8 Changing System Settings

This chapter describes how to change the basic functionality of Oracle WebCenter Content Server.

This chapter includes the following sections:

The instructions in this chapter are for changing system settings on Oracle WebLogic Server. Oracle WebCentr Content can also be deployed to an IBM WebSphere Application Server. For more information, see Overview of the Oracle Fusion Middleware IBM WebSphere Support in Oracle Fusion Middleware Third-Party Application Server Guide for Oracle Identity and Access Management, 11g, Release 1 (

8.1 About Changing System Settings

Content Server has a number of features that you can set up to change features systemwide according to your needs. For example, you can use the following administration tools within Content Server to customize your content management system settings:

  • Configuration pages accessible through the Administration, Admin Server menu options
  • System Properties utility
  • Web Layout Editor
  • User Admin application
  • Other administration customizations

    In addition to changing system setting with these tools, you can change other settings in different ways to meet the needs of your site:

    • Workflows can be designed, customized, and implemented using the Workflow Admin tool available from the Admin Applets menu
    • New custom metadata fields can be created and default values set using the Configuration Manager
    • Customized action screens (such as check-in, search, and check-out) can be created using Content Profiles

8.2 Changing System Settings Through the Configuration Pages

Content Server provides a collection of web pages that you can use to configure systemwide settings for Content Server. To access one of these web pages, choose Admin Server from the Administration tray or menu, and then choose one these menu options:

  • Component Manager
  • General Configuration
  • Content Security
  • Internet Configuration

You can also use the collection of web pages to configure systemwide settings for multiple Content Server instances

For more information about changing system settings through the configuration pages, see Configuring System Properties in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle WebCenter Content.

8.3 Changing System Settings Through the System Properties Application

The System Properties administration application is used to configure systemwide Oracle WebCenter Content settings for content security, Internet settings, localization, and other types of settings. In the System Properties application, you can set these options:

  • Optional functionality for Content Server
  • Options related to content item security
  • Options related to the Internet and web interaction
  • JDBC connectivity options
  • Functionality such as time zones and IP filters
  • Localization features
  • Directory paths

The application server is the primary tool for setting system properties for Oracle WebCenter Content; however, for some purposes you must use the System Properties application. You do not need administrative-level permissions to set these options; just access to the directory where the instance is installed.

For more information about changing system settings through the System Properties application, see Running Administration Applications in Standalone Mode in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle WebCenter Content.

8.4 Customizing the Library and System Home Page with the Web Layout Editor

The Web Layout Editor is used to customize the Library and system home (portal) page. To access this editor, click Web Layout Editor on the Admin Applets page. With the Web Layout Editor, you can change the organization of local web pages in the Library and build new portal pages for your site. You can create links to websites outside your local site.

You can also filter files based on security groups or queries.

For more information, see Building a Website.

8.5 Defining Security and Accounts for Users with the User Admin Application

You can define security groups, aliases, roles, and accounts for the users at your site using the User Admin function. To access this screen, choose Admin Applets from the Administration tray or menu, then click User Admin on the Administration Applets for user page. Options on this screen are used to create aliases, set permissions for security groups, establish roles and permissions associated with those roles, and customize information that is stored about users.

For more information, see Managing Logins and Aliases in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administering Oracle WebCenter Content.