1.1 What’s New for Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service

In addition to on-premises deployments, Oracle WebCenter Portal is available for cloud deployment as well. Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service provides cloud-based provisioning and management of hardware and software. Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service is the same offering as Oracle WebCenter Portal—delivered in the cloud.

Learn about the new and changed features of Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

April 2018
Feature Description
Support for Elasticsearch

Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service supports Elasticsearch to find your information easily and quickly. You can configure Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service to use Elasticsearch to search portals and content such as documents, wikis, blogs, and page metadata. See Configuring Elasticsearch in WebCenter Portal in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service and Searching for Information with Elasticsearch in Using Portals in Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

Deprecation of support for Oracle Secure Enterprise Search (Oracle SES) Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service no longer supports Oracle SES. You can configure Easticsearch to index and search objects in Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.
July 2017
Feature Description
Migrate the portlets, pagelets, and client metadata, while migrating your on-premises Oracle WebCenter Portal application to the cloud environment

While migrating your on-premises WebCenter Portal application to Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service, you can now migrate the portlets, pagelets, and client metadata, and deploy the producers in the cloud environment. See Migrating Portlets in Migrating an On-Premises Oracle WebCenter Portal Application to Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

Provision Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service using simplified commands Beginning with release 17.3.1, you can install Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service in the compact and EDG topologies using the simplified command, createTopology. You can use the addToTopology command to install components like Portlet, Oracle SES, and OUD. See Tutorials in the Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service documentation.
April 2017
Feature Description
Migrate your on-premises Oracle WebCenter Portal application to the cloud environment

To leverage benefits of the cloud environment, you can migrate your on-premises WebCenter Portal application to Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service. See Introduction to WebCenter Portal Migration in Migrating an On-Premises Oracle WebCenter Portal Application to Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

March 2017
Feature Description

Configure Oracle Identity Cloud Service as the identity store for WebCenter Portal Cloud

You can configure Oracle Identity Cloud Service as the identity store for WebCenter Portal Cloud Service. You can configure the identity store either manually or using the autodeploy script. See Configuring Oracle Identity Cloud Service in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

Configure separate databases for WebCenter Portal Cloud Service and Oracle SES

You can configure separate databases for WebCenter Portal Cloud Service and Oracle SES. Oracle SES does not support Oracle Database Cloud Service 12c. If you want to use Oracle Database Cloud 12c for WebCenter Portal Cloud Service, then you can configure a separate Oracle Database Cloud 11g instance specifically for Oracle SES. See Configuring a Separate Database for Oracle SES in Getting Started with Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service.

High-Level Differences Between the Cloud and On-Premises Environments

This table describes high-level differences between running Oracle WebCenter Portal in the cloud and on-premises environments.

Feature Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service Oracle WebCenter Portal On-Premises
Installation Available by subscription, and installation is through automated scripts. You install Oracle WebCenter Portal on your own hardware.
Domain Provisioning of Oracle WebCenter Portal Cloud Service automatically creates Oracle WebLogic Server domain, and installs and configures WebCenter Portal Cloud Service, WebCenter Content, and Oracle SES, based on the components selected. You create the complete domain.
High availability Scale out and scale in through the Java Cloud Service console provides high availability. You must set up an environment based on your high-availability requirements.
Identity management Single sign-on and identity is managed through Identity Cloud Service (IDCS)

Single sign-on is implemented though Oracle Access Manager (OAM). It can also be implemented using SAML, or Windows authentication for Microsoft clients.

Identity is managed using an external LDAP server such as Oracle Internet Directory (OID).

Load balancing Load balancing is provided by the built-in Oracle Traffic Director. Oracle HTTP Server serves as the load balancer.