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Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook

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The Ultimate Oracle Application Server Portal Resource Build dynamic, feature-rich enterprise portals using Oracle Application Server Portal and the expert information in this exclusive Oracle Press guide. You'll learn how to maximize the capabilities of Oracle Application Server Portal, customize your portals, integrate Oracle Forms and Oracle Reports, and add Java functionality.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. PART I Introduction
    1. 1 Out-of-the-Box Oracle Application Server Portal Technologies
      1. Logging in to OracleAS Portal for the First Time
      2. Getting Around in OracleAS Portal
      3. A Quick Tour of OracleAS Portal Pages
        1. The Build Tab
        2. The Administer Tab
        3. OracleAS Portal Navigator
        4. The Help System
      4. Creating an OracleAS Portal User
      5. Portlets
        1. Types of Portlets
      6. OracleAS Portal Content
        1. Content Item Types
        2. Built-in Navigation Types
      7. Declarative Development
        1. The OracleAS Portal Wizards
        2. Creating Your First OracleAS Portal Objects
        3. When to Use the OracleAS Portal Wizards
      8. OracleAS Portal Page Design
        1. Page Groups
        2. The Edit Page Window
        3. Adding Portlets
        4. Regions
        5. Styles
        6. Templates
        7. Navigation Pages
        8. Page Properties and Page Group Properties
      9. Exercises
      10. Summary
    2. 2 OracleAS Portal Responsibilities within an Organization
      1. Skill Sets
        1. Developers
        2. Content Managers/Approvers
        3. Page Designers
        4. Administrators
      2. Exercises
      3. Summary
  9. PART II Page Design and Content Management
    1. 3 OracleAS Portal Page Design
      1. Pages and Page Groups
      2. Page and Page Group Properties
        1. Page Group Properties
        2. Page Properties
        3. The Remaining Links
      3. Page Design
        1. Region Properties
        2. Adding Portlets to Your Pages
      4. Other Page Elements
        1. Styles, Attributes, Page Types, and Item Types
      5. Exercises
      6. Summary
    2. 4 Advanced Portal Page Design
      1. HTML Templates
        1. HTML Page Skins
        2. HTML Content Layouts
      2. Exercises
      3. Summary
    3. 5 Content Management
      1. OracleAS Portal Content Management Features
        1. Items
        2. Searching OracleAS Portal Content
        3. Advanced Search
        4. Page Group Attributes
      2. Getting Content Approved
        1. Working with Rejected Items
      3. Using Oracle Drive
        1. Automating Content Addition
        2. WebDAV
      4. The Content Management APIs
        1. Setting the Context
        2. Determining Page Group IDs
        3. Determining Page IDs
        4. Determining Region IDs
        5. Determining Item IDs
        6. Using the Content Management APIs
      5. Exercises
      6. Summary
    4. 6 OmniPortlet and Web Clipping
      1. What Is OmniPortlet?
        1. The OmniPortlet Wizard
      2. Page Parameters
      3. Web Clipping
        1. Using Web Clipping
      4. Exercises
      5. Summary
  10. PART III Development
    1. 7 Writing Portlets with Java
      1. Step 1: Download the Portal Add-in for Oracle JDeveloper
      2. Step 2: Install the Portal Add-in for JDeveloper
      3. Step 3: Download the OracleAS PDK
      4. Step 4: Understand Portlet View Modes
      5. Step 5: Check the Installation of the Portal Add-in in JDeveloper
      6. Step 6: Decide Which Type of Portlet to Build
        1. Open Standard: JSR 168
        2. The Oracle PDK
      7. Step 7: Use the Wizard to Build the Portlet
        1. Building an Oracle PDK-Based Portlet
        2. Building a JSR 168 Portlet
      8. Step 8: Add Business Logic
      9. Step 9: Establish a Connection to an Application Server
      10. Step 10: Deploy and Register the Portlet
      11. Revisiting the Add Business Logic Step
      12. Exercise
      13. Summary
    2. 8 Advanced Development Topics
      1. Service-Oriented Architecture
        1. Goals of an SOA Application
        2. OracleAS Portal: The Face of SOA
        3. OracleAS Portal and SOA: The Challenges
        4. SOA and What It Addresses
      2. Where Do I Start?
      3. Summary
      4. Oracle Resources
  11. PART IV Administration
    1. 9 Site Administration and Performance Tuning
      1. What Is Administration?
      2. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Services Portlet
        1. Main
        2. Configuration
        3. SSO/OID
        4. Cache
        5. Mobile
        6. Proxy
        7. Search
      3. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Export/Import Transport Set Portlet
      4. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Oracle Reports Security Portlets
      5. OracleAS Portal Administration: The User Portlets: User, Portal User Profile, Group, Portal Group Profile
      6. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Portlet Repository Portlets
      7. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Remote Providers Portlets
      8. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Remote Provider Group Portlets
      9. OracleAS Portal Administration: The Database Subtab
      10. Personal Pages
      11. Self-Registration
        1. Self-Registration Step 1: Create the Welcome Page
        2. Self-Registration Step 2: Customize the Login Portlet
        3. Self-Registration Step 3: Make the New Page the Welcome Page for Your Site
      12. Performance Tuning
      13. Implementing SSL
        1. Configuring SSL to OracleAS Single Sign-On Using the SSL Configuration Tool
        2. Securing OracleAS Portal Pages
      14. Using the Log Loader
      15. The OracleAS Portal Diagnostics Assistant
      16. Exercise
      17. Summary
    2. 10 OracleAS Portal Users and Security
      1. How OracleAS Portal Handles Security
        1. Seeded Users
        2. Default Schemas
      2. Creating Users
      3. User Privileges
        1. The Portal User Profile
        2. Preferences Tab
        3. Privileges Tab
      4. Creating Groups
      5. Object Privileges
        1. Portlet Security
        2. Page Security
        3. The Root Page
      6. Exercise
      7. Summary
  12. PART V Miscellaneous
    1. 11 Integrating Forms, Reports, and Discoverer into Portal
      1. Benefits of Integration
      2. Native Support
      3. Component #1: Oracle Reports
        1. Reports Integration Method #1: Using the Portal URL Component
        2. Reports Integration Method #2: Using the Native Portal Method
        3. Reports Server Administration
      4. Component #2: Oracle Forms
        1. Securing the Form’s URL
      5. Component #3: Oracle Discoverer
        1. Registering the Discoverer Portlet Provider
        2. Creating a Discoverer Connection in Oracle Application Server 10g
        3. The Edit Worksheet Portlet Defaults Wizard
      6. Summary
    2. 12 Oracle Instant Portal
      1. What Is OracleAS Instant Portal?
      2. Why Does OracleAS Instant Portal Exist?
      3. Limitations
      4. Your First Instant Portal
      5. Adding Content Manually
      6. Adding Content with Oracle Drive
      7. Defining a Landing Page
      8. Summary
  13. PART VI Appendixes
    1. A Future Direction of OracleAS Portal
    2. B OracleAS Portal Resources
    3. C Exercise Commentary
  14. Index