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Oracle Webcenter Sites 12c (12.2.1) – Installation & Configuration

Video Tutorial

In this post I will show you how to install & configure Oracle Webcenter Sites 12c (12.2.1) on Oracle Linux 6.7.

Please watch the video for detailed explanation and demo of installation and configuration steps.

My Environment

  • Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit Virtual Machine
  • Oracle Database 12.2.0.4
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure 12.2.1.0
  • Oracle Webcenter Sites 12.2.1
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8

I have my Oracle Linux 6.7 64 Bit virtual machine already built along with Oracle Database 12c & JDK 1.8.

Software Required

  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_wcsites.jar
  • fmw_12.2.1.0.0_infrastructure.jar

Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Installation

In 12c, Weblogic Server need not be installed separately. Infrastructure installation comes with Weblogic Server, Oracle Common, JRF and EM templates
  • Make sure JAVA_HOME is set & JAVA executable is added to PATH environment variable.
  • Navigate to software directory and execute infrastructure installer using JAVA

  • Follow the on screen instructions as shown per below screen shots.

Oracle Webcenter Sites Installation

  • Navigate to software directory and execute WebCenter Sites installer using Java

  • Click Next on the welcome screen
  • Skip Auto Updates and click Next
  • Provide Middleware Home used during Infrastructure Installation. Click on View to confirm the components in Middleware Home
    • /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw
  • Select Webcenter Sites and click Next
  • Make sure prerequisite checks are successful and click Next
  • Click Install on the Summary screen
  • Make sure all installation steps are successful and click Next
  • Click Finish on Installation Complete screen

Oracle Webcenter Sites Repository Creation

  • Navigate to oracle_common/bin and execute RCU

  • Click Next on the welcome screen
  • Select “Create Repository” – “System Load and Product Load” and click Next
  • Provide database details as per below screenshot and click Next. Make sure you are using sys account and selected “SYSDBA” role
  • Make sure DB prerequisites are successful and click OK
  • Provide schema prefix and select below components
    • WebCenter Sites
    • WebCenterSites – Visitor Services
  • Below components are selected automatically
    • AS Common Schemas – Oracle Platform Security Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services Append
    • AS Common Schemas – Audit Services Viewer
  • Make sure component specific prerequisites are successful and click OK
  • provide schema password and click Next
  • Verify table spaces and click Next. Click OK on the confirmation screen. Change the table space parameters if required by click “Manage tablespaces”



  • Click create on Summary screen
  • Repository creation progress
  • Make sure the creation status is success for each component and click Close

Oracle Webcenter Sites Domain Creation

  • Navigate to oracle_common/common/bin and execute configuration script

  • Select “Create a new domain”, provide domain location and click Next
    • Domain Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/domains/WCSDomain
  • Select below product templates and click Next
    • Oracle WebCenter Sites
    • Oracle WebCenter Sites – Visitor Services
    • Oracle WebCenter Sites – Insights
    • Oracle WebCenter Sites – SiteCapture
    • Oracle WebCenter Sites – Satellite Server
  • Below components are selected automatically
    • Oracle Enterprise Manager
    • Oracle JRF
    • Weblogic Coherence Cluster Extension
  • Provide Application Location and click Next
    • Application Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/applications/WCSDomain
  • Provide Weblogic administration username & password and click Next
  • Select production Mode & JDK Location and click Next
  • Provide STB schema details and click “Get RCU Configuration” and make sure schema retrieval is successful
  • Verify retrieved schema and click Next
  • Make sure JDBC component schema test is successful for all schema and click Next
  • Select below components in “Advanced Configuration” and click Next
    • Administration Server
    • Node Manager
    • Managed Servers, Clusters and Coherence
  • Provide Admin Server name, port & listen address and click Next
  • Select “Per Domain Default Location”. Provide Node Manager username & password and click Next
  • Provide managed Server details as shown below and click Next
  • Clusters are recommended in Production environments. For test & single server environments clusters can be ignored
  • Leave default values for Coherence cluster and click Next
  • Create Unix Machine with below details and click Next
  • Assign Managed servers to the newly created machine and click Next
  • Click Create on “Configuration Summary” screen
  • Make sure domain creation process is successful and click Next
  • Make a note of Domain Location & Administration URL and click Finish

Oracle Webcenter Sites Domain Startup

  • Navigate to DOMAIN_HOME/bin and execute startNodeManager

  • Navigate to DOMAIN_HOME and create security directory using below commands

  • Create boot.properties inside security directory with below content

  • Execute startWeblogic.sh from Domain Home

  • Once Admin Server is started completely, start Managed Servers from Weblogic administration console URL

  • Make sure all managed servers are in RUNNNING state

Oracle Webcenter Sites Configuration

  • Grant OPSS permissions to /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/wcsites/wcsites_common/lib/sites-security.jar using below command

  • Access below URL to start Webcenter Sites Configurator

  • Click Begin on the Configurator Home Page
  • Provide WCS Shared Directory path or accept the default path and click Next
    • Default Location : /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/user_projects/domains/WCSDomain/wcsites/config
  • Provide the Data Source Name of WCS database.
    • wcsitesDS
  • Provide Web Application Parameters as below and click Next
  • Provide CAS Deployment Information as shown below and click Next
  • Provide passwords for Administrator accounts and click Next
  • Click Test to test the configuration and make sure the configuration test is successful


  • Configuration progress. The configuration might take approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Make sure the configuration is successful.
  • Restart wcsites_server1 Managed Server.

Oracle Webcenter Sites Console

  • Access Webcenter Sites Console using below URL.

  • Login using “fwadmin” and password provided during configuration
  • Select Admin Site and click on WEM Admin, Admin Icons
  • WEM Admin Application Home Page
  • Sites Admin Application Home Page

Thats It !! You now have a working Oracle Webcenter Sites 12c installed & configured.

Hope you found this post helpful. If you have any questions please post in the comments section. Please watch my video for detailed explanation and demo.

2016-12-08T18:20:42+00:00

About the Author:

I am a Senior Cloud Professional specialized in AWS Cloud with 11 years of IT experience. I am enthusiastic about Serverless Architecture. I am an expert in Oracle Fusion Middleware.

5 Comments

  1. Sanjib Saha September 25, 2016 at 11:42 AM - Reply

    Hi Prasad ,

    Thanks a lot for such a detailed installation & setup video.

    I am new into SOA. I have followed you SOA installation video but do have any plan to share an video on SOA administration covering the general tasks and concepts.

    It will be very helpful for me.

  2. advait October 18, 2016 at 10:40 AM - Reply

    Hi Prasad,

    Thanks a lot.

    I have a clustered setup for WCS, the cluster has two machines with 3 managed servers each. I have used pack unpack technique for the secondary node.
    Can you please help on how the “Oracle Webcenter Sites Configuration” step can be performed for this.

  3. Rajmohan November 9, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    Hi Prasad,
    I have a task of integrating this soa suite 12.2.1 with oracle EBS 12.2.4 . Can you please help me to integrate both.
    Thanks,
    Rajmohan.

  4. Rajmohan November 9, 2016 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Hi Prasad,
    We were working on integrating Oracle EBS driver with Oracle EBS 12.2.4. Our Driver requires SOAP services to be enabled in EBS suite. For SOAP services to be enabled, we need integrated SOA gateway to be configured with the SOA suite brought up in the tutorial.
    We were following the instructions given in https://support.oracle.com/epmos/faces/DocumentDisplay?_afrLoop=347716854523284&parent=DOCUMENT&sourceId=1311068.1&id=1311068.1&_afrWindowMode=0&_adf.ctrl-state=opq4e6r76_4 , and after integration, soa suite is going down .

    Can you please help us to resolve the issue.

    Thanks,
    Rajmohan

  5. Siva February 20, 2017 at 1:24 PM - Reply

    Hello pdomala,

    Thanks a lot for such a detailed installation & setup video.

    i did WCS installation , but while doing configuration at http://ServerIP:port/sites/sitesconfigsetup , i made few mistakes.

    can you please let me know, how can i revert/correct the changes/details provided at sitesconfigsetup

    Thanks,
    Siva Polamarasetti

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