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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By : Dmitri Khanine
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The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook

By: Dmitri Khanine

Overview of this book

Oracle UCM is a world-leading Enterprise Content Management platform. From Document Management, Web, Records, and more—Oracle has got all your business needs covered. Oracle UCM enables your organization to efficiently manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents. Written by Oracle ACE Dmitri Khanine, this book is a complete practical guide to building an ECM system and successfully configuring, administering, and operating it. It also shows you how to efficiently manage your organization's content and customize the UCM to fit your needs. This book wastes no time in getting you up and running and dives straight into the installation of the content server in Chapter 1. In the second chapter, you will master all the major controls and the admin interface. Metadata—a very important ingredient of any ECM—is thoroughly covered in Chapter 3. The book then moves on to the important tasks of securing your ECM system, configuring and managing workflows, and understanding and implementing virtual folders. The book also gives you an under-the-hood view of Stellent in Chapter 7. In the later chapters, you will learn how to migrate content like a pro and easily customize Oracle ECM. A bonus addition to the book is the final chapter, which is an easy-to-follow primer on web content management.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
The Oracle Universal Content Management Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Free Chapter
Getting Up and Running
Exploring Oracle UCM Product Offering

Security model made easy

First of all, let me mention that by saying Security Model I mean primarily its authorization component . It's the one that defines what users can do and what content they can access. There's also the authentication piece that determines who the user really is, and there's auditing, that keeps track of what people do. We've seen the use of the Content Server log files and the use of providers to connect the Content Server to LDAP for authentication in Chapter 2, Major Controls, so let's focus on authorization.

We will start by placing "red flags" around common confusion points.

Why does it seems confusing

Most of us are used to Windows and UNIX security systems, user groups, file and folder permissions, and so on. We're comfortable with these and are expecting Oracle UCM to work the same way. But it doesn't! What you need is a paradigm shift.

A paradigm shift

We've seen that Content Server is like a database, not like a directory structure. There is no hierarchy, so you...