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Archive for July, 2015

Installation of Oracle API Catalog (OAC) 12c

Oracle API Catalog (OAC) acts as a catalog for the APIs and provides search capability for users/developers so that they can understand APIs and use APIs in application development as per the requirement. And also provides a way to populate OAC.

We can download  Oracle API Catalog installer from here. Also download and install the other required patches as given in download page.

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Unzip installer. Do java -jar oer_generic.jar and use following screenshots to finish installation.

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We can enter new Oracle Home or choose the existing home as shown below.

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Once the installation is done, you can find the oer directory in selected Oracle Home showing following directories.

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Now proceed with the installation of other required patches 18718889 (WLS update for harvester), 18791727 (RCU) and 19721053 (JDev extension for OAC/OER). Unzip the patches and install using opatch utility as shown below.

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After the installation of these patches:

  • We should be able to see OER connection in File –> New –> General –> Connections.

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  • We should be able to see OAC related schemas in RCU installer as shown below. We can invoke  RCU installer from %MW_HOME%/ oracle_common /bin. Make sure that you install certified database before installing these schemas also choose the corresponding schemas depending on OER or OAC installation that you opted for.

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Finish OAC schema installation with help of following screenshots.

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Note: Here I have used the existing middleware home for installation and used XE database for RCU installation.

For more information, you can refer to installation guide here.

OAC Domain Creation:

Invoke the configuration wizard from %MW_HOME%/wlserver/common/bin and create new OAC domain using the following screenshots.

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Once OAC domain creation is successful, start both Admin and OAC managed servers to access Oracle API Catalog.

We can access OAC using url http://localhost:8111/oac and default credentials for admin are admin/weblogic1. You will be asked to modify admin password after the first login and will bring up the following screen.

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