Tutorial: Configuring Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle Content Server (UCM) R11 (PS3/PS4)
(Doc ID 1320686.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 20, 2019
Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 22.214.171.124.0 to 126.96.36.199.0 [Release 11g] Information in this document applies to any platform.
You can configure Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) as the frontend for WebCenter Components. Some scenarios that require OHS as the frontend are:
For OSSO to function properly between Site Studio and Oracle Content Server UI. This is achieved through mod_osso of OHS.
For distribution of load across Oracle WebLogic Server cluster nodes. This is achieved through mod_wl of OHS.
For OAM's WebGate component.
As a reverse proxy. In Production Environments you might need to configure an HTTP Server as a reverse proxy in front of WebCenter. In most cases, the HTTP Server would sit in the Public DMZ, and would forward the requests to the Application Tiers in the DMZ Secure Zone, where the 2 zones are separated by a firewall. This is primarily done for security reasons.
OHS is also required for Single-Sign On to function properly between Site Studio and Oracle Content Server UI. If OHS is not configured, certain functionality will not be available, such as Document Manager document rendition support, advanced metadata edit, and the IFRAME functionality. This is achieved through mod_osso of OHS.
In this tutorial you will configure the Oracle HTTP Server to listen on port 80 and proxy the requests to WebCenter and Oracle Content Server.
This document has been tested with WebCenter PS3 (188.8.131.52.0) and PS4 (184.108.40.206.0) releases.
This is part of a series of Tutorials for Installing and Configuring WebCenter. In this tutorial we will cover the following topics:
Install the Oracle Web Tier.
Install the Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set 4 (220.127.116.11.0).
Configure the Web Tier / HTTP Server (OHS).
Change the HTTP Port to 80.
Configuring WebCenter and Oracle Content Server with Oracle HTTP Server (OHS).
The following diagram shows the configuration that will be performed in this document:
For this Tutorial we will show the installation and configuration process on OEL5 64bit. A similar process can be used for other Platforms.
Note: All references to the documentation in this tutorial correspond to PS4 (18.104.22.168.0) release. If you are installing PS3 (22.214.171.124.0) release you can find the documentation here: