Quick Start

Set up your environment by performing the following tasks:

  • Obtain Account Information

  • Install cURL

Obtain Account Information

From your account administrator, obtain a user name and password for your Oracle Content Management account. Ensure that you have the appropriate account credentials for creating, managing, and deleting Oracle Content Management instances.

Install cURL

The examples within this document use the cURL command-line tool to demonstrate how to access the the REST API for Content Delivery.

To connect securely to the server, you must install a version of cURL that supports SSL and provide an SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate file or bundle to authenticate against the Verisign CA certificate. For details, see these topics:

The following procedure demonstrates how to install cURL on a Windows 64-bit system:
  1. In your browser, navigate to the cURL home page at http://curl.haxx.se and click Download in the left navigation menu.

  2. On the cURL Releases and Downloads page, locate the SSL-enabled version of the cURL software that corresponds to your operating system, click the link to download the ZIP file, and install the software.

  3. Navigate to the cURL CA Certs page at http://curl.haxx.se/docs/caextract.html and download the ca-bundle.crt SSL CA certificate bundle in the folder where you installed cURL.

  4. Open a command window. Navigate to the directory where you installed cURL, and set the cURL environment variable CURL_CA_BUNDLE to the location of an SSL certificate authority (CA) certificate bundle. For example:

    C:\curl> set CURL_CA_BUNDLE=ca-bundle.crt

You are now ready to send requests to Oracle Content Management using cURL.