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  • Oracle Endeca CommerceWorkbench Administrator's Guide

    Version 3.1.0 July 2012

  • Contents

    Preface.............................................................................................................................7About this guide............................................................................................................................................7Who should use this guide............................................................................................................................7Conventions used in this guide.....................................................................................................................8Contacting Oracle Support...........................................................................................................................8

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Oracle Endeca Workbench............................9Logging in to Workbench as an administrator...............................................................................................9

    Application-specific login pages............................................................................................................9Hiding the list of applications on the login page..................................................................................10

    About configuring Workbench resource caching in a Web browser............................................................10

    Chapter 2:Configuring Communication with Other Endeca Components.11About Workbench interaction with the Endeca Configuration Repository...................................................11

    Specifying Workbench authentication credentials for the Endeca Configuration Repository..............11Configuring the shared key for Workbench extensions hosted in the Endeca Configuration Repository.13

    About Workbench interaction with the MDEX Engine.................................................................................14About specifying the MDEX Engine that Workbench queries..............................................................14About specifying which Dgraphs to update with configuration changes..............................................14

    About accessing files on remote servers....................................................................................................15

    Chapter 3: Integrating LDAP with Oracle Endeca Workbench..............17About LDAP integration with Workbench....................................................................................................17

    User authentication in Workbench with LDAP enabled.......................................................................17User profiles for LDAP users and groups............................................................................................18Roles and permissions for LDAP users and groups............................................................................18About granting administrator privileges in Workbench to LDAP users and groups..............................19

    Enabling LDAP authentication in Workbench.............................................................................................19About disabling LDAP authentication in Workbench...................................................................................20About the LDAP login configuration file......................................................................................................20

    Templates used in the LDAP login profile............................................................................................21About configuration parameters for the LDAP login profile..................................................................21Configuration parameters for the LDAP login profile...........................................................................22Configuration parameters for identity information stored in LDAP.......................................................24LDAP path parameters........................................................................................................................25About specifying multiple values for parameters in the LDAP login profile..........................................25Specifying the location of the LDAP login configuration file.................................................................26Specifying the location of the LDAP login configuration file using Windows Services.........................26

    Troubleshooting user authentication in Workbench with LDAP enabled.....................................................27

    Chapter 4: Configuring SSL for Oracle Endeca Workbench.................29About configuring SSL in Workbench.........................................................................................................29

    Enabling the SSL version of Oracle Endeca Workbench.....................................................................29Modifying the server.xml for the Endeca Tools Service.......................................................................30

    Chapter 5:Managing System Operations with Oracle Endeca Workbench.33About the EAC Administration Console of Oracle Endeca Workbench......................................................33About provisioning an application using Oracle Endeca Workbench..........................................................33

    Provisioning an application using Workbench.....................................................................................34Disabling provisioning in the EAC Admin Console..............................................................................34About modifying the application configuration file................................................................................35

    About performing system operations..........................................................................................................35About running a baseline update from Oracle Endeca Workbench.....................................................36About starting and stopping the MDEX Engine...................................................................................36About starting and stopping the Log Server........................................................................................36

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  • Rolling Log Server logs.......................................................................................................................37About monitoring system status..................................................................................................................37

    Viewing component logs......................................................................................................................37Refreshing the status information........................................................................................................37

    Chapter 6: Configuring Workbench System Logs.................................39About Workbench system logs...................................................................................................................39Configuring the Oracle Endeca Workbench logs........................................................................................39

    Chapter 7: Backing Up and Restoring an Endeca Project....................41About backing up and restoring an Endeca project....................................................................................41Backing up a site from the Endeca Configuration Repository....................................................................41Restoring a backup of a site to the Endeca Configuration Repository.......................................................42Backing up the Web Studio store................................................................................................................42Restoring a backup of the Web Studio store...............................................................................................43Backing up the Oracle Endeca Workbench configuration files...................................................................43Restoring a backup of the Workbench configuration files...........................................................................44

    Chapter 8: Customizing Oracle Endeca Workbench..............................45The navigation menu and launch page.......................................................................................................45

    Navigation menu nodes.......................................................................................................................45Node titles for multiple locales.............................................................................................................46Predefined menu nodes in Oracle Endeca Workbench.......................................................................46About navigation menu leaf items........................................................................................................47Predefined menuitem elements...........................................................................................................48Updating the Oracle Endeca Workbench menu and launch page.......................................................49

    Workbench extensions................................................................................................................................49About configuring extensions in Oracle Endeca Workbench...............................................................50Extension element attributes...............................................................................................................50Enabling extensions in Oracle Endeca Workbench.............................................................................51URL tokens and Workbench extensions......

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