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Oracle® Secure Enterprise Search Administrator's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2.2)

Part Number E23427-01
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Getting Started Basics for the Administration GUI

After you have successfully installed Oracle SES, you can define your data sources and start crawling them. The following are general procedures.

To open the Oracle SES Administration GUI: 

  1. Open a browser and enter the URL for the Oracle SES Administration GUI. This URL is provided after the installation and has the form http://host:port/search/admin/index.jsp

  2. Log on as a user having the Oracle SES administrator credentials (example, Oracle SES database schema user SEARCHSYS having the password specified during installation, or as an LDAP user having the Oracle SES Administrative permission


    An Oracle Access Manager SSO user having the Oracle SES administrative permission can automatically log on to the Oracle SES Administration GUI application.

To administer Oracle SES: 

  1. Define one or more sources for the data you want to search.

    For example, if your data is stored in Web pages, then select the Web source.

  2. Check the crawler progress and status on the Home - Schedules page. Click Refresh Status. From the status page, you can view the statistics of the crawl.

  3. Monitor the search statistics on the Home - General page and the Home - Statistics page.

The following procedures expand these steps.


For specific information about a source, see Part II, "Creating Data Sources".

To create a source: 

  1. On the Home page, select the Sources secondary tab to display the Sources page.

  2. Select a source type.

  3. Click Create to display the Create Source page.

  4. Complete the page. Click Help for a description of each item.

  5. Click Create or Create & Customize.

    A crawl schedule is automatically created along with the source. If you select Start Crawling Immediately, then the crawler starts crawling when you click Create.

To customize a source: 

  1. When creating a source, click Create & Customize on the Create Source page to display the Customize Source page.


    After creating a source, click the Edit icon for the source on the Home - Sources page.

  2. Click the subtabs and make the desired changes.

  3. Click Apply.

To crawl and index an existing source: 

  1. On the Home page, select the Schedules secondary tab to display the Crawler Schedules page.

  2. Select the schedule.

  3. To set up the frequency and other crawling options for one or more sources, click Edit. (Optional)

  4. Click Start to start crawling.