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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – SSO/Atn/Atz – How to enable debug logs

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Let’s say that you have an application deployed on a WebLogic Server and that the SSO/Atn/Atz (SSO/Authentication/Authorization) isn’t working or throwing a 4xx error code like ‘401 – Unauthorized’ or ‘403 – Forbidden’. How would you be able to know what is happening and how to solve it? Well the answer is always the same: enable debug logs, it is just a matter or choosing the right scope and choosing a way to do it…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum – DFC traces setup & investigation

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When working with Documentum, you will most probably have to enable the DFC traces one day or another and then work with these traces to analyze them. The purpose of this blog is simply to show how the DFC traces can be enabled, which tools can be used to quickly process them and what are the limitations of such things. Enabling the DFC traces can be done very easily by updating the dfc.properties file of…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Documentum xPlore: Tuning of JVM for high throughput and low CPU usage

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Sometimes you have java processes or even jboss servers using a lot of CPU. In my example I had an xPlore dsearch server using like 98% of the cpu. When using jconsole and jvisualvm I figured out the garbage collector was using 50 to 60% of the cpu time. This was because the server was indexing and accessing the internal DB very often. Hence a lot of objects were created, the JVM was not correctly…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Documentum xPlore: Several ways to start an Index Agent

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In order to start index agents, you have several ways, depending on how you need to start them. 1. Use the documentum job dm_FTIndexAgentBoot. If you setup start_index_agents=T in the server.ini, the job will be called when the docbases are started. 2. Use the web interface: Login to http://server:9200/IndexAgent/ with docbase credentials and select “Start in normal mode” 3. Login to DA and go to Indexing Management -> Index Agents and Index Servers Right click…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Unable to stop an IDS configured in SSL?

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When working with the IDS, you might face some interesting behaviors as mentioned in the last blog I wrote for example. This one will focus on the SSL part of the IDS on the target side. On this blog, I will start with showing the content of our start/stop scripts and how it is working in non-SSL, then switching to SSL and try again. Therefore for this blog, I quickly installed a test IDS 7.3 using…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Unable to configure IDS 7.3 for a docbase

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In this blog, I will talk about an issue with the IDS 7.3 which is installed on a Content Server 7.3. The IDS is the Interactive Delivery Services. It is a product provided by OpenText that needs to be installed on a Content Server (for the “Source” part) and on a Target Server (for the “Target” part). The IDS can be used to publish content from a Documentum repository to a target machine for use…

 
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Morgan Patou

Documentum – ActiveX error 12019 in D2-Config during export

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Some months ago at a customer, we started the rollout of some security baselines on a new application (not yet productive). One of the changes was to enforce the use of TLSv1.2 on all our Documentum Clients like D2/D2-Config (4.5, 4.6, 4.7), DA (7.2, 7.3), aso… TLSv1.2 was already enabled before that but there was also a fallback to TLSv1.1 or 1.0. For Security reasons, at some point you will need to ensure that TLSv1.2…

 
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Stephane Biehler

Enable Trusted Content Services (TCS) license in Documentum Content Server

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The Trusted Content Services is a pack of features that you can enable/purchase to gain more security for your Content Server. The main key features are listed in this documentation: https://www.emc.com/collateral/software/data-sheet/h3138-security-ds.pdf In our case, we wanted to benefit from the Repository Encryption feature: Repository Encryption: Documentum TCS prevents intruders from accessing information even if they obtain unauthorized access to repository files at the file-system or storage level. This capability protects content against an operating system…

 
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Pascal Brand

Configuring Fusion Middleware 12C Reports Server with Single Sign On and External LDAP server

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Most of the time when the Reports Server is configured with an Single Sign On Server, it uses the same external LDAP server as the Single Sign On Server. In our case, we used an Oracle Access Manager as Single Sign On and an Oracle Internet Directory as LDAP server. Of course the Fusion Middleware needs to be configured with the external LDAP server. This means an Oracle Internet Directory authenticator provider declared in the…

 
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Pascal Brand

New installed Fusion Middleware 12C Reports or Forms WebLogic Servers fails to start after configuring SSL

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We installed a Fusion Middleware report and Forms 12.2.1.2.0 on a Linux Server. This was a single node Reports and Forms servers. After disabling the Non SSL Listen Port, we get below error in logs while starting the Managed Server with only SSL ports enabled. ####<Oct 27, 2017, 2:38:23,265 PM CEST> <Info> <Deployer> <host01.example.com> <WLS_FORMS> <[ACTIVE] ExecuteThread: ‘1’ for queue: ‘weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)’> <<WLS Kernel>> <> <728708fe-00a1-4078-bb31-f12fb2c6beae-00000030> <1509107903265> <[severity-value: 64] [rid: 0] [partition-id: 0] [partition-name: DOMAIN]…

 
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