Showing posts from November, 2012

Difference between Assets and Asset Types in WebCenter Sites


An asset is an object created by a user populating the fields of a content entry form, similar to the one at the given below picture. In this example, the asset is an article, defined by field values entered by the user

How to Create Users in the WEM Admin Interface

In this post we will create new user for the WebCenter Sites application and assign ACLs to the user in the WEM Admin interface.

1) Login to the WEM Admin interface as the fwadmin user.

How to Create a Content Management Site in WebCenter Sites 11g

1) Start Weblogic Server
2) Open browser and enter the following URLhttp://localhost:7001/servlet
Log in as the fwadmin user.

List of Default Roles in WebCenter Sites 11g

WebCenter Sites roles determine which interface functions are enabled or disabled for a particular user. A disabled function is hidden to the user if his or her role does not match that of the interface function. Following are the list of roles in WebCenter Sites 11g.

Role NameDescriptionAdvancedUsersAdvance UserAnalyticsSupports analyticsApproverApproverArtworkAuthorJunior Graphic ArtistArtworkEditorSenior Graphic ArtistContentAuthorContent AuthorContentEditorSite EditorDesignerSite DesignerDocumentAuthorDocument AuthorDocumentEditorDocument EditorGeneralAdminGeneral AdministrationMarketingAuthorMarketingAuthorMarketingEditorBrand ManagerProductAuthorProduct SpecialistProductEditorProduct EditorSiteAdminSite AdministrationSitesUserSites UserWorkflowAdminWorkflow Administration

User Management in Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g

There are three type of security layers exists for managing users in WebCenter Sites and these layers are

1) Access Control List (ACL)
2) Roles
3) Authorize

Access Control List

The first layer controls the user’s ability to read and write information to the WebCenter Sites database tables. This set of permissions is known as access control lists (ACLs).


The next layer of security exists at the WebCenter Sites application layer. This layer of security controls how the user works in the interface. This layer is known as roles.


There is then a layer of security which affects specific types of content they can work with. These are known as Authorize.

Components of Content Management Site

Following are the components of CM site
Asset TypesUsersRolesStart Menu ItemsTree TabsWorkflows A CM site in WebCenter Sites is made up of a set of asset types and a group of users. Roles are applied to asset types and assigned to users in order to grant permissions to users and determine who can access and manage specific types of assets within a CM site.

Roles can be applied to asset types, tree tabs, start menu items, and workflows. Unless otherwise configured, all users can access all assets within the CM site.

Difference between Content Management Sites and Websites

Content Management Site (CM)

CM site in WebCenter Sites usually represents your website. It is where your content contributors create and manage data to be displayed on the website, and development team designs and develops templates to display that data properly. It is also possible to have multiple contribution sites that together, make up a single website.

Verify Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g Installation on Windows 7

After the successfull installation of Oracle WebCenter Sites on Windows 7 with Weblogic Server now in this post we will verify the installation.

To access the WebCenter Sites interfaces
Open browser and enter the following URL

The WebCenter Sites login form is displayed.

Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g Installation on Windows 7 with Weblogic Server

After completing prerequsities steps for WebCenter Sites installation on windows 7, we are in the position to start the install of WebCenter Sites using the provided installer.

Extract the WebCenter Sites installer archive into a directory. Go to the following path and run csInstall.bat file

run csInstall.bat file

WebCenter Sites installer screen will appear from that click next.

Create and Configure a Data Source in Weblogic Server for WebCenter Sites

In this post we will craete and configure a Data Source in Weblogic Server for Oracle WebCenter installation. I assumes that the admin server has already start.

Create the Data Source

Log in to the WebLogic Server Administration Console.

1) In the tree at the left expand Services.
2) Click Data Sources.
3) Click New and select Generic Data Source
4. In the “Create a New JDBC Data Source” screen, enter the following values:
    a. A name for the data source.
    b. csDataSource for the JNDI name.

Configure Weblogic Domain for WebCenter Sites 11g

In this post we will configure and set some setting in Weblogic domain (csDomain) before we start the installation of Oracle WebCenter Sites on Windows 7.

Setting Hostname Verification for AdminServer

1) Start Weblogic Server, after the admin server has started, open a web browser and log in to the “WebLogic Server Administration Console” at: http://localhost:7001/console
2) In the tree at the left of the screen, expand Environment.
3) Click Servers.
4) Click on the AdminServer.
5) Click the Configuration tab.
6) Click SSL.
7) Click Advanced.
8) Click Save

Create a domain in Weblogic Server 11g for Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g

In this post I am going to create a domain in Weblogic Server 11g for Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g installation on Windows 7.

Run Configuration Wizard by opening Start Menu --> All Programs --> Oracle Fusion Middleware --> WebLogic Server 11gR1 --> Tools

Create and configure Oracle Database 11g for WebCenter Sites 11g installation on Windows 7

In this post we create and configure Oracle database 11g for WebCenter Sites installation on Windows 7.

Create Oracle Database 11g

Launch the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant from start menu --> All Program --> Configuration and Migration Tools

In the Operations screen, select Create a Database and click Next

Prerequisites for Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g R1 ( installation on Windows 7

Following are the pre-requisites for Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g R1 ( installation on Windows 7 OS with Oracle Database.

Pre-requisites for Oracle WebCenter Sites 11g R1 (

1) Oracle JDK 1.7.0_07+
2) Oracle Database
3) WebLogic Server 10.3.5+ and 10.3.6 ( Note: Fusion Middleware 11g products are not supported on WebLogic Server 12.1.1)