Tutorial: Configuring Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle Content Server (UCM) R11 (PS5/PS6/dot8)
(Doc ID 1460830.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2022
Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 188.8.131.52.0 to 184.108.40.206.6 [Release 11g] Information in this document applies to any platform.
You can configure Oracle HTTP Server (OHS) as the frontend for WebCenter Portal 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 Portal. 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 WebCenter Content. 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 Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content.
This document has been fully tested with the following releases:
WebCenter dot8 (220.127.116.11.0)
WebCenter PS6 (18.104.22.168.0)
WebCenter PS5 (22.214.171.124.0)
This is part of a series of Tutorials for Installing and Configuring WebCenter Portal. In this tutorial we will cover the following topics:
Install and Configure the Web Tier / HTTP Server (OHS).
Change the HTTP Port to 80.
Configuring WebCenter Portal and Oracle WebCenter Content 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.
All references to the documentation in this tutorial correspond to dot8 (126.96.36.199.0) release.
For previous releases you can find the documentation here: