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3 Maintaining WebCenter Portal

This chapter describes the roles and responsibilities of system administrators to keep WebCenter Portal up and running.

This chapter includes the following topics:

System administrators maintaining Portal Framework applications should refer to Chapter 5, "Maintaining Portal Framework Applications."

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."

3.1 Role of the System Administrator

Oracle Fusion Middleware provides a single administrative role with complete administrative capabilities—the Admin role. System administrator with this role can perform the complete range of security-sensitive administrative duties, and all installation, configuration, and audit tasks. This administrator is also responsible for setting up and configuring WebCenter Portal immediately after installation, and performing on-going administrative tasks for WebCenter Portal and other Oracle WebCenter Portal components. This administrator is sometimes known as the Fusion Middleware administrator.

A single system administrator account (weblogic by default) is set up when Fusion Middleware is installed. The password is the one you provided during installation.

This default system administrator is the only user assigned to the WebCenter Portal Administrator role. WebCenter Portal administrators have the highest application privileges within the WebCenter Portal application itself. This administrator can view and customize every aspect of WebCenter Portal, manage users and roles, and delegate responsibilities to others.

To find out what on-going administrative tasks a system administrator is expected to perform for WebCenter Portal, follow the roadmaps in Table 3-1, "Roadmap - Administering and Monitoring WebCenter Portal" and Roadmap - Keeping WebCenter Portal Up and Running.

Note:

The system administrator is also responsible for getting WebCenter Portal up and running out-of-the-box and customizing WebCenter Portal out-of-the-box. For details see:

3.2 System Administration for WebCenter Portal (Roadmap)

The roadmap in Table 3-1 outlines typical tasks that a system administrator might perform to keep WebCenter Portal up and running.

Table 3-1 Roadmap - Administering and Monitoring WebCenter Portal

Task Documentation Role

Stop and start the managed server

Restart the managed server on which the WebCenter Portal application is deployed to effect configuration changes or for routine maintenance:

Tip: The managed server for WebCenter Portal is named WC_Spaces.

Fusion Middleware Admin

View and manage log files

Identify and diagnose problems through log files. WebCenter Portal logs record all types of events, including startup and shutdown information, errors, warnings, and other information:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Monitor performance

Analyze the performance of the WebCenter Portal application and monitor its current status through Fusion Middleware Control Console:

System administrators granted one of these WebLogic Server roles can view performance metrics: Admin, Operator, Monitor. To find out more, see Section 1.8, "Understanding Administrative Operations, Roles, and Tools.".

WebCenter Portal administrators can monitor application performance and usage using WebCenter Portal's analytics feature:

Fusion Middleware Admin

WebCenter Portal Admin

Tune application properties

Reconfigure performance related parameters for the WebCenter Portal environment, WebCenter Portal application, and WebCenter Portal components:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Stop and start WebCenter Portal

System administrators may shut down WebCenter Portal for maintenance purposes and then restart the application:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Modify back-end services

Add, modify, and delete connections through Fusion Middleware Control Console. See:

Fusion Middleware Admin

  • Content repositories

 
  • Mail servers

 
  • BPEL servers

 
  • Collaboration

 
  • Calendar

 
  • Secure Enterprise Search

 
  • Analytics

 
  • Activity Graph

 
  • Personalization

 
  • Events, Links, Lists, Notes, Tags, and People Connections

 

Modify external applications and portlet producers

Add, modify, and delete connections through Fusion Middleware Control Console. See:

Fusion Middleware Admin

  • External Applications

 
  • Portlet Producers

 

Configure SSL communication

Configure secure communication:

See also Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Security Guide.

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reassociate your identity, policy, and credential stores

Reassociate your identity or policy stores:

See also Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Security Guide.

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reconfigure WebCenter Portal repository

Reconfigure the WebCenter Portal repository:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reconfigure MDS repository

Reconfigure the application's MDS repository:

See also Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Reconfigure WebCenter Portal workflows

Install WebCenter Portal workflows on a different BPEL server and reconfigure the connection:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Migrate or export portals, portal templates, assets, or the entire portal server

Use various export facilities to move content to a remote instance or between stage and production environments:

Fusion Middleware Admin

Import WebCenter Portal application

Use various import facilities to restore WebCenter Portal from a backup or to move content to a remote instance or between stage and production environments:

Fusion Middleware Admin


3.3 System Administration for Portal Builder (Roadmap)

The roadmap in Table 3-2 outlines typical tasks that a system administrator might perform while Portal Builder is up and running.

If Portal Builder must be taken offline for maintenance, ensure that a suitable message displays to any users who attempt to access the application while it is offline.

Table 3-2 Roadmap - Keeping WebCenter Portal Up and Running

Task Documentation Role

Modify application Settings

Modify application-wide settings as required:

WebCenter Portal Admin

Manage Home portal

Manage personal pages and business role pages. Push content to the Home portal:

WebCenter Portal Admin

Manage portals

Take any portal temporarily offline and close down any portal that is inactive. Edit and delete any portal:

WebCenter Portal Admin

Manage portal templates

Manage portal templates. Review and delete any template:

WebCenter Portal Admin

Maintain users and roles

Maintain security. Modify user role permissions and assign new roles:

WebCenter Portal Admin

Manage external applications

Maintain external applications. Add, modify, and delete entries:

WebCenter Portal Admin

AppConnectionManager

Manage portlet producers

Maintain portlet producers. Add, modify, and delete entries:

WebCenter Portal Admin

AppConnectionManager