5.2 Creating a Context


Only domain managers and domain administrators can perform this procedure.

Use the following procedure to create a context:

  1. Click the Contexts tab to reveal the Contexts page.

  2. Click the New Context icon.

  3. Complete the New Context wizard, noting the following:

    • The new context must be based on a context template. Available context templates are shown in the Template drop-down list. Only context templates set as active are listed. Domain administrators can create new context templates and make existing ones active using the Context Templates tab (see Section 4, "Working with Context Templates").

    • The description will be viewable, for example, when creating other Oracle IRM components that are dependent on this one, so a brief but informative description will prove useful.

    • You should normally make the context visible to inspectors. This serves two main purposes: to enable domain administrators (who should also be set up as inspectors) to see all contexts, and therefore to predict the effect of changes they make to context templates; and to provide read-only access to help inspectors answer support queries.

    • The Managers page is used to create one or more context managers for the new context (although the user creating the context is automatically assigned as a context manager). Context managers assign roles to users and are usually business owners.

    • For global enterprises, use the Translations page to create multi-language descriptions of the context that will be visible to users of Oracle IRM Desktop. If the New Translation icon is not available, translations have not been set up on the Control Console. See Section 1.3.2, "Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control Console".

    • Use the Review page to review all the attributes that will be assigned to the new context. If there are any attributes that you want to change, use the Back button to return to previous pages and make the required changes.

    • When you are satisfied with the attributes on the Review page, create the new context by clicking Finish.

The new context appears on the left panel of the Contexts page. The attributes of the context (rights, managers, translations, roles, trusted contexts) are shown on the right panel.