1.1 Understanding Oracle Universal Content Management and Oracle Content Server

Oracle Universal Content Management and Oracle Content Server enable organizations to share, manage, and distribute business information using a Web site as a low-cost access point. Designed for the Web, this software is considered the unrivaled solution for medium to large companies for building secure business libraries with content check in, check out, revision control, and automated publishing in web-ready formats. Current information is available to authorized users anytime, anywhere. You can link virtually any type of file including letters, reports, engineering drawings, spreadsheets, manuals, sales literature, and more under one powerful system of knowledge distribution.

Oracle Content Server is designed for several types of users and administrators:

  • Consumers: Users who just need to find, view, and print files. In a typical system, the majority of the users are consumers. These users do not need a user name and password to access the content server system unless security is placed on the files.

  • Contributors: Users who need to create and revise files. To safeguard the integrity of the files, the contributors need a user name and password to check files in and out of the system.

  • Administrators: Administrators who oversee an entire instance. Administrator responsibilities include setting up, maintaining, and managing Content Server users, content, and system configurations. Common tasks for an administrator include configuring the system to manage and index files, archiving and replicating information, working with content server security, adjusting system properties, reviewing log files, and so forth.

Users and administrators must be set up on Oracle WebLogic Server for authentication, and roles, groups and accounts can be assigned and modified in Content Server as needed.