Domain value maps are a way of storing lookup values in SOA server such that these lookup values can be easily edited at run time using SOA console, shared across composites and stored in MDS. Creation of MDS is done using Oracle JDeveloper and once it is deployed onto the SOA server, its values can be easily modified and managed using SOA console.
Java embedding activity is a means of embedding Java and J2EE code directly inside Oracle BPEL process. Even though java embedding can provide enhanced functionality (since you can plug in any java code here!!), this should be avoided as much as possible – since the code would be harder to manage and will not be “SOA” like. Since this is an Oracle extension, it is not part of BPEL standard spec – hence won’t be portable!!
Vacation Approval Request is an example usecase showcasing the capabilities of Oracle Human Workflow Task component and provides an overview of different features available with human workflow component, assign users dynamically/statically for a use case and how to customize the task UI of the work list application.
In this example, an employee raises a vacation request and the request will be approved or rejected by his manager. Manager UI for approving or rejecting the task is customized to add company branding and the look and feel changed as per the requirements. The approval or rejection comments are propagated back to the caller.
SOA Suite 11g benefits from OPSS (Oracle Platform Security Services) to externalize application security. OPSS provides a unified security layer to Oracle Fusion Middleware products like Weblogic Server, SOA Suite, Webcenter, ADF etc., The major advantage is the single centralized security framework that can be used for both Oracle and non-Oracle environments thus reducing maintenance and integration costs.
In this example, we are going to explore how to secure BPEL process using an authentication and encryption policy: “oracle/wss10_username_token_with_message_protection_service_policy”.
Steps to implement this example:
- Create key stores for client and server.
- Import server key store into Weblogic server.
This lesson explains how to create and use BAM alerts in SOA Suite 11g. It defines an alert on “Employees By Department” report created using Lesson07 on the blog. Alert is activated when no. of employees in a specific department exceed 5. Alert action is to invoke Hello World BPEL process.
Pre-requisites for this lesson are:
- Helloworld BPEL process (http://www.orafmwschool.com/hello-world-bpel-process/)
- Lesson07 – BAM Tutorial (http://www.orafmwschool.com/bam-tutorial/)