Creating a Java keystore

When working with WebLogic server you will inevitably have to create some Java keystores along the way. The Java keytool or OpenSSL can accomplish most everything you would need to do but sometimes I like using something UI based to do some of the tasks. That is where a tool like KeyStore Explorer can come in quite handy.

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Oracle WebCenter Content Licensing

I thought I would share out the following information because of how often it comes up. When dealing with Oracle WebCenter Content or WebCenter Imaging, it is good to know what restricted use licenses each product includes. The following guide from Oracle shows you what products are bundled together in the WebCenter Suite.

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E28280_01/doc.1111/e14860/webcenter.htm#sthref118

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Getting Started With Oracle BPM 11g

In a previous blog post I wrote a step by step guide on how to install Oracle BPM 11g. That was all good and well, but now what?

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Fusion Middleware Patchset 5 in the Wild

Oracle slipped out the fifth patchset release for the Fusion Middleware products during the middle of the night on the 22nd of February.  For the most part things will be very familiar to longtime users.  One of the most visible changes is that the branding has caught up with the software.  Oracle Content Server is now Webcenter Content,  Imaging and Process Management is now Webcenter Imaging.  It feels like an end of an era!

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IPM 10g is Going Away, Now What?

Earlier this month ImageSource hosted our annual ECM conference Nexus.  I had the chance to meet with many of our customers and have some really great conversations.  Many of these folks are running IPM 10g as a core component of their enterprise and since that product is being end of life’d they are taking a long hard look at their installations.  Everyone wanted to know what options they had and to talk about the best way for them to move forward.  The 11g version of IPM was frequently a core topic of conversation and everybody wanted to hear how to get from here to there.

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The Case for 11g

ORacle Fusion Middleware 11g

Welcome to the Jungle

A Look Back

Oracle IPM 11g is the latest version of the venerable Image and Process Management product but the product has a long history.  IPM was developed by Optika in the late 90s with the name eMedia as a workflow enabled replacement for an imaging solution named FilePower.  The eMedia brand was phased out at version 2.0 and replaced with the Acorde name.  We still have some clients who are successfully running Acorde installations to this day.

Optika was bought out by a company called Stellent and the product went through another rebranding phase this time as Imaging and Business Process Management (IBPM).  It was at this time the version was bumped up from Acorde 4.0 to Stellent IBPM 7.5 to bring the product in line with Stellent’s overall product versioning.

Finally Oracle buys Stellent and brings the Stellent Content Server and IBPM products under their umbrella.  Content Server turns into Universal Content Management and IBPM turns into Oracle Image and Process Management 10gR3.

So we’ve finally arrived at IPM.  A key thing to remember that during this period of development and rebranding is that the product remained essentially the same.  It operated on the same principles and was architected in the same manner.  Not to say there weren’t improvements between eMedia 1.0 and IPM 10gR3 but these improvements embodied natural evolution of the product.

This is true no longer; IPM 11g has changed the game.

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Oracle Content Management – IPM 11g Links

Looking for some useful links to information about installing Oracle IPM 11g?  We have been performing successful Oracle IPM 11g implementations and will be providing useful information, as well as, tips and tricks on this blog.

Here are the main links that have been leveraging for some valuable information related to this next generation ECM Suite:

Oracle Content Management Description URL
Overview http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/overview/index.html
Downloads http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/downloads/index.html
Documentation http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/documentation/index.html
UCM 11g Downloads http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/downloads/index-085241.html
IPM 11g Downloads http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/downloads/index-ipm-088963.html
 
 
 
Ryan Keller
ImageSource, Inc.