Upload files to database using ADF

While exploring options to develop an upload-to-database feature, I came across repeated suggestions that using Oracle MultiMedia (previously InterMedia) datatypes (OrdDoc, OrdImage, etc.) was the way to go. A few forums started me off in the right direction. This one for e.g. However, it wasn’t as straightforward to get it working especially given that there […]

person Bijeshaccess_time July 12, 2011launch Read More 2

weblogic ServletAuthentication

The weblogic server provides a nifty API – ¬†weblogic.servlet.security.ServletAuthentication. This class allows you to invoke authentication services from any controller – Servlets, JSF Managed Beans. This is pretty cool as you can do away with the j_security_check authentication and build your custom logic. Or perform programmatic authentication. I am currently using this for a WebCenter […]

person Bijeshaccess_time July 9, 2011launch Read More 2

WebCenter Portal Security

In the default WebCenter Portal generated by JDeveloper, anonymous-role is granted “view” privilege on the home page. This may not always be desirable. The portal may not have any public content to put on the home page. In my current project, the entire portal has to be secured and available only to authenticated users. You […]

person Bijeshaccess_time July 1, 2011launch Read More

WebCenter & SSO

I have been trying to find ways to enable single sign-on between WebCenter Spaces and custom portals. Without using OAM or OID. I tried using SAML to simulate SSO. This hit a road-block because I couldn’t find a way to make ADFAuthentication work with SAML. The only configuration that allowed auto-login to work left the […]

person Bijeshaccess_time May 18, 2011launch Read More 2

(BUG) WCS PS3: Copying the WebCenter FX skin

When you copy the WebCenter FX skin, the copied skin doesn’t work as expected. Without any changes to the copy, I would expect the skin to render the same as WebCenter FX but it doesn’t. My guess is that the copied skin doesn’t inherit properly from the internal base skin used by WebCenter FX. The […]

person Bijeshaccess_time April 20, 2011launch Read More

WCS PS3: CSS Menus

John blogs here on a cool way to add CSS menus to a WCS site template. Interesting how he has dropped a DIV directly into the template. Without being constrained by the ADF provided layouts, a UI designer should be able to develop some very cool templates for sites.

person Bijeshaccess_time April 6, 2011launch Read More

WCS PS3: Custom Skin Images

With Webcenter PS3, Oracle offers something they term “Round-trip Development” using JDeveloper. Simply put, this enables you to a) download resources from WebCenter Spaces to JDeveloper b) edit or extend the resources in JDeveloper c) Directly upload the resources to the server.

person Bijeshaccess_time April 5, 2011launch Read More

ubuntu on a Dell

So, I’m considering building a NAS+DLNA Server. It just seems to make better sense than buying a pre-built NAS box. Anyway, I don’t know when I will actually begin work on it. In the meantime though, I wanted to install ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron and test DLNA and also play right out to HDMI […]

person Bijeshaccess_time January 30, 2011launch Read More

Click those Ruby slippers..

I am reading up on Ruby and getting intimate with its conciseness. My initial thoughts are on the lines of – “Alright, it’s easy for the developer – lesser lines of code, no declaration necessary, no type checking necessary, etc, etc – but imagine the pains of the maintainer.”

person Bijeshaccess_time January 27, 2011launch Read More

DAOs and Code of Yore

After quite a long time, I get to write some plain old j2ee code. No ORM, no controller framework, no component framework. Just good friend JSP with DTOs and DAOs. Persistence is through JDBC. I don’t even need an IDE. Ha, the simple life.

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