Oracle WebCenter Sites and Siteminder

We are far from the days when logging in was as easily implemented as a username, password, and cgi script in between your user’s anonymous and logged-in states. Today’s world is ruled by powerful web access management softwares that not only securely keep intruders from accessing your most secure pages but also allows for a user management system hooked up to your LDAP environment. Among them: HP’s IceWall SSO, IAM (Identity and Access Management), and CA Siteminder. Let’s focus on the latter.

 

Per their website, CA Siteminder promises to...


A Complete Guide to Understanding the Splunk Add-on Builder

In this post, we'll walk through the ins and outs of the Splunk Add-on Builder. Not only does the Splunk Add-on Builder help users avoid common pitfalls during app development, it also validates apps according to best practices and app certification standards.  

On the app homepage, you'll see every add-on created using the Splunk Add-on Builder, along with those already installed on the instance. An Add-on Builder project is an editable add-on along with its meta data. Beyond editing capabilities, you're also able to export projects for use with other instances of Add-on Builder....


Creating a Name/Value Attribute Editor in Oracle WebCenter Sites

There are times when the attribute editors built into WebCenter Sites don't have all the functionality you might need. For instance, you may want to create a custom pull-down list, where the items or names that show in the list are not the same as the value that gets saved to the database. In this article, we'll discuss how to create an attribute editor that can display a list of choices that are mapped to other values, displaying properly when your asset is reloaded. 
 
The first step will be to create a new attribute editor from the admin UI. In this example, let'...

Fragment API in Oracle WebCenter Sites 12c - A Better Way to Render

The Fragment API was introduced in WebCenter Sites 12c (WCS) to better handle how the HTML markup blocks are included on a web page.  Working alongside the new Controller infrastructure in 12c, the Fragment API provides a Java API and a tag library that works in conjunction to allow for separation between business logic around generating the HTML block versus rendering these blocks. 

The Fragment API is used in lieu of the ‘render’ JSP or XML tags to render the resultant pagelet of a template, element or site entry.  An example will be...


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