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Oracle9iAS: Basic Administration          

Duration: 5 days

This course will teach attendees how to install, configure, deploy, and manage the Oracle9i Application Server Release 2. Students will learn Oralce9i Application Server architecture and the features and best practices for deployment in the enterprise. Students will configure the different components such as the Oracle HTTP Server, Oracle9iAS Web Cache, and Oracle9iAS Containers for J2EE. Deploying PL/SQL applications, Servlets, JSPs, Web applications and Web Services will be addressed. Application server administration issues such as Oracle9iAS Single Sign-On (SSO) and the Oracle Internet Directory (OID) are also covered.


  • The role of the application server and the N-Tiered computing model
  • Overview of the Oracle 9i Application Server Release 2 architecture
  • Installing the Oracle9i Release 2 Application Server
  • 9iAS R2 Components
  • The Oracle HTTP Server
  • Managing the Oracle HTTP Server
  • Managing the Oracle Web Cache
  • Setting up and configuring the Oracle Web Cache
  • Deploying PL/SQL applications
  • Deploying CGI applications
  • Deploying Java applications
  • Deploying Web Services
  • Authentication and Security
  • Wireless services
  • Oracle Internet Directory
  • Business intelligence services
  • Unified messaging
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • Pre-installation tasks
  • Installation options
  • Deployment options
  • Installing the J2EE and Web Cache options
  • Developer kits
  • Using OEM to manage the 9iASR2
  • 9iAS management tools
  • Starting and stopping 9iAS
  • OEM homepages
  • Managing the HTTP server
  • Managing processes and connections
  • Network connections
  • Working with server log files
  • Managing directives
  • Container scope and nesting
  • Legality of directives
  • Option, Alias and ScriptAlias directive
  • Enabling and disabling directory indexing
  • Configuring virtual hosts
  • Managing PL/SQL, CGI and Perl applications
  • Creating Database Access Descriptors (DADS)
  • Authenticating PL/SQL applications
  • PL/SQL Server Pages, mod_plsql and the PL/SQL Gateway
  • Configuring mod_cgi, mod_fastcgi for the common gateway
  • Configuring mod_perl
  • CGI and Perl on Oracle 9iAS
  • Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J)
  • Configuring OC4J
  • mod_oc4j
  • Starting and stopping OC4J instances using dcmctl
  • Starting and stopping OC4J instances using OEM
  • Managing OC4J instances using
  • Oracle’s JVM and OracleJSP
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Managing Servlets, JavaServer Pages and JavaStored Procedures
  • Configuring data sources with OC4J
  • Deploying J2EE applications
  • Deploying Web applications
  • Web services
  • The role of web services
  • Web services standards
  • Deploying web services
  • Key features of the Web Cache
  • Web Cache Manager
  • Configuring the Web Cache
  • Starting and stopping the Web Cache
  • Managing listener ports
  • Managing connections
  • Managing the Web Cache
  • Defining caching rules
  • Invalid mechanisms
  • Supporting multiversion documents
  • Rules for personalized pages
  • Rules for pages with session tracking
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Managing the 9iAS Infrastructure
  • Features of the 9iAS infrastructure
  • Different deployment scenarios
  • SSO service
  • Managing the metadata repository
  • The Oracle Management Server
  • Oracle 9iAS Portal Services
  • Testing and Troubleshooting your Oracle 9iAS installation
  • Managing your Oracle 9iAS enterprise deployment
  • Oracle 9iAS integration
  • Best practices for Oracle 9iAS in the enterprise
  • 9iASR2 infrastructure
  • 9iASR2 Clustering
  • 9iASR2 Clustering Architecture
  • Failure scenarios
  • Managing distributed configurations
  • Security concepts and issues
  • Authentication and restriction schemes
  • Configuring basic authentication
  • Configuring anonymous authentication
  • SSL-based communication
  • Configuring mod_ossl
  • Migrating existing certificates using ssl2ossl
  • Encrypting wallet passwords using iasobf
  • Certificate authorities
  • Certificates
  • Setting ports for SSL-based communication
  • Configuring the Oracle HTTP server with SSL
  • The Single Sign-On (SSO) architecture
  • Single sign-on
  • Configuring SSO
  • Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
  • Understanding the Distributed Administration Service (DAS)
  • Benefits of the Oracle Internet Directory
  • Directory server features
  • The Oracle Internet Directory
  • The Oracle Directory Manager
  • Oracle portal
  • Oracle portlets
  • Cryptography, digital ids, digital signatures, Oracle wallets


  • Basic knowledge of the Internet, World Wide Web and an understanding of operating systems (Unix and NT) and browsers.


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