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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

By : Arun Pareek, Ahmed Aboulnaga
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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook

By: Arun Pareek, Ahmed Aboulnaga

Overview of this book

Oracle SOA Suite 11g is the backbone of messaging and application integration in a service-oriented architecture. An application administrator is responsible for an end-to-end administration and management of the infrastructure. Understanding the underlying components, services, and configuration and their relations to each other is necessary to effectively administer the Oracle SOA Suite 11g environment. Due to its sheer size, administering Oracle SOA Suite 11g is a daunting task.This book provides detailed explanations of all the core administrative and management activities around Oracle SOA Suite. It includes compact information for end-to-end administration of Oracle SOA Suite 11g. It delves into advanced topics such as silent installs, cloning, backup and recovery and high availability installations.Using this book, you will be able to administer and secure your Oracle SOA Suite services and applications. You will follow examples that you can use in your everyday life as a SOA Suite administrator. The book begins with managing composite applications, their deployments and lifecycles and then moves on to monitoring instances, service engines, Weblogic Server and composite applications. With a detailed coverage of topics like the administration of individual service components as well as configuring MBeans using both Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control and WLST-based scripts, you will be equipped to work with any services and applications.Towards the end, you will be taken through identifying faults & exceptions, troubleshooting approaches, and securing various components.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Oracle SOA Suite 11g Administrator's Handbook
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Configuring OWSM policies for Oracle SOA components

Since the 11g release, OWSM has been integrated with SOA Suite. This means you now have a greater ease of managing web service policies for security and administration of your SOA components. OWSM defines security through externally defined policies that are applied to the web service components at invocation time rather than applying security during implementation. At the server side, a security policy attached to the consumer adds the required security token to the SOAP header and performs assertions specified in the policy. At the provider side, an equivalent policy pair validates all the security tokens and delegates the assertion to the Oracle Platform Security Services (OPSS) layer, discussed shortly, which then verifies its validity against the configured identity store. Most of the security related configuration and administration can be done through Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control.

A set of predefined security...