Deploy Custom ADF Application to WebCenter Spaces

Requirement- How to deploy custom ADF task flow to Webcenter spaces

Solutions-You can extend or alter the look and feel and functionality of Oracle WebCenter Spaces task flows using the Oracle JDeveloper Customization Developer role. If you want to build custom task flow application to spaces.If you want 100% customization then you can use custom task flow.see this Portal vs Spaces. When you want to deploy 100% task flow, its bit trickt.Please follow the steps


ADF application with custom task flow-

-> Create a new deployment profile (“ADF Library JAR file”) for the View Controller project
-> Delete the existing WAR deployment profile from View Controller -> Project Properties
-> Deploy the View Controller to ADF Library JAR (Right Click on ViewController -> Deploy)
-> Note the location of the JAR file

Create a wrapper project which will be deployed as WAR file and will include the taskflow JAR file

-> Create a new Generic Project
-> Create a WAR deployment Profile
-> Add task flow JAR file to WAR deployment.
-> Right click on the new project -> Project Properties
-> Select library and classpath
. Click ‘Add JAR/directory’
. Add the JAR created in step (4)
-> Edit web.xml for the wrapper project and remove all entries
. Note: FAILURE to do this will result in errors
-> Deploy the Wrapper project to Webcenter spaces (Right Click wrapper project -> Deploy)
. Create connection to Server
. Select WC_Spaces Managed Server
. Ensure to select radio button “Deploy as shared library”
. After Deployment, Ensure Library is displayed by logging into the WLS Console (Admin server)
Extend Spaces and reference the library that contains the custom task flow
1. Download and install Oracle JDeveloper WebCenter Framework and Services Design Time Extensions:
. In JDeveloper, select Help > Check for Updates.
. Click Next, and then Next again to display all available updates.
. Use the search field to filter the list, for example, enter ‘webcenter framework’.
. Select WebCenter Framework and Services Design Time.
. Click Finish.
2. Download the WebCenter Spaces development ZIP file ( from Oracle Technology Network:
3. Copy WebCenter’s WLST (WebLogic Scripting Tool) commands to the Oracle home directory where JDeveloper is installed:
. Navigate to \copy_to_common
. Make a copy of the common directory.
. The common directory is located under \copy_to_common.
. Navigate to: \oracle_common
. Copy the content of the common directory here.
. Copy new version of oracle.webcenter.portal.jar to the Oracle JDeveloper extensions directory:
a. Navigate to \copy_to_jdev_ext
b. Make a copy of oracle.webcenter.portal.jar.
c. The oracle.webcenter.portal.jar file is located under
d. Navigate to: \jdeveloper\jdev\extensions\
e. Copy the oracle.webcenter.portal.jar file here.
4. Restart JDeveloper if it is open.
5. Edit weblogic.xml and add your library
6. Modify the files

Before you can build the shared library list and deploy extend.spaces.webapp.war to the WebCenter Spaces managed server, you must provide some information about your environment and your WebCenter Spaces installation in the configuration file

. To set build and deployment properties for the extend.spaces.webapp shared library
. Open DesignWebCenterSpaces.jws.
. Expand the WebCenterSpacesExtensionLibrary project.
. Open
. Enter information about your JDeveloper environment and WebCenter Spaces installation, as shown in
. The file describes each property and offers examples. The defaults provided are only samples and must be replaced with your own, installation-specific values.
7. Save your updates to
8. Select WebCenterSpacesExtensionLibrary project and deploy to WC_Spaces using ANT
. Clean stage
. Deploy-shared-lib
. After Deployment, Ensure Library is displayed in WLS Console

Register the taskflow in Resource Catalog
1. Login to Webcenter spaces
2. Click on ‘Administration’
3. Create a new catalog and copy it from the default catalog
4. Select the newly created catalog and click on ‘Edit’ -> ‘Edit’
5. In the ‘Edit’ popup, select Add -> Add from library
6. In the search box, enter the name of your taskflow
7. Select your taskflow and give it a ‘Name’ and click ‘Add’. This adds the taskflow to the resource catalog
8. Select the newly created catalog and click Edit -> show
9. Click on ‘Configuratiions’ tab
10. Change the ‘Resource Catalog for Home spaces’ to the newly created catalog and click ‘Apply’
11. Now go back to webcenter spaces and to test the newly created taskflow:
. Create a new page
. Click on ‘Add Content’
. Select the taskflow from the catalog and click ‘Add’. The taskflow should
appear on the page
. Click ‘Save’ and ‘Close’


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