5.1 Changing System Settings

Content Server has a number of features that you can set up to change features systemwide according to your needs. For example, you can use the following administration tools within the Content Server to customize your content management system settings:

  • Admin Server: The Admin Server is a collection of Web pages that you can use to configure systemwide settings for Content Server. To access these pages, click Admin Server from the Administration tray in the portal navigation bar to display the Admin Server main page. From this page you can check the status of the server that is running, and you can check console output.

  • System Properties: System Properties is an administration application that is used to configure systemwide Content Server settings for content security, internet settings, localization, and other types of settings. Options on the application can:

    • set optional functionality for the Content Server instance

    • set options related to content item security

    • set options related to the Internet and Web interaction

    • set JDBC connectivity options

    • set functionality such as time zones and IP filters

    • set localization features

    • set directory paths

    Oracle WebLogic Server is the primary tool for setting system properties for Oracle UCM, however, for some purposes you must use the System Properties application. You do not need administrative-level permissions to set these options; just access to the directory where the instance is installed.

  • Web Layout Editor: The Web Layout Editor is used to customize the Library and system home (portal) page. To access this editor, select Web Layout Editor from the Admin Applets page. With the Web Layout Editor, you can change the organization of local Web pages in the Library and build new portal pages for your site. You can create links to Web sites outside your local site. For detailed information, see the Oracle Fusion Middleware Application Administrator's Guide for Content Server.

  • User Administration: You can define security groups, aliases, roles, and accounts for the users at your site using the User Admin function. To access this screen, click Configuration Manager from the Admin Applets, then select User Admin from the Apps menu. Options on this screen are used to create aliases, set permissions for security groups, establish roles and permissions associated with those roles, and customize information that is stored about users.

  • Other Administration Customizations: In addition to the system settings that are discussed here, other settings can be changed to match your site's needs:

    • Workflows can be designed, customized, and implemented using the Workflow Admin tool available from the Admin Applets menu

    • New custom metadata fields can be created and default values set using the Configuration Manager

    • Customized action screens (such as check-in, search, and check-out) can be created using Content Profiles