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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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OWSM is the policy framework used by Oracle SOA Suite 11g to implement service level security. This chapter covered a huge amount of information surrounding the ability to secure your Oracle SOA Suite 11g services. Not only that, but numerous topics including logging, exporting, importing, and versioning by using a combination of WLST and console approaches were introduced. Web services security is a vast topic in itself, and this chapter focused on certain core concepts followed by explanations on how to administer, monitor, and promote these policies.

To understand how the OWSM framework works as well as cover various areas of administration surrounding it, this chapter covered the following points:

  • An overview of the OWSM policy framework

  • Policy interceptors, assertions, and templates

  • Concepts surrounding the credentials and keystores, and how to configure them

  • Managing OWSM policies at runtime, such as attaching/removing policies from services as well as enabling/disabling policies...