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Release 2 (9.0.2)

Part Number A90852-02
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1 Verifying Requirements

1.1 System Requirements
1.1.1 Oracle Databases Database System resource requirements
1.1.2 Oracle Home
1.1.3 Web Browsers Configuring Browser Settings Cache Settings Image Settings
1.1.4 Tablespace Requirements
1.1.5 init.ora Settings
1.1.6 Terminal Settings
1.1.7 Oracle Text Requirements
1.1.8 Unix Shell Settings

2 Post-installation Tasks

2.1 Oracle9iAS Portal Default Schemas
2.2 Oracle9iAS Portal Default Accounts
2.3 Oracle9iAS Portal Default Groups
2.4 Accessing Oracle9iAS Portal in Your Browser
2.4.1 Simplifying the Full URL of an Oracle9iAS Portal Instance
2.5 Configuration Steps for Backward Compatibility
2.6 Configuring Self-registration
2.7 Configuring Directory Synchronization
2.7.1 Setting up a Subscription Profile using oidprovtool
2.8 SSL Configuration
2.8.1 Securing Ports to Use Certificates and HTTPS
2.9 Enabling Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
2.9.1 Setting Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server Query Path URL
2.9.2 Adding SSO Enabler Configuration Entries for HTTPS Mode
2.9.3 Configuring HTTPS with Virtual Hosts SSL Protection Pages
2.10 Configuring Oracle9iAS Portal Security
2.11 Configuring the Oracle Reports Security Portlet
2.12 Configuring WebDAV support for Oracle9iAS Portal Access

3 Configuring Oracle9iAS Portal using OPCA

3.1 The Oracle9iAS Portal Configuration Assistant (OPCA)
3.1.1 OPCA and the Oracle9i Application Server Installation
3.1.2 Using OPCA in Stand-alone mode
3.2 OPCA Modes
3.2.1 PORTAL OPCA Mode
3.2.3 SSO OPCA Mode
3.2.6 ALL OPCA Mode

4 Using the PL/SQL HTTP Adapter

4.1 About the PL/SQL HTTP Adapter
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Differences between Database Providers and Web Providers
4.1.3 Use of the PL/SQL HTTP Adapter
4.1.4 Security Issues
4.1.5 PL/SQL HTTP Adapter related Portlet modifications
4.2 Setting up the Environment to use the PL/SQL HTTP Adapter
4.2.1 Updating the DAD Name
4.2.2 PL/SQL HTTP Adapter User Authentication using HMAC Setting the HMAC keys
4.2.3 Setting the Cookie Domain
4.2.4 Sharing an Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server and an OID Server
4.3 Registering A Provider Using The PL/SQL HTTP Adapter
4.4 Writing Custom Portlets using The PL/SQL Http Adapter
4.4.1 Relative Links
4.4.2 Customization

5 Deploying Web Portals

5.1 Oracle9iAS Portal architecture overview
5.1.1 Assembling Oracle9iAS Portal pages
5.2 Single machine configuration
5.3 How much hardware and software?
5.4 Deploying larger Web portals
5.4.1 Separating the middle-tier from the database
5.4.2 Installing Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server and OID separately
5.4.3 Providing databases for SSO and OID
5.4.4 Adding middle-tier instances
5.5 Getting the most out of your configuration
5.5.1 Load balancing
5.5.2 Failover
5.5.3 Scalability
5.5.4 Caching Configuring Oracle9iAS Web Cache Configuring Oracle9iAS Portal Cache
5.6 Security
5.6.1 Authenticating users
5.6.2 Securing content
5.7 Tuning performance
5.7.1 Setting the number of server processes
5.7.2 Setting the number of idle processes
5.7.3 Setting the number of PPE fetchers

6 Advanced Oracle9iAS Portal Configuration

6.1 Configuring Virtual Hosts
6.2 Parallel Page Engine Configuration
6.2.1 Configuring Parallel Page Engine Parameters Setting PPE Configuration Parameters Parallel Page Engine Configuration Settings
6.3 Configuring Reverse Proxy Servers Over the Internet
6.3.1 Configuring the Oracle HTTP Server
6.3.2 Resolving Domain Names
6.4 Configuring Load Balancing Routers
6.4.1 Additional Configuration Related to Oracle9iAS Web Cache Invalidation
6.5 Setting up Two Sites Using the Same Infrastructure
6.6 Configuring Multiple Middle-Tiers to Use the Same Infrastructure
6.7 Tuning the Oracle HTTP Server
6.7.1 Configuring the MaxClient Setting
6.8 Configuring Oracle9iAS Portal to Work with Oracle9iAS Web Cache
6.8.1 Evaluating the Oracle9iAS Web Cache Logs
6.8.2 Oracle9iAS Web Cache Configuration Scripts
6.8.3 Troubleshooting the Oracle9iAS Web Cache Configuration
6.8.4 Accessing the Oracle9iAS Web Cache Administration Portlet
6.8.5 Tuning Oracle9iAS Web Cache
6.8.6 Disabling Oracle9iAS Web Cache
6.8.7 Shutting down Oracle9iAS Web Cache completely
6.8.8 Associating Multiple Middle-Tiers to a Single Infrastructure

7 Configuring the Search Features in Oracle9iAS Portal

7.1 New Search Features
7.2 Prerequisites
7.3 Searching in Oracle9iAS Portal
7.3.1 Basic Search
7.3.2 Advanced Search
7.3.3 Custom Search
7.3.4 STEM Searching
7.3.5 Oracle Text
7.3.6 Viewing Oracle Text Search Results
7.4 Oracle Text Performance
7.4.1 Query Considerations
7.4.2 Indexing Considerations
7.4.3 Update Considerations
7.5 Setting up Oracle Text Searching
7.5.1 Step 1: Set up the Global Page Settings
7.5.2 Step 2: Creating the Oracle Text Indexes
7.5.3 Step 3: Enable and Configure Oracle9iAS Portal Text Searching
7.5.4 Step 4: Maintain an Oracle9iAS Portal Text Index Synchronizing Oracle9iAS Portal Text Indexes Optimizing the Oracle Text Indexes Stopping the Index Maintenance
7.6 Dropping an Oracle Text Index
7.7 Multilingual Functionality (Multilexer)
7.8 Oracle Text-related Procedures Created in Oracle9iAS Portal
7.9 Oracle Ultra Search
7.9.1 Oracle Ultra Search Overview About Oracle Ultra Search About the Oracle Ultra Search Sample Query Applications About the Oracle Ultra Search Administration Tool
7.9.2 Configuring the Oracle9i Application Server Infrastructure
7.9.3 Configuring the Oracle9i database for Oracle Ultra Search
7.9.4 Configuring the Oracle Ultra Search Middle Tier Component
7.9.5 Configuring Remote Crawler Hosts
7.9.6 The Oracle Ultra Search Portlet Sample

8 Troubleshooting Oracle9iAS Portal

8.1 Oracle9iAS Web Cache related issues
8.2 Miscellaneous Issues

A Oracle9i Application Server Configuration Files

A.1 Overview
A.1.1 Oracle HTTP Server Configuration File (httpd.conf)
A.1.2 Oracle Database Connection File (tnsnames.ora)
A.1.3 Web Cache Config files.
A.1.4 Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server Configuration Table
A.1.5 Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server's Partner Application Table
A.1.6 Local HOSTS File
A.1.7 Using Oracle Enterprise Manager

B Oracle9iAS Portal Installation and Configuration Scripts

B.1 Associating Oracle9iAS Portal with an Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On Server
B.2 Oracle9iAS Web Cache configuration scripts
B.2.1 Using cachseed.sql
B.2.2 Using cachset.sql
B.2.3 Managing the Invalidation Message Processing Job Using cachjsub.sql
B.3 Using oidprovtool to Create a Subscription Profile
B.4 Disabling the IP Check of Cookie Validation
B.5 Using the secupoid.sql script
B.5.1 Running the secupoid.sql script
B.6 Using the secjsdom.sql script
B.7 Modifying the Scope of the Portal Session Cookie
B.8 Managing the Session Cleanup Job
B.9 Timing and Caching Statistics
B.9.1 Portlet Statistics
B.9.1.1 Portlet Timing information
B.9.1.2 Portlet Caching information
B.9.2 Page Statistics
B.9.3 Additional Summary Statistics


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