Add an Oracle WebCenter App

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk through the process of setting up an Oracle WebLogic Server application through the Access Gateway Admin Console.

 

Before You Begin

  • Access Gateway is installed and configured for use.
    See Manage Access Gateway deployment.
  • Access Gateway has been configured to use your Okta tenant as IDP.
    See Configure your Okta tenant as Identity Provider for more information about configuring your Okta tenant as an IDP.
  • You have administrator rights on your Okta tenant and can assign applications to users, and create groups.
  • An external Oracle WebLogic Server based application which requires protection.
  • Appropriate DNS entries for both the legacy application and the exposed new URL exist.

  • Appropriate DNS entries for both the protected application and the external URL for example:

    ValueDescription
    https://webcenter.externalexample.comExternal or customer facing application URL.
    https://webcenter-app.internalexample.com

    Internal or protected application URL.

  • Oracle WebCenter Architecture

    Tip

    Tip

    This application is part of a class of applications which exchange user information using header variables. For more information about the Access Gateway generic header application please see Add a generic header application.

    Access Gatewayalso provides a sample header application. Please see Add a sample header application for more information.

    Create the Application in Access Gateway

    1. Sign into the Access Gateway Admin UI console.
    2. Click the Applications tab.

      Select applications tab

    3. Click +Add to add a new application.

      Click Add.

    4. Click the Applications tab.

      Select applications tab

    5. Select the Oracle WebCenter option from the left column menu, and click Create.

      Select header based and click create.

      The New Protected Application wizard will start and display the Essentials pane for the application being added.

    6. In the Essentials pane specify the following:

      Field Value
      Label A name for the application.
      Public Domain A fully qualified host name such as <yourexteralname>.<your domain>.
      In the example provided this would be webcenter.externalexample.com.
      Protected Web Resource

      The URL of the internal, protected, application.
      In the example provided this would be webcenter.internalexample.com:<port>/<path>
      Where:

      • port - the port WebLogic Server is listening on for http requests.
      • path - represents the path to the application.
      Group Enter the group containing the users who should have access to the application.
      Description [optional] An appropriate description for your application.
    7. Click Next.
      The Attributes pane appears.
    8. The Attributes pane provides a list of attributes that will be passed into the application.
      By default the login field of the Okta profile accessing the application is mapped to the OAM_REMOTE_USER.
      Use the pencil to change the name of the login field attribute as required.
      Use the pencil icon to edit the name and other values associated with this attribute as required.
      Add or modify any required attributes, and click Next.
      For more information on the attribute options, see Application attributes.
      The Policies pane appears.
    9. Leave all policies unchanged and click Done.
      For more information on Application policies see About application policy and Manage application policy .

    Test the Application

    The following steps assign the application to a test account and then execute the application to verify basic functionality.

    Assign the application

    1. Login to your Okta tenant as administrator.

    2. Select Application > Applications.

    3. Click the name of the newly added header application.

    4. Select the Assignments tab.

    5. Select Assign > Assign To People.

    6. Select an appropriate user and click Assign.

      Info

      Note

      Testing is typically initially done using the same user who is associated with administering Access Gateway

    7. Click Done.

    Execute the Application

    1. Return to the Access Gateway admin console.

    2. On the row representing the newly added header app, select one of Goto application > IDP Initiated. or Goto application > SP Initiated.

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    3. Verify the results page displays all expected values.
    4. Close the results page.

    See Also