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4 Getting Portal Framework Applications Up and Running

The chapter describes what system administrators must do, after installation, to get Portal Framework applications up and running. Portal Framework applications are portal applications built using the WebCenter Portal Framework application template in Oracle JDeveloper.

The chapter includes the following topics:

Permissions:

To perform the tasks in this chapter, you must be granted the following roles:

See also, Section 1.8, "Understanding Administrative Operations, Roles, and Tools."

Oracle WebCenter Portal's out-of-the-box portal application "WebCenter Portal" requires some special administration tasks that your own Portal Framework applications do not. To see a comprehensive list of these tasks, refer to Chapter 2, "Getting WebCenter Portal Up and Running."

4.1 Installing Oracle WebCenter Portal and the WebCenter Portal Framework Libraries

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

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

Portal 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 42.1.4, "Creating a Managed Server."

4.2 Deploying Portal Framework Applications for the First Time (Roadmap)

The roadmap in Table 4-1 outlines the tasks that a system administrator must perform to deploy a Portal Framework application, and get it up and running.

Note:

Oracle WebCenter Portal's out-of-the-box portal application "WebCenter Portal" requires additional administration tasks that other Portal Framework applications do not. To see a comprehensive list of these tasks, refer to Chapter 2, "Getting WebCenter Portal Up and Running."

Table 4-1 Roadmap - Getting Portal 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 Section 1.13.3, "Oracle WebLogic Scripting Tool (WLST)."

Fusion Middleware Admin

Step 3 - Deploy the Portal Framework application

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

See also, Section 42, "Deploying 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

 
  • Secure Enterprise Search

 
  • Analytics

 
  • Activity Graph

 
  • External Applications

 
  • Portlet Producers

 
  • People Connections, 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 Portal Framework application configuration

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

Portal Framework Application Admin

Step 8 - Perform administrative tasks through the application's Administration Console

Perform administrative duties:

  • Set application-level preferences

  • Manage users and grant application roles

  • Manage and configure application assets

  • Manage and configure content

  • Manage and configure portlet producers

  • Manage and configure external applications

  • Create and manage polls

See: Administering Portal Framework Applications Using the Administration Console

Portal Framework Application Admin