This chapter includes the following topics:
For information about developing and deploying custom pagelets, see Introduction to Pagelets in Developing WebCenter Portal Assets and Custom Components with Oracle JDeveloper.
For information on configuring the Pagelet Producer and registering producers, see Managing Pagelet Producer in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
To perform the tasks in this chapter, you must be a portal manager or member with
Manage Security and Configuration or
Manage Configuration permission in the portal.
Any user who accesses administration settings for a portal and does not have
Manage permission (for example, a user with
Customize Pages permissions, granted permission to edit a page in the portal) will see only the settings available to their role and permissions.
For more information about permissions, see About Roles and Permissions for a Portal.
Oracle Pagelet Producer (previously called Oracle WebCenter Ensemble) provides a collection of useful tools that facilitate dynamic pagelet development and deployment. The Pagelet Producer proxy provides users with external access to internal resources including internal applications and secured content. Using Pagelet Producer, you can expose WSRP and Oracle PDK-Java portlets and OpenSocial gadgets as pagelets for use in any Web page or application.
The following key concepts are useful when working with the Pagelet Producer:
The Pagelet Producer Console is a browser-based administration tool used to create and manage the various objects in your Pagelet Producer deployment. From the Console you can register web applications as resources and create pagelets, manage proxy and transformation settings, and more.
You can access the Pagelet Producer Console in either of the following ways:
From the Portals menu, select Administration, then Shared Assets, then Pagelets. On the Pagelets page, click Create to open the Pagelet Producer Console. When you're ready to return to WebCenter Portal, click Cancel.
Enter the following URL in your browser:
Any user with the
Admin role on the host application server can access the Pagelet Producer Console. To grant administrative access to the Pagelet Producer Console to users without administrative access to the application server, use the
The Pagelet Producer Console can also be launched in accessibility mode at:
For details on using the Console to configure the Pagelet Producer and create objects, see About Creating Pagelets with Pagelet Producer in Developing WebCenter Portal Assets and Custom Components with Oracle JDeveloper. For information on using the Console to register producers and migrate pagelet data, see Managing Pagelet Producer in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal
Resources are core objects used to register applications within the Pagelet Producer, including stand-alone web applications, portlet producers and OpenSocial containers. Creating a resource allows the proxy to map internal applications to external URLs, manage authentication, and transform applications. Registering a web application as a Pagelet Producer resource lets you do the following:
Proxy internal web applications to external addresses.
Manage authentication, both at the proxy level and at the resource level.
Transform proxied web applications, including URL rewriting.
Pagelets are subcomponents of a web page accessed through the Pagelet Producer that can be injected into any proxied application. Any application on a Pagelet Producer resource that returns markup can be registered as a pagelet, which can then be displayed in WebCenter Portal, or any web application.
For details on pagelet development, see About Creating Pagelets with Pagelet Producer in Developing WebCenter Portal Assets and Custom Components with Oracle JDeveloper.
Using the Pagelet Producer, you can expose WSRP and Oracle PDK-Java portlets and OpenSocial gadgets as pagelets for use in any web page or application. For details, see Managing Pagelet Producer in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Pagelet Producer resources can be exported and imported from the Pagelet Producer Console as described in Exporting and Importing Pagelet Producer Resources in Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal. Note that you cannot export or import pagelets directly from the Shared Assets page in WebCenter Portal.