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Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE User's Guide
Release 2 (9.0.2)

Part Number A95880-01
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This preface introduces you to the Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE User's Guide, discussing the intended audience, structure, and conventions of this document. It also provides a list of related Oracle documents.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for anyone who is interested in using Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE (OC4J), assuming you have basic knowledge of the following:


The Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE User's Guide contains the following chapters and appendices:

Chapter 1, "J2EE Overview"

This chapter describes OC4J primary features, an overview of J2EE APIs and OC4J support, and tunneling and performance services provided by OC4J.

Chapter 2, "Configuration and Deployment"

This chapter discusses how to install OC4J, how to configure Pet Store, the popular J2EE demo application from Sun Microsystems, and how to deploy a Web application.

Chapter 3, "Advanced Configuration, Development, and Deployment"

This chapter covers advanced OC4J information. It includes an overview of OC4J XML configuration files, how they relate to each other, what happens when you deploy an application, some tips on manual XML configuration file editing for applications, when OC4J automatic deployment for applications occurs, and building and deploying within a directory.

Chapter 4, "Data Sources Primer"

This chapter documents how to use data sources and the JDBC driver.

Chapter 5, "Servlet Primer"

This chapter instructs how to create and use a servlet in OC4J.

Chapter 6, "JSP Primer"

This chapter instructs how to create and use a JSP page in OC4J.

Chapter 7, "EJB Primer"

This chapter instructs how to create and use an EJB in OC4J.

Chapter 8, "Security"

This chapter presents an overview of security features. It describes how to configure authorization and authentication for security.

Chapter 9, "Oracle9iAS Clustering"

This chapter describes how to cluster application server instances, Oracle HTTP Servers, and OC4J instances.

Chapter A, "DCM Command-Line Utility (dcmctl)"

This appendix describes the DCM command-line utility, which is used to bypass the Oracle Enterprise Manager for application deployment, starting or stopping application server instances, and other functions.

Chapter B, "Additional Information"

This appendix describes the elements of the server.xml file, OC4J command-line tool options, and provides configuration and deployment examples.

Related Documents

For more information on OC4J, see the following documentation available from other OC4J manuals:

The following documentation may also be helpful in understanding OC4J:


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