applications".

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 4 - Reconfigure back-end servers

Reconfigure back-end server connections, if required, through Fusion Middleware Control.

Fusion Middleware Admin

  • Content Repositories

 
  • Mail Servers

 
  • BPEL Servers

 
  • Collaboration Services

 
  • Secure Enterprise Search

 
  • Analytics Services

 
  • Activity Graph Services

 
  • Personalization Services

 
  • External Applications

 
  • Portlet Producers

 
  • Group Events, Links, Lists, Notes, and Tags

 

Step 5 - Connect to an identity store

Ensure that your identity store is installed, configured, and contains all the required user data. See:

See also Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Security Guide.

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 6 - Restart the managed server

Restart the managed server on which the application is deployed. See:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 7 - Verify Framework application configuration

Login to the application to verify the configuration: identity store, services, applications, and so on.

Framework Application Admin

Step 8 - Perform administrative tasks through WebCenter Portal Administration pages

Perform administrative duties:

  • Set application-level preferences

  • Manage users and grant application roles

  • Manage and configure application resources

  • Manage and configure content

  • Manage and configure portlet producers

  • Manage and configure external applications

  • Create and manage polls

See: Using WebCenter Portal Administration Console

Application Admin