What's New in Oracle User Messaging Service

This chapter describes the features and improvements in Oracle User Messaging Service (UMS). The following topics introduce the new and changed features of UMS and other significant changes in this guide, and provides pointers to additional information.

New and Changed Features for Release 12c (12.2.1)

  • Support for Multiple Configuration: UMS supports multiple configuration for a single instance of the deployed driver. This makes it possible to have one instance of a particular driver configured differently in a domain without having to deploy several instances of that driver. For more information about this feature, refer to Section 4.3, "Configuring User Messaging Service Drivers".

  • Cluster and Domain Level Configuration of Drivers: UMS supports the configuration of drivers at the server level as well as the cluster level. Cluster is the finest level of configuration that UMS supports. For more information about this feature, see Section 4.2, "Configuring User Messaging Server".

  • Deploying Drivers Using User-Expandable Server Groups: You can deploy additional drivers by using the expandable server groups in the Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard while updating your domain. For more information, see Section 6.1.1, "Deploying Drivers Using the Fusion Middleware Configuration Wizard".

  • Test Driver: UMS supports the "Test" button in 12.2.1 on the driver configuration page. Before saving the configuration, you can click on this button to validate the configuration properties are in correct format.

  • Resend message status: In 12.2.1, you can resend the unsent messages.

  • Enhanced option for multiple Email ID and password: UMS supports multiple incoming IDs and passwords for the email driver.

  • Apple Push Notification Service Driver (APNS): In 12.2.1, UMS supports the APNS Driver. It provides support for sending a UMS message as a notification to Apple iOS devices such as an iPhone or an iPad. For more information, see Section 3.6, "APNS Driver".

  • Automatic Service Migration (ASM): In 12.2.1, UMS supports the WebLogic feature Automatic Service Migration (ASM).

  • WhiteList: In 12.2.1, UMS Whitelist is used for outgoing messages and makes it possible to block all sends except to those recipients that are explicitly listed in the UMS Whitelist. The UMS Whitelist is provisioned, enabled, or disabled, using the WLST commands.

  • Using alphanumeric sender address in SMPP Driver: in 12.2.1, for SMPP Driver, the sender address can also be an alphanumeric address, used for instance to have the company name as the sender.