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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – Upgrade of Java

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If you are used to Java, you probably know that there are really important security fixes published every quarter in the Java Critical Patch Update (CPU) and it’s really important to keep it up to date. It’s always easy to upgrade your Java installation, you just have to deploy the new version entirely. In most cases, it’s also pretty easy to update the Components that are using Java (E.g.: Application Servers like Apache Tomcat), since…

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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – JAVA_HOME in WebLogic, a nightmare?

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Everybody knows Java but not everybody loves Java. With everything Oracle is currently doing regarding Java, I can’t say I’m blaming them… But that’s not the topic of this blog! hurrah. Well actually I’m not sure the topic of this blog is much better since I will talk about the management of the JAVA_HOME environment variable with WebLogic and more specifically a very simple WebLogic Server in standalone, nothing more. I always wanted to write…

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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – Update on the WLST monitoring

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A few years ago, I wrote this blog about a WLST script to monitor a WebLogic Server. At that time, we were managing a Documentum Platform with 115 servers and now, it’s more than 700 servers so I wanted to come back in this blog with an update on the WLST script. 1. Update of the WLST script needed Over the past two years, we installed a lot of new servers with a lot of…

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Pascal Brand

Deploy WebLogic docker images using Docker Toolbox and Virtual Box on Windows

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I was interested to run Docker on my Windows machine and found out the Docker Toolbox for Windows that configure itself with the already installed VirtualBox at installation time. Once installed, You can start the Docker QuickStart shell preconfigured for a Docker command-line environment. At startup time it will start a VM named default and will be ready to work with Docker. Starting “default”… (default) Check network to re-create if needed… (default) Waiting for an IP……

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – DA 7.3 showing java.lang.NullPointerException on every actions

By | Application integration & Middleware, Entreprise content management | 4 Comments

Last year, we started to upgrade some Documentum Administrator from 7.2 to 7.3 and directly after, we started to see some NullPointerException on the log files. We are using DA 7.3 on some recent WebLogic Servers versions (12.1.3, 12.2.1.2). We usually deploy DA as a WAR file (so not exploded) with just the dfc.properties, keystores and logs outside of it. This is the kind of errors we started to see as soon as it was…

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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – SSO/Atn/Atz – 403 Forbidden, another issue

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Earlier today, I posted another blog with almost the same title but the similarities stop here. The thing is that when you access your application, there aren’t much error codes possible so if there is an issue, it’s often the same generic message that is being displayed on the browser. To get some background on the issue that I will present below, we are usually setting up the WebLogic Server, enabling the SSO on the…

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Morgan Patou

WebLogic – SSO/Atn/Atz – 403 Forbidden, a first issue

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In a previous blog, I explained how it was possible to enable the SSO/Atn/Atz (SSO/Authentication/Authorization) debug logs in order to troubleshoot an issue. In this blog, I will show the logs generated by an issue that I had to deal with last month at one of our customers. This issue will probably not occur very often but it is a pretty funny one so I wanted to share it! So the issue I will talk…

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Pascal Brand

How to rename an existing Fusion Middleware WebLogic Domain

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Some times it happens that we need to rename an existing fusion Middleware WebLogic domain. I was asked to do such on a Fusion Middleware Reports & Forms environment. I took some time to check how this can be done and did some testing to confirm it works as expected. The difficulty is not the WebLogic Domain itself as a WebLogic domain can be created quickly but it is time consuming if the complete configuration…

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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 story – Unable to start a new Managed Server in SSL in WebLogic

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Some time ago, I was creating a new Managed Server named msD2-02 on an existing domain of a WebLogic Server 12.1.3.0 created loooong ago and I faced a small issue that I will try to explain in this blog. This Managed Server will be used to host a D2 4.5 Application (Documentum Client) and I created it using the Administration Console, customized it, enabled the SSL with internal SSL Certificates, the SAML2 Single Sign-On, aso……

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