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This document offers information about new features, enhancements, and certifications in Oracle WebCenter Portal 11g Release 1 (188.8.131.52.0). It also lists known issues and workarounds. For access to Oracle WebCenter Portal documentation, see the Oracle WebCenter Portal Library.
On this page: (Last updated: 21-July-2017)
This list offers an overview of new features in Oracle WebCenter Portal Release 184.108.40.206.0:
childCreationproperty of the
Show Detail Framecomponent lets you control when the content of a
Show Detail Frameis rendered (see theAttributes of a Show Detail Frame Componenttable in Developing Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle JDeveloper)
|Enhancement Request No.||Description|
|ER13415426||Support for integration of Microsoft Exchange 2010 for Calendar/Personal Events services|
Support for WebCenter Content image renditions in Content Presenter templates
|ER17187060||Support for image rendition in Content Presenter templates|
|ER16951815||A failsafe was added to prevent users from unintentionally overwriting images embedded in other blogs/wikis with images of the same name|
|ER17587988||Support for adding groups to portal memberships using the REST API|
|ER14331207||Support for retaining advanced role permissions while creating a portal from a custom template (permissions assigned to a named role are carried over)|
Support for retaining advanced role assignments while creating a portal from a custom template (permissions assigned to a named user who is assigned the role are carried over)
|ER17843074||Support for HTML5 in DOCTYPE rendering in Microsoft Internet Explorer|
|ER14311182||Support for rendering of user display name in lieu of login ID in workflow user list|
|ER18433019||Support for integration of Microsoft Exchange 2013 for Calendar/Personal Events services|
|ER18372232||Support for integration of Microsoft Exchange 2013 for Mail and Notification services|
|ER18361091||Support for integration of Desktop Implementation with Microsoft Office 2013|
Bug: 18398641 Platform: All Installing Secure Enterprise Search 220.127.116.11 (SES) into the same Fusion Middleware home as WebCenter Portal 18.104.22.168 and above is not supported. The recommended and supported topology is to install SES into a separate Fusion Middleware home. That is, treat SES 22.214.171.124 as a remote service for WebCenter Portal.
Bug: 21122384 Platform: All People who update their WebCenter Customization Framework and WebCenter Framework and Services extensions to 126.96.36.199 from the CD media pack or who downloaded these extensions from the Update Center before June 11, 2015 may find the updates are mislabeled as 188.8.131.52.0.150422.0857. These updates should be labeled as 184.108.40.206.0.
Despite the mislabeling, these updates are for 220.127.116.11.0, and you can apply them with confidence.
Bug: 19566825 Platform: All
This note refers to more recent versions of the Internet Explorer browser 10+. These browsers support BCP47 style language tags, such as the Chinese locales zh-Hans-SG, zh-Hans-CN, zh-Hant-HK, zh-Hant-MO, and zh-Hant-TW.
If you set your browser language to zh-Hans-SG, zh-Hant-HK, or zh-Hant-MO, and the same language is not set in WebCenter Portal, you will likely see translation inconsistencies on a page. For example, some WebCenter Portal user interface elements may default to the locale selected for the server; some content may default to Traditional or Simplified Chinese.
Workaround: Set your IE 10+ browser locale to zh-Hans-CN or zh-Hant-TW, or select a language preference through the WebCenter Portal UI under user preferences. You can also select your preferred language from the WebCenter Portal login UI.
Bug: 17852403 Platform: All
When editing a WebCenter Portal document in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the tabs (Status, Members, Tasks, Documents, and Links) do not appear on the Document Management taskbar. This taskbar is invoked by clicking the Office icon > Server > Document Management. The tabs appear only after the document is checked in. This occurs when Oracle WebCenter Portal is configured to use the FrameworkFolders component.
Bug: 17818024 Platform: All
When you try to rename or cut and paste a file that is part of a workflow, an error message appears indicating that the file cannot be renamed or moved because it no longer exists. For example, the following error message appears when you rename a file:
"Messages for this page are listed below. Unable to rename the selected document. The document no longer exists. Please refresh to see the latest content. (View > Refresh Content)."
This error message is incorrect. It appears when Oracle WebCenter Portal is configured to use the FrameworkFolders component. The error message should specify that the file cannot be renamed or moved because it is part of a workflow that the user has not been added to as a reviewer.
Bug: 18087565 Platform: All
In the Home portal, accessing a file under Item Level Security using a direct URL does not work if you do not have access to all the folders in the directory chain. This happens when Oracle WebCenter Portal is configured to use the FrameworkFolders component.
Bug: 18460090 Platform: All
Oracle BPM Process Spaces requires that Folders_g is enabled on Content Server. In a new installation of Oracle WebCenter Portal, if you want to enable Process Spaces for WebCenter Portal, you must ensure that Folders_g is enabled and FrameworkFolders is disabled.
Bug:27490679Platform: AllSome custom application components, such as links and wikis, allow developers and users to enter external URLs. This opens up the possibility of entering a malicious URL in the portal pages that are exposed to public users.To provide security against this vulnerability, you must enter allowable external URLs in the
valid-link-url.xml file.To add a list of valid external URLs:
valid-link-url.xmlfile from the MDS repository using the
exportMetadata(application='customAppName', server='WC_CustomPortal', toLocation='MDS_FileStore_Location', docs='/oracle/webcenter/portalapp/metadata/valid-link-url.xml')
Note: If the following error appears, it indicates that the
valid-link-url.xml file is not available in the metadata store.
MDS-01059: document with the name /oracle/webcenter/portalapp/metadata/valid-link-url.xml missing in the source metadata store 1 out of 1 documents failed to be transferred.
valid-link-url.xml file is missing, you need to create the file under the
MDS_FileStore_Location directory with the following structure:
valid-link-url.xmlfile by adding
Itemelements as shown in the following example:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> <valid-link-url xmlns="http://xmlns.oracle.com/webcenter/validurl"> <Item link="http://www.oracle.com"/> <Item link="http://www.google.com"/> <Item link="http://www.example.com"/> </valid-link-url>
valid-link-url.xmlfile to the MDS repository using the
importMetadata(application='customAppName', server='WC_CustomPortal', fromLocation='MDS_FileStore_Location', docs='/oracle/webcenter/portalapp/metadata/valid-link-url.xml')
Bugs: 17063926, 17565171 Platform: All
After you install and configure Oracle Fusion Middleware, there might be cases where additional patches are required to address specific known issues.
Complete the following steps to obtain a patch:
This is a known issue when integrating PeopleSoft and Oracle WebCenter Portal leveraging WSS1.0 Username Token and Password. This is the recommended approach for customers who require secure consumption of PeopleSoft portlets in WebCenter Portal. Customers should contact Oracle Customer Support to obtain a patch to address this issue.
In Oracle WebCenter Portal, when you open a portal that was upgraded from a previous installation, the top banner of the portal does not render correctly. This happens when the portal has a page template set to a specific value and the skin is left as
Workaround: To work around this issue, you must choose a skin to match the page template. Configure the upgraded portal to use the
Spaces FX or
Fusion FX skin, depending on the page template.
Oracle supports the embedded discussions server from Jive Software. Use the task flows that come with WebCenter Portal to call this discussions server. Any custom development using APIs in the Jive WebService layer are subject to review by Oracle and cannot be supported.
There are other features that Jive Software delivers as part of the discussions server that Oracle does not recommend and cannot support.
Documentation for Jive Forums is included for reference only. Jive software installations and upgrades outside of the WebCenter Portal product installation are not supported.
Bug: 14488651 Platform: iOS (mobile)
The Apple iOS platform does not use scrollbars. When you view a page on an iPad, content may appear truncated because scrollbars are not shown. Also, iFrame components ignore dimensions on an iPad.
Workaround: To view the entire content area, use the two-finger scroll gesture on your iPad.
Platform: iOS (mobile)
The Apple iOS platform renders RSS links by loading them through the site
reader.mac.com. If the WebCenter Portal instance is not accessible outside of your firewall, RSS links cannot be viewed.
Bugs: 14488559 and 14487904 Platform: iOS (mobile)
The Apple iOS platform does not support a native file system browser; therefore, you cannot upload content from an iPad. All upload actions, such as publish, upload, and share, are disabled or hidden when you access WebCenter Portal from an iPad.
Platform: iOS (mobile)
When you access a page through an iPad, you cannot copy the text that is shown on the page. This is a limitation from the Apple iOS platform.
Mobile page variants are not displayed o the new Nexus 4 devices.
Workaround: To resolve this issue, create a new device with the following user agent string:
Mozilla/5.0 \(Linux; Android.+4.2.+Nexus 4.+Chrome.*Mobile Safari.*
For information about creating new devices and specifying the user agent string, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter.
For certain features of the Oracle WebCenter Portal REST server to work correctly, when using a REST client like the Oracle WebCenter Portal iPhone application, the Oracle WebLogic Server Plugin flag
WLForwardUriUnparsed must be set to
The examples below illustrate the possible configurations for both of these cases.
For more information about how to configure WebLogic Server Plugins, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Using Web Server 1.1 Plug-Ins with Oracle WebLogic Server.
Example 1 (Recommended): Using
<location /rest> to apply the flag for only /rest URLs
<Location /rest> # the flag below MUST BE set to "On" WLForwardUriUnparsedOn # other settings, example: WebLogicCluster or WebLogicHost & WebLogicPort # set the handler to be weblogic SetHandler weblogic-handler
Example 2: Applying the flag to all URIs served by Oracle WebLogic Server
<IfModule mod_weblogic.c> # the flag below MUST BE set to "On" WLForwardUriUnparsedOn # other settings, example: WebLogicCluster or WebLogicHost & WebLogicPort WebLogicCluster johndoe02:8005,johndoe:8006 Debug ON WLLogFilec:/tmp/global_proxy.log WLTempDir"c:/myTemp" DebugConfigInfoOn KeepAliveEnabled ON KeepAliveSecs 15 </IfModule>
In a portal created using WebCenter Portal REST APIs, there are some page creation issues.
Workaround: To enable page creation, deselect and reapply page permissions:
Bug: 20509590 Platform: All
Task flow input parameters are defined in the task flow definition. This leaves task flow parameter names out of translation bundles. Consequently, when a language other than English is applied to a WebCenter Portal instance, the names of task flow parameters remain in English.
Bug:19143743 Platform: All
Workflow-enabled content in a portal is not accessible through the Oracle Workflow Queue portlet. This is a known limitation.
Workaround: To work with workflow-enabled content, use the Document task flows and Content Presenter.
Bug: 12956478 Platform: All
When using a SQL data control, you may encounter an error if the query contains a column with the
NCHAR data type.
Workaround: You can workaround this issue by using the
to_char (NCHAR_COLUMN NAME) function.
Bug: 13331428 Platform: All
When clicking OK after customizing or personalizing a JSF portlet (that is, a portlet created using the Oracle JSF Portlet Bridge), the portlet produces a time-out message and ceases to respond. This is caused by performing two actions in single operation (editing and then changing the portlet mode).
Workaround: You can work around this issue by performing the edit action first, then clicking Apply (instead of OK), and then clicking Return to change the portlet mode back to View mode. Portlet developers can avoid the issue entirely by editing the code for the generated Edit Defaults mode in the
edit_defaults.jspx file and the Edit mode in the
edit.jspx file: Remove the code for the OK button so users must use Apply.
Bug: 14407330 (Enhancement Request: 14552633) Platform: All
The Mail task flow does not render embedded images. Emails that contain inline images show them as attachments rather than render them within the message body.
Bug: 14697381 Platform: All
When using the Mozilla Firefox browser, the first time you access WebCenter Portal over an SSL or HTTPS connection and attempt to open a document using Desktop Integration, you will receive a warning that the certificate is not trusted, even if the environment has a valid certificate. You can open the document, but you cannot check it out or in from a Microsoft Office application. Subsequent use of Desktop Integration through the Firefox browser will work as expected. You will be able to check documents in and out from a Microsoft Office application.
Bug: 15869339 Platform: All
Application versioning is not supported by default for ADF applications. With initial deployment, an existing or new application deploys successfully from JDeveloper to a WebLogic Server, regardless of the application's versioning. However, deployment fails when you redeploy an unversioned application where the versioned instance is running. You will see an error message like this:
Weblogic Server Exception: weblogic.management.ManagementException: [Deployer:149082]You cannot deploy application 'Application1_application1' without version. The application was previously deployed with version 'V2.0'
Workaround: To resolve this issue, first undeploy the versioned application and then deploy the unversioned application.
Bug: 16977809 Platform: All
When accessing a portal page on a device, such as a tablet or iPhone, an issue arises when all of the following conditions are true:
Display No Page
In this case, the expected behavior is to see
Page Not Available on the device. However, when all of the listed conditions are true, the content of the page appears (without the page title) on the device in lieu of the
Page Not Available message.
For more information, see the "Setting Page Behavior for a Portal When No Page Variant Exists" and "Setting Page Behavior for a Specific Page When No Page Variant Exists" sections in Oracle Fusion Middleware Building Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal.
Bug: 26351224 Platform: All
In the Developing Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle JDeveloper guide, the topics Building a Custom Self-Registration Page and Creating a Reset Password Page instruct you to unzip the security-samples.zip found in the webcenter/customportal directory.
This is not correct. The security-samples.zip is not available in WebCenter Portal 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168.0).
Bug: 22553343 Platform: All
The What’s New chapter in the WebCenter Portal documentation states that in WebCenter Portal 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124.0), the Skyros V2 skin is preinstalled and you can see it listed on the Shared Assets page if you are assigned the Administrator or Application Specialist role.
This is not correct. The Skyros V2 skin (skin_Skyros_v2_Skin.ear) is not available out-of-the-box in WebCenter Portal 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199.0), and is not listed on the Shared Assets page.
The FMW Plugin for Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control supports provisioning new multi-node WebCenter Portal instances or cloning existing instances with data. It supports both WebCenter Portal 188.8.131.52.0 and 184.108.40.206.0 releases. Use the plugin to:
For more information, see Provisioning the Oracle WebCenter Domain and Oracle Homes.
Bug: 20863293 Platform: All
To migrate the Folders_g data to FrameworkFolders, when you run the
migrateFoldersGDataToFrameworkFolders WLST command, the
contentDbUserName parameters are mandatory for the WebCenter Portal application but optional for Portal Framework applications. This corrects the sections Running migrateFoldersGDataToFrameworkFolders to Validate the Migrated Data(Administering Oracle WebCenter Portal) and migrateFoldersGDataToFrameworkFolders(WebLogic Scripting Tool Command Reference).
The documentation chapters covering Search say that Saved Search and some older task flows--such as Search - Preferences, Search - Toolbar, and Search - Non-Faceted Search--work only with SES 11.1.2 and do not work with SES 220.127.116.11. This is not correct. Saved Search and the older task flows work with SES 18.104.22.168 when the Use new search task flow with facet support option is deselected in the Search Settings administration page.
Oracle recommends creating new portals using Portal Builder rather than Portal Framework. While custom Portal Framework applications may provide a greater degree of flexibility when developing your portal solution, such flexibility typically forfeits product supportability and the ability to upgrade to new WebCenter Portal releases. Using Portal Builder avoids these constraints without sacrificing complexity or scalability.
Framework application will remain fully supported in the 11g releases.